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So I was playing Far Cry 3 on my New PC, and I had previously set a Fan Curve on my Video Card with the Precision Program.

I was playing for over an hour until I decided to see how hot it was running, I turned on the Precision program and suddenly my fan kicked into Overdrive. The Video Card was at 81° Celsius.

So my question is, Do I need to keep the software running while playing games? Is there an alternate program to help me keep my video card (or my entire computer) cool?
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If it's the same as msi afterburner (which you can also use), I'm pretty sure it needs to be running to keep your fan profile setting. What card do you have? I don't think 81c is going to harm anything, most (nvidia) are meant to run up to and around 90 afaik. wink.gif
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I have a GTX 670 FTW. It never got over 81° but the other day I also used Benchmark Heaven and it wouldnt go over 81°

So there is no way to keep the Fan Curve on?
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I have a GTX 670 FTW. It never got over 81° but the other day I also used Benchmark Heaven and it wouldnt go over 81°

So there is no way to keep the Fan Curve on?

No. The program needs to be running in the background at all times. How else do you think your card will keep running at its settings. If you exit the program your 670 will run at out of the box GPU speeds and fan curves.

Why does it matter? Not like its taking up that much memory.
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No. The program needs to be running in the background at all times. How else do you think your card will keep running at its settings. If you exit the program your 670 will run at out of the box GPU speeds and fan curves.

Why does it matter? Not like its taking up that much memory.
what he said ^^^
I like afterburner better, especially with the new skins thumb.gif
http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/msi_afterburner_beta_download.html
I've been using this beta for a few weeks, no issues so far.
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Yeah, I just re-ran the Heaven Benchmark Settings, and the Graphics card never went over 69°

+I got 16 GB of RAM for my new PC.

One more random question about the fan thats on my Graphics Card.
I have an EVGA GTX 670 FTW, and was just wondering does the fan from inside of the case pull in air or push out air? I bought an extra 120mm fan and mounted it to the bottom of my case, and wasnt sure If I should push the air from the bottom fan towards the Gtx or not.
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Yeah, I just re-ran the Heaven Benchmark Settings, and the Graphics card never went over 69°

+I got 16 GB of RAM for my new PC.

One more random question about the fan thats on my Graphics Card.
I have an EVGA GTX 670 FTW, and was just wondering does the fan from inside of the case pull in air or push out air? I bought an extra 120mm fan and mounted it to the bottom of my case, and wasnt sure If I should push the air from the bottom fan towards the Gtx or not.
It pulls air into the card from inside your computer case, out the back of the card. So mount your fan with it pulling air from outside the case, blowing up towards your 670. thumb.gif
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