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post #1 of 11
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I have an EVGA 650i sli ftw mb. The fan is so loud. Can I turn it off? I'm overclocked to 4.0GHz @ 1.30 volts. Does the fan really do much? Would turning it off make my system unstable? How do I turn it off if it wont damage anything. Is there an option in the bios?
post #2 of 11
wait u want to turn your fan off on your graphics card? or on the CPU itself!?
post #3 of 11
all those fans and stuff are just there to provide the illusion of movement and power, much like the top grills on those mid-90's chevy camaros. you can disconnect them all without worry, heat is an myth.
post #4 of 11
If you are talking about the fan on your CPU, then no. You CPU will cook. If the cpu cooler is Intel's OEM, replace it with an aftermarket cooler and quieter fans.

Have a feeling im being trolled though, based on the post count and rep of the OP.
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post #5 of 11
Should be fine. The heatsink looks beefy enough.

Or not, I dunno:

Quote:
Officially the fan is considered optional and isn’t required for operation at stock clock speeds, but without the fan in place, the North Bridge can run pretty hot (especially when running SLI!), so unless you have a system fan nearby we recommend that you mount the chipset fan to the motherboard. Unfortunately the chipset fan runs loud, so you will want to tweak the fan settings in BIOS so the fan will adjust RPMs based on temperatures.
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...view/page2.asp
post #6 of 11
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Sorry I should have been more clear. This motherboard has a motherboard fan on it. It's a small fan that helps cool the motherboard. I went into fan management in the bios have my cpu at 100% Turned the other two down one was chasis one was nvidia. Don't know which is the motherboard fan. Anyone know?
post #7 of 11
I think he's on about the fan on the northbridge guys, not the CPU or Graphics card

Yes, You can turn off/remove the fan.

EDIT: Bah, ninja'd
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post #8 of 11
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Yes the northbridge. How do I turn it off?
post #9 of 11
Not sure if there's a BIOS setting, but you should be able to unplug it directly from the motherboard and unclip it from the heatsink.

EDIT: See this picture, at the right hand side there is a cable. Unplug that. also at the top of the fan I think there is a clip to take the fan off the heatsink.


Edited by Buzzin92 - 11/1/11 at 8:46am
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post #10 of 11
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Thanks.
Edited by lowkickqop - 11/1/11 at 8:51am
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