Originally Posted by iLLGT3
If I enable manual fan control through CCC or Afterburner and set it to 45ish, will the card automatically turn it up if it needs to during a game? My 6850 idles at 48-52 and is quite loud lol
No but it's very simple to setup a fan profile in msi afterburner.
Unless you have high ambient temps or are running two or more monitors your idle temps are high.
Have you tried changing your TIM (thermal interface material)and reseating your cooler?
If you want to cool down the temps and reduce noise go with an aftermarket cooler or if you have the money to spend water cool although I think water is overkill for a 6850.
There are lots of coolers to choose from mine where 35$ each.Check out this thread.
http://www.overclock.net/ati-cooling...ng-thread.htmlEdited by smoke420 - 8/14/11 at 10:25am