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Hello. I have this card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363

I have it installed with both power extensions plugged in to the card.

The computer is very loud. Especially when gaming. I'm pretty sure it's the card (haven't opened up the pc while it's on yet)

Is this normal for big graphics cards like this one? Thanks
post #2 of 12
Download MSI Afterburner and check your temps and fan speed settings,

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm
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Install MSI Afterburner, than go to fan speed settings as i can see you have 2 fans that means you can run with low fan speed. Set fan speed to 55~60% range and download the furmark, check for stability if gpu doesn't goes over 85'C you are fine. Remember your gpu max temp is 99'C. Stay below 92'C.
    
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I have the exact same card and its very quiet and cool. Are you using any program to control the fan speed? Like afterburner? Or the one that came with the card? MSI Afterburner is much better than the Gigabyte counterpart. You can go into settings/ fan and control how fast the fans are spinning for any given temp.
Is it a lot louder than with you'r old card? usually the cooler on cards like these are quieter than the stock (OEM) cooler from Nividia.
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My old card was quieter... It was just a 1x card though. I'm having trouble viewing the temp of my card in Afterburner and also how to set fan speeds.
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Like they said, check your temps, and if they're on the high side(above 80c) use MSI AB to set a custom fan profile for yourself and that should help lower temps.
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Ok I just opened my case and it the CPU fan is the culprit. I got the stock one from my 955 BE Phenom on there. Any way to lower the CPU fan speed? Or is this a bad idea?
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I honestly am beginning to think that I am the only one who loves a loud computer...
Mine sounds like a wind tunnel... and i wouldnt have it any other way.. haha
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Originally Posted by Peachhunter12;15461709 
Ok I just opened my case and it the CPU fan is the culprit. I got the stock one from my 955 BE Phenom on there. Any way to lower the CPU fan speed? Or is this a bad idea?

Well it isn't running loud for no reason. Your CPU temps could be on the high side, and I'm not sure how to lower the fan speeds but I wouldn't really advise it either way. You could get like a cheap hyper 212 evo($35) and it'd perform lightyears better than the stock heatsink, keeping temps down which'll make the fans stay quieter.
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To see the temps while gaming, go into monitoring, next to GPU temp make sure its checked and also it has "in OSD" next to it. If it doesnt you have to check the box down lower that says Show in On-Screen display. Then it will show up in game.
In fan tab make sure that Enable user defined software automatic fan control is checked. Then you just grab the dots with the cursor by left clicking them and moving them where you want them.
I have mine set to at about 48c its at almost 50%, when it hits 55c it jumps to 60% and etc..
use the tips when hoovering over points in afterburner to tell you what they do, very helpful.
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