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Is there a disadvantage to running fan full speed all the time?

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Is there a disadvantage to running fan full speed all the time? I mean, itd keep your card super cool right? The only risk would be of the fan dieing right?
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only disadvantages i see is: fan life will decrease abit and it might be loud
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Sounds, good thing im deaf anyway
    
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Fan life will decrease thats for sure and there is a reason to run in 85% by default.
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I turned the fan up on my Sapphire 5670 from the stock of about 20% to full and it made very little difference in cooling. Could be the design of the cooler, but I'd say the manufacturers knew what they were doing.
Edited by Churminess - 6/12/11 at 11:12am
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Fans are designed to run at full speed.
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Draygonn;13845712 
Fans are designed to run at full speed.

This^^, if you are talking about regular, low decibel moderate air pushing fans of course there is no dis advantage. If you are talking a high powered, high CFM, high decibel fan, then noise would be the only dis advantage.
post #8 of 11
it will be loud
and the fan will burn out faster
if you relube it now and then your be fine
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accelerate dust accumulation.
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