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Hey guys,

Just built a system with a GTX 770, Gainward's 3-fan model. I'm getting an annoying and obvious amount of fan noise even from inside a case that's probably muffling quite a lot of it - Nanoxia's Deep Silence 4.

Everything I've read in reviews about this card say it's very quiet (also plastered all over its packaging), and that the fans are set up nicely so there are no sharp ramp-ups etc.
Everything I'm seeing from this card is the opposite to that. It even ramps up randomly while sitting at the desktop occasionally.

I didn't touch Gainward's driver disc, just installed the latest arrangement from nVidia's website. Surely I'm not required to instal manufacturer 'bloatware' to shut this card up? My only other thought is perhaps the cooler isn't seated too well so if nothing else fixes it I'll pop that off and re-paste it.

Open to ideas, and would love to hear other people's experiences with this card. The whole reason I bought the damn thing was to put it in a whisper quiet build smile.gif and it's ruining it.

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Hey dude, sorry to bust your chops off topic, but how do you find your new case?
(I've got the TJ08-E, thinking of switching to that case, it sounds like it's generally good)

I did notice it's got 120mm fans, not 140mm but I spose that's not the end of the world.

Sorry about your noise, I'd maybe even consider a FW update, some revisions can be quite fan aggressive (or there could be a general overheating issue?)
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What are your temperatures?
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Hey dude, sorry to bust your chops off topic, but how do you find your new case?
(I've got the TJ08-E, thinking of switching to that case, it sounds like it's generally good)

I did notice it's got 120mm fans, not 140mm but I spose that's not the end of the world.

Sorry about your noise, I'd maybe even consider a FW update, some revisions can be quite fan aggressive (or there could be a general overheating issue?)
New case is nice! Easy enough to build into although could use more cable space behind the motherboard. Temps are low and case is quiet as anything. Inbuilt 2 channel fan controller is a nice touch.
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What are your temperatures?
Temps are normal - 40ish idle and 80-90 under Furmark load.

Upon closer inspection it's the GS600 PSU that's doing the stupid random fan blasts. The GPU is fairly quiet although so far it's untested in games.
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