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Whats up guys,

got my 690 today, got it installed, everything is great. except its too loud, even with the fan at 30%, looks to be the lowest i can get it to go. how do i get it to spin slower?

thanks!


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The fan speed floor is usually a BIOS limitation, so you'd have to flash it to go lower. I didn't think the 690 was supposed to be terribly loud, does it sound defective like bearing noise, or is it just typical fan and air moving noise?

Only other suggestion I have is the obvious "try to improve case airflow/cooling" but with particular attention to the internal exhaust half of your card. Have you noticed that one GPU is much hotter than another?
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to a normal person this card would be very quiet. its just the noise of moving air, no bearing noise or anything. im just a quiet freak and have all the other fans in my case running at about 500rpm, this is at 1100, easily the loudest thing in my computer. I was just wondering if i could get it lower than 30% at idle. what it does at load i dont care.
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Oh okay, well in that case assuming your idle temps are okay then you should be able to edit yours yourself or find a BIOS with unlocked fan speed and flash it.
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at 72°F ambient idle is 32°C. tons of head room to turn the fan down at idle...
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Use any GPU overclocking software (MSI Afterburner, EVGA Precision) and manually set the fan speed to the lowest, I think you should be able to get it down to 25%.
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afterburner wont let me put it below 30%
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PapaSmurf6768 View Post

Use any GPU overclocking software (MSI Afterburner, EVGA Precision) and manually set the fan speed to the lowest, I think you should be able to get it down to 25%.
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afterburner wont let me put it below 30%

Yep he can't do that because the fan floor is a BIOS limit, so he needs to flash to go lower. The thread isn't very long dude.
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could you point me in the a direction of where to get such a bios, and how to do it? smile.gif
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post #10 of 14
Why don't you just watercool it? thumb.gif
I personally wouldn't though, that shroud is so sexy. tongue.gif
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