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I just received the 9600GSO. The card is pretty loud, as loud as a CPU stock cooler on max. I googled "XFX 9600GSO loud" and found threads about it. I found out that XFX gives out resistors (back then, maybe now?) to reduce the speed of the fan, and on here, corky dorkelson said to splice a resistor. Now, the word "splice" sounds pretty scary, and I don't even know what a resistor is. I also heard that the fan goes 100% and you cannot control it. (I haven't test it with overclocking programs yet because my computer is being lame for several reasons.) I'll try to control the fan speed out once I get my computer working with the 9600GSO.
    
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I just received the 9600GSO. The card is pretty loud, as loud as a CPU stock cooler on max. I googled "XFX 9600GSO loud" and found threads about it. I found out that XFX gives out resistors (back then, maybe now?) to reduce the speed of the fan, and on here, corky dorkelson said to splice a resistor. Now, the word "splice" sounds pretty scary, and I don't even know what a resistor is. I also heard that the fan goes 100% and you cannot control it. (I haven't test it with overclocking programs yet because my computer is being lame for several reasons.) I'll try to control the fan speed out once I get my computer working with the 9600GSO.
I haven't see XFX's resistor option.

Do you own a soldering iron?
    
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I'm afraid not.
    
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I'm afraid not.
Probably the most feasible option is the XFX resistor.

But if you do feel like learning to solder, adding a resistor is a pretty easy task.
    
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Alrighty, thanks for your advice!
    
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Alrighty, thanks for your advice!
One thing you could do--depending on the heatsink they used, is something I did on my old HD4670. If the HSF is basically just a chunk of metal with a fan blowing onto the card, you can simply disconnect the fan plug, and zip-tie a 120mm fan onto the card chassis (with air direction blowing onto the card). I was in a similar situation with my MSI 4670, which didn't have fan control and the fan spun at 100% all the time, sounded like a jet engine. Worked for mine, temps actually went down.

Might not work if your card employs a shroud, since that is a more functional design for cooling.
    
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