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Will it hurt to run the fan at 100% on my card all the time?

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Is there a guide for safely setting up fan speeds?
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ATI Tool will allow you to set certain ranges. I would change up the stock fan speed profile so that the fan hits 100% at a lower temp, but I wouldn't run it 100% all the time.
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It shouldn't hurt the fan to run at 100% as long as you don't change the voltages. Try using the SpeedFan program to try to control the fan speeds. Only real issue with 100% speed is potential noise issues.
    
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Thanks for the info guys) As long as there is just the noise issue then there is np. What temp. should I have it hit 100% at?
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I set my PC Health status or whatever it's called (where you choose the target temp) to the lowest setting, which for my BIOS is 40 C.
    
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Thanks for the info guys) As long as there is just the noise issue then there is np. What temp. should I have it hit 100% at?
It depends entirely on the room temperature/paste job/cooler type/dust in the cooler/case temp so you'll just have to try it and see.
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post #7 of 12
He's asking what temp the fan should automatically switch to 100%.

I have mine plugged into a 3 pin adapter from a molex, so it runs full speed all the time...it works perfectly.

Run it at max all the time..it won't hurt it.
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post #8 of 12
If you don't mind noise, go 100%...if you want a good temp to hit 100%...try for 60 degC.
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
It shouldn't hurt the fan to run at 100% as long as you don't change the voltages. Try using the SpeedFan program to try to control the fan speeds. Only real issue with 100% speed is potential noise issues.
Woa woa woa....how do you use speedfan to control VGA fan speeds? I can't seem to find that option on the menu, or in the help file. The only reason I want to use speedfan is becuase I heard that it's risky to run ATI Tray Tools and CCC together on the X1950 series cards, bc you may get some issues.
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