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Hello,

I fully realize this may be a silly question but I have to know for sure.
I just got my hands on an MSI 7870 hawk (it was a bargain) with a Twin Frozr 4 cooler. At boot it spins the fans in reverse to try and clear the heatsink of dust.
Now my experience with the Twin Frozr 3 was that it wasn't nearly as quiet as I wanted it to be, so on my MSI 6870 I replaced the Frozr 3 with an Accelero Twin Turbo pro.
Which ran cooler and much quieter, so I was thinking of putting the Twin Turbo pro on my new 7870 and the Frozr 4 on my old 6870. Maybe.
Haven't really gotten a chance to see how loud the Frozr 4 is due to some problems with my PSU (or the 7870, haven't figured out yet)
Now I'm guessing since fans aren't very complicated my Twin Turbo pro should have no problems running its fans in reverse but I'd hate to run into surprises.
Any input?
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Normal Brushless fans( all computer fans) can't spin backwards.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phenomanator53 View Post

Normal Brushless fans( all computer fans) can't spin backwards.

What they said, MSI is using special fans for their coolers.
    
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Ah, I did not know that, thanks.
So what would happen during boot if I were to install a different cooler. Would it just operate normally, or just sit there and do nothing as the graphics card tries to spin those fans in reverse?
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The ARCTIC fans should just do nothing and wait for the card to give it the right power, but some low quality fans would burn out.
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