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Is it a good thing to set fan speed at 100%

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Right now I have my HD 5770 (Reference design) on 50% fan speed and it goes up to 75 Degrees while running furmark. Should I set it to 100%? Will it kill my card since the fan is spinning fast?
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post #2 of 7
Fans are meant to be run at 100% for any amount of time. Feel free to crank up the fan to drop those temps.
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post #3 of 7
You could also download MSI afterburner and use it to set a custom fan profile. This way, you can set your fan at a low speed when it's idling and then make it go higher as the card gets hotter.
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post #4 of 7
Fan life is determined by the number of hours run I believe, not the speed. Even if it did make a difference, I guarantee the fan will outlast the card under any circumstance.

ATI cards run relatively cool, so the auto fan control is adequate in pretty much all cases, except for maybe when you're benching and want things to stay as cool as possible.

But just set it at whatever makes your ears and mind comfortable.
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by Snowmen;14272993 
You could also download MSI afterburner and use it to set a custom fan profile. This way, you can set your fan at a low speed when it's idling and then make it go higher as the card gets hotter.

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Why make a racket at idle?
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Your fan won't wear out. And if it did, they're easy to replace.
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Its not a problem! I run my fan 100% for a couple years and still works fine.
 
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