Originally Posted by DAOWAce
4th revision of the Twin Frozr design and they still haven't fixed that problem?
Both of my GTX 460 Hawks (One Talon) suffer from this, and both are the fan closest to the I/O.
It also varies based on heat. On a cold boot the fan rattles like a monster. When heated they quiet down. Also, ramping fan to 100% and waiting for it to go away then dropping the fan back down is another workaround, but it will come back if the card is still cool.
Thought they may have fixed it on their new cooler, but looks like they haven't. Shame, considering I'm deciding between this and the ASUS card, the ASUS is looking like the better card for acoustics.
Also, it looks like this design actually has smaller fans than their previous designs. Could be a picture illusion though. Anyone able to confirm measurements on the fans?
One of my two new PE OC's also has a subtle grinding noise, also the fan closest to the rear IO. The other fan on this card and both fans on the other card are OK (for now)
Over a day or two's use the noise has improved ever so slightly but still gently audible. Is MSI aware of this? Is it the fans they use or what is going on? Should I RMA the card?
Originally Posted by eternal7trance
Yea they don't come with one.
That just sucks IMO. Thanks for confirming
Originally Posted by nismofreak
Your bridges came with your mobo. I haven't seen nV cards come with SLI bridge. ATI/AMD cards on the other hand do come with crossfire bridges.
Yes I eventually found the one in my motherboard box. I mistook it for a crossfire bridge. Thanks.
On another note, my fiance was playing Witcher 2 (all settings maxed out) @ 1920X1080. The cards average 60 FPS (frames per second) and occasionally drops to 40-50s (no problem with that).
My concern however are the temps. Both cards idle at 30s (celcius). However when playing Witcher 2 the top card's max temp is 91 and the bottom about 85. They both however average 80s for the one and 70s for the other respectively. This also causes the fan's % speed rating to jump even as high as 76 % in some occasions. Room ambient temp is in the 20s (22-27 today).
I have a Corsair Graphite 600T chassis with the following fan config:
* 1X 200mm front intake
* 1X 120mm front intake trhough the 5.25 drive bays using a Xigmatek 4 in 3 HDD cage (though no drives are installed, just used to install fan as intake)
* 1X 120mm at the back for exhaust out
* 2X 120mm top for exhaust out through a 240 rad (Corsair Hydro Series H100)
* I am using the Corsair see-through panel so there aren't any fans or holes in it
Are these's temps normal? Should I be concerned? Will two 120mm fans from the side make a major dirrence at all?
CTVEdited by CTV - 8/26/12 at 8:21am