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Alright guys, so I got this new build in April this year,
i7 3770k (stock) w/ Antec Kuhler 620
16Gb Ram
GTX Titan
Asus Maximus V Formula
Coolermaster CM690II Advanced

I would play Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite and BF3 and it would be extremely quiet during April/May/June! I mean, I could hear it ramp up A LITTLE, but I was very happy and surprised with how little difference there was during idle and load.

But starting about 4 weeks ago, I've noticed it has got louder and louder during load when playing games!! All temps are fine! But (I'm pretty sure it's the GPU) the fan has been going like never before!

Ambient temps are from 16-20c, not warm at all. I remember the first time I played BF3 on this rig, it was REALLLLY quiet, now its ridiculous, and haven't changed A THING!

Also my PC has VERY LITTLE dust.

Any suggestions?
Thanks!!
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What are your GPU and CPU temps while gaming now?
And fan utilization for the GPU, since the Titan uses Boost 2.0.
Could be dust, or could be the thermal paste wearing out on one of the two.
Could also be the pump on the CPU, since AIOs sometimes have issues with those.
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msi afterburner you can set your own fan profile
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Originally Posted by aramisathei View Post

What are your GPU and CPU temps while gaming now?
And fan utilization for the GPU, since the Titan uses Boost 2.0.
Could be dust, or could be the thermal paste wearing out on one of the two.
Could also be the pump on the CPU, since AIOs sometimes have issues with those.

I use EVGA Precision X, My temp target is 80c, so it never passes that, I have logged and checked myself.
My CPU temp is in the low 50's while gaming.

I have the default fan profile.
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msi afterburner you can set your own fan profile
Yeah that's what I hear, however, will it take into account my temp target 80c?

Let's say I set a slightly lower fan speed after it hits 70c, how will it cool down the gpu, without passing temp target 80c, but keeping the fans at my set speed?

Sorry for not being too clear.
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Originally Posted by Kipsta77 View Post

Yeah that's what I hear, however, will it take into account my temp target 80c?

Let's say I set a slightly lower fan speed after it hits 70c, how will it cool down the gpu, without passing temp target 80c, but keeping the fans at my set speed?

A Titan will throttle its boost clocks @80c on its own by default. You can lower your fan speed, but your card won't boost as high.

So your choice comes down to performance vs acoustics. But if it was running quietly before, something else must've changed.
post #7 of 9
The Summer period goes hard on our systems, I say wait for September and see if the situation gets better.
This is a possible solution if you want to invest some bucks in silent gaming: http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/554/accelero-xtreme-iii.html?c=2182
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I know you said there is little dust but the first thing I would do is a good cleaning. Sounds like dust in the fins behind the fans.. or possibly a case fan not supplying cool air to GPU?? Or dirty case fan filters?

What is the temp of the air going into GPU vs room temp?

A cheap digital indoor/outdoor thermometer or terrarium thermometer works great. Twist a piece of stiff insulated wire into the last 8" of sensor lead so you can bend it to position sensor where you want it... like 40mm in front of your GPU cooler/radiator intake.. to see what the air temp going into CPU / GPU cooler is compared to room temp. The closer it is to room temp the better.. Shouldn't be more than about 5c, 2-3c is what I usually end up with after 30 minutes full load on both CPU and GPU. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by Kipsta77 View Post

I would play Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite and BF3 and it would be extremely quiet during April/May/June! I mean, I could hear it ramp up A LITTLE, but I was very happy and surprised with how little difference there was during idle and load.

But starting about 4 weeks ago, I've noticed it has got louder and louder during load when playing games!! All temps are fine! But (I'm pretty sure it's the GPU) the fan has been going like never before!

I find this mildly disturbing if it is the GPU. I remember reading one or two posts mentioning temperature increases in GTX 780s/Titans over time, I hope this isn't going to be a trend - degrading TIM or something.
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