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|05-29-2012 07:02 AM|
|stealth||In for 1!|
|05-26-2012 08:02 AM|
|05-25-2012 11:34 PM|
Here is a video:
You can check the different between them.
|05-20-2012 07:38 PM|
|05-19-2012 06:59 PM|
|05-17-2012 06:50 PM|
|05-16-2012 09:13 PM|
I haven't really looked into different fans because the noise doesn't bother me, but I did find this on Newegg. You'd have to devise your own mounting system.
I have no idea if it's a good product or quieter. Just an example of what's out there.
There's this which comes complete with heatsink and is a lot more expensive (it's "you should just buy a new card" kind of expensive).
On the other hand, these cards apparently can safely withstand a max temperature of 104C.
Mine idles at 33C, there should be no harm at all in slowing down the fan to maintain maybe 60-65C while idling. I think nVidia (i.e. System Tools), MSI, or a 3rd party may have utilities that can control the fan speed. What you could try is set a profile that runs the fans at reduced speed when when the card is idling (displaying 2D graphics) and returns to normal profile when gaming. Monitor GPU temps to make sure it's always within a normal range. Max may be 104C, but I'd probably try to keep fan speeds at where it never gets much higher than low 70s. It would still get noisy while gaming, but I'm pretty sure ambient game sounds will drown out the fan noise. I'm noticing the fan noise now, but I don't notice it at all when I'm immersed in a game.
|05-16-2012 02:17 PM|
|05-16-2012 07:48 AM|
Is your case very compact? It could be there's not enough airflow so the fans on the card are working harder than they need to. You might try running HWMonitor and see what kind of temps you're getting.
Bad card is also a possibility. Could be maybe the heatsink isn't making good contact with the GPU so it gets hotter than it should. HWMonitor should be able to help determine that.
Yes, it could also be the PSU. You could switch back to the old card and see if the PSU by itself is noisy.
|05-16-2012 07:29 AM|
|05-16-2012 07:26 AM|
|05-16-2012 07:20 AM|
*Edit* You might also want to try messing with the fan speed in the Nvidia control panel.
|05-16-2012 06:51 AM|
|andyl9063||get a 6870 Double D.|
|05-16-2012 06:12 AM|
I'm surprised you find it that loud, did you have a gaming-oriented card previously? It's definitely not silent, but in my experience, it's much quieter than the single-fan BFG GTS250 before it, the EVGA 9800GT before that, and PNY 9600GT before that.
|05-16-2012 05:23 AM|
|Sim-X||I can't stand how loud this thing is, I didn't even get to play Diablo last night because the servers were down (of course) - This thing is driving me bonkers, I even took the card apart & lubed up the fans but that didn't help any. Can I replace the stock fans with a better one? If so what's a good fan that will work with this card? I don't mind spending a little more on a very quiet high quality fan.|
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