Originally Posted by BloodLust22
I have (2) Nvidia GTX260's in SLI I just put into my new system. I have noticed from testing last night that these cards run HOT under load. Card #1 is running around 84C and Card #2 around 79C. I noticed that the fans seems to always be running at 40%. Is this right? I don't notice any variable fan speeds under load or idle so I'm guessing these cards are factory set at 40%. My question is do these temps, fan speeds seem right? Should I use Rivatuner to bump the cards upto say 80% while the system is running help keep them and my system a little cooler?
Yes, gtx 260 crad from nvidia, like most of 200 series, have fan speed set to 40% and it is not changing even under high load ( this is 100% fact )
You MUST use other software to mnage your gpu fan speed.
I am doing this too, with gtx 280 card.
So the best deal ( trust me) is to use EVGA Precision ( this is not only for evga cards, jus for nvidia ) this is SUPER esy to use, and the best way is just set fan speed and save it under some button.
In my case: when i press "*" - fan speed is 90%
"-" - fan speed is 50 % (noice is almost unnoticeable, so i prefer 50 insted stock 40%)
I choose this kay because you almost never use it in games.
So IT depends on you. You can create even 10 different configs and link them to the keyboard buttons.
Every time you start playing you just push the button
You HAVE control.
Ohh, and it tooks only 5 MB RAM of you resources, and its all operating systems compatybile ( 64 bit too )