Originally Posted by padzki
Thanks for your help!! another question: should i put the fan on auto or fixed?? should i run the benchmark presets on Furmark?
I would keep it set to auto, but set up the fan profile to what you want. When it's set on auto, the fan will speed up when the card gets hotter. That way you only have to deal with noise when the card needs the extra cooling from higher fan speed. That said, the default fan profile is usually terrible. The lazy option is to make it a straight line 1% fan to 1C temp. But if you really want to tweak it to what you want, you still have the option. Unfortunately, I use Afterburner, so I'm not sure how to set up a fan profile in Trixx.
And use the Stability Test on Furmark. It'll run as long as you let it, which is better than the benchmark which will run for a preset amount of time. The benchmark can be good, but I would just wait until the temperature flatlines.