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Hi guys, I just downloaded rivatuner and saw that I could make my GPUs fans turn at 100% of their speed 100% of the time.

Temps on my cards (at idle) went from 79°C to 57°C. Would there be any benefits to leave it at 100% all the time? Or would that just use the video card's fan faster for nothing?
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posted it on the wrong section.... sry about that.


I'm pretty sure some of you guys can answer this neway... for rep of course
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I have mine set at 70% all the time. Reason: 100% was too loud and whiney. I set it at 100% at first and dropped it 5% at a time until it was tolerable. Then I ran Rivatuner in the background and played some games for a while. There really wasn't that much of a temp difference between 100% and 70%. Everyone's situation is different though, so I'd recommend testing it for yourself.
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Hi guys, I just downloaded rivatuner and saw that I could make my GPUs fans turn at 100% of their speed 100% of the time.

Temps on my cards (at idle) went from 79°C to 57°C. Would there be any benefits to leave it at 100% all the time? Or would that just use the video card's fan faster for nothing?
I can't answer exactly for your video card, so I will use my HD3870 as an example. The fan at full throttle sounds like a vacuum (not just any vacuum - a ShopVac!).

The only downsides to keeping it on are noise, power consumption, wear/tear on the fan itself, and maybe more dust inside the case? The upside is that it would keep your card cooler all the time, which may make it last longer, or may even keep temps down inside your case. It's up to you
    
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I can't answer exactly for your video card, so I will use my HD3870 as an example. The fan at full throttle sounds like a vacuum (not just any vacuum - a ShopVac!).

The only downsides to keeping it on are noise, power consumption, wear/tear on the fan itself, and maybe more dust inside the case? The upside is that it would keep your card cooler all the time, which may make it last longer, or may even keep temps down inside your case. It's up to you
Well if there are chances that the fan will break then I'm certainly leaving it at auto...
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Well if there are chances that the fan will break then I'm certainly leaving it at auto...
you can get a good aftermarket cooler for 25-35$ that you wont even hear running and will keep your card nice n cool...

As for your fan motor burning up, Ive heard this may happen, but never seen it happen... But most ppl put aftermarket on.

I treat a vid card just like the rest of my machine... Im not going to run a stock intel cooler on my cpu, or a stock cooler on my gpu.

My idle temps on a 8800gt are 36 and after hours of gaming it never gets above 50.

And the duo orb will fit an SLI setup
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