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Running fan speed@100% will NOT shorten the "lifespan" of the card. They are engineered to be at reference 100% for the lifetime of the card.
 
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you need to lower the ambient temp in your room if possible
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mtbiker033;14619333 
you need to lower the ambient temp in your room if possible

or move to somewere cold. like say, Russia cheers.gif
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomfix;14617915 
At 100% 24/7, Your fan should last you 2-3 Years, But by that time, your GPU would die first if it's 100% usage for 24/7

I believe the fans used in GPU's are rated at 63,000 hours or about 7.2 years at 100% 24/7.
    
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I have my fan running at 50% constantly and scaling up as the temp moves up...

32C right now max 68C is when i was playing Crysis 2 on ultra smile.gif
    
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post #26 of 29
nope, if it ever does burn the fan out, rma it :-)
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ask the folders
    
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post #28 of 29
Your fine with it, fan will fail sooner. I don't really see a point in doing this though, unless you are folding all the time.
I usually just jack mine up to 75% whenever I start a game, then turn it back down when I'm done.
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post #29 of 29
24/7 ? Never tried that but it should be fine for 3-4 hours a day.
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