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Hey guys ! biggrin.gif

I have a EVGA Geforce GTX570, and after messing around with MSI Afterburner, I actually got myself a question.

Usually, the fan speed is at 30% on idle. But what if i keep it up at 60%? It barely makes anymore noise, and the tempratures are way better if i keep it at 60%..

Does it decrease the lifespan of my videocard if i keep the fans high up? smile.gif

Thanks
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I wouldn't worry about the fan speed at 60%. Should last for years to come.

100% 24/7? then I wouldn't recommend it.
    
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Fan would be fine even with constant 100% speed. Of course you have to remember that idle temps are not that great concern, unless they are like 80C wink.gif. So i'd say unless temps are big problem, keep it at 30% for slightly quieter noise.
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It'll be fine at that speed. I have mine around 65% even when idling.
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Thanks alot guys! +1
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My stock cheapo blue-LED case fans have been running for 8 years almost 24/7 and only about a month ago did the top fan start making funny noises. 12v direct from the power supply.
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post #7 of 13
The fan should be fine, given that's it's a quality a fan, but it is EVGA, and there is no doubt of their superb quality, and legendary standards.

But as usual, Idle temps aren't as important as load temps (which has been said already) and long as the fan does it's job and keeps it cool under load, you're algood. biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 13
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Actually i have one more question!

I overclock met GPU every now and then. and the temps reach 80/90 degrees doing that.
Would you guys recommend an Aftermarket cooler for videocards?
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Actually i have one more question!
I overclock met GPU every now and then. and the temps reach 80/90 degrees doing that.
Would you guys recommend an Aftermarket cooler for videocards?

85'C is fine for a gtx570. Can you improve the airflow in your case?
    
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post #10 of 13
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Airflow is great in terms of cable management. there are no cables in front of any of the fans.

But im not 100% sure about if my case fans are set up correctly..

Front case fan: Exchaust
Back case fan: Blow out
Both fans at the side: Blow out.
No top fans.

Is this set up correctly?
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