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I enabled fan speed control in afterburner and set up fan speed pretty low,because my card is really noisy at anything over 60% fan speed.
I set up something like this :

At 50C fan speed is 40%
At 60C fan speed is 50%
At 70C fan speed is 60%
At 80C fan speed is 70%

I am getting 70-75C gpu temp while gaming,which is more then fine.
What I am worried about could it damage something alse which I cant see the temp of,such as memory or vrms ?
Are those fan settings fine,or should I speed up the fan a little ?
And if those are fine,could I lower it even more ( which I would really like to)
For example

At 60C fan 40%
At 70C fan 50%
I tried it and wasn't getting above 80C after hours of gaming....
Or would this be pushing it too far ?
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if it doesnt push your card above 80-85 degrees constantly you should be fine
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if it doesnt push your card above 80-85 degrees constantly you should be fine
So no reason to worry about vrms or memory ?
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Originally Posted by digiadventures View Post
I enabled fan speed control in afterburner and set up fan speed pretty low,because my card is really noisy at anything over 60% fan speed.
I set up something like this :

At 50C fan speed is 40%
At 60C fan speed is 50%
At 70C fan speed is 60%
At 80C fan speed is 70%

I am getting 70-75C gpu temp while gaming,which is more then fine.
What I am worried about could it damage something alse which I cant see the temp of,such as memory or vrms ?
Are those fan settings fine,or should I speed up the fan a little ?
And if those are fine,could I lower it even more ( which I would really like to)
For example

At 60C fan 40%
At 70C fan 50%
I tried it and wasn't getting above 80C after hours of gaming....
Or would this be pushing it too far ?
I have mine lower then yours. I don't think either one of them ever get to 60%.
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Originally Posted by digiadventures View Post
So no reason to worry about vrms or memory ?
Open GPU-Z and keep it running while gaming, you can see the temperature's of your vrm's and memory to

i would try and keep all under 80-85 degrees.
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Do you have a single fan or a dual fan? I was supprised how much cooler and how much quieter a two fam cooler is. Under full load and at 40 percent fan i keep my card around 55c.
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