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I have a question, Is the HD3870 ICEQ3 fan by HIS Loud?

When your playing a game, can you hear it / does it speed up ?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 9
A bit ot but have you seen this.

He says it's temperature controlled.
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Can't comment on the 3870, but my 1950Pro version was very quiet.
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by Tricky View Post
I have a question, Is the HD3870 ICEQ3 fan by HIS Loud?

When your playing a game, can you hear it / does it speed up ?

Thanks.
I have the HIS 3850 ICEQ3 and the fan is not loud at all even at 100%, It keeps the card quite cool even when overclocked
    
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post #5 of 9
I've got ICEQ 3 on my X1900XT, and it's done fine by me. The fan itself is reasonably quiet, or at least not at a hugely annoying pitch.
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might be a little off topic sorry but i was thinking of ordering this card, do you guys think its worth getting over the other 38xx's?
    
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post #7 of 9
well I can't hear mine at stock and it certainly keeps my temps pretty low, However I threw a quick 877/2500 OC on my card and bring the fan up to 60% to game the card never breaks 60c in any game and I can only hear the difference in noise when the cooler spins up. I haven't even changed out the TIM yet!
    
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post #8 of 9
I don't think it's worth it for the extra money $20 at most maybe but the stock cooler is very efficient and cools well.

If you want the iceq treatment, go for it but it's not a must.

This might help

http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/485/
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post #9 of 9
dr4gon brings up a good point - ICEQ 3 was a very good solution for the X1800 and X1900 series cards, since their stock coolers were horribly loud and the cards themselves were rather hot. The HD3k cards aren't anywhere near as bad though, and having a better cooler on there isn't as important as it was when I bought my graphics card. It was certainly worth the $30 price premium when I built my rig a year and a half ago, but with the current cards on the market, I'm not so sure anymore.
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