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With MSI afterburner I decided to change the fan settings

The card has never gotten hotter then 82c's with voltage turned up and overclocked with stock fan settings. The stock fan settings never went higher then 60%. I could probably leave it at that. But I look lower temps.

Now I have it setup at
45% at 40c's
60% at 50c's
70% at 60c's
80% at 70c's
90% at 80c's
100% at 100c's

And it goes up in a curve I guess so it increases incrementally, it doesn't just jump.

Anyone think that should be a problem? Maybe I don't know something.
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I would do 100% at 90C.
100C is pushing the thermal limit for GF104, you really wouldn't want to run above 90 for extended periods of time.
    
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Sounds about right. I seldom have to set my 460's fan speed higher than 60%. Amazing, amazing little cards.
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I would do 100% at 90C.
100C is pushing the thermal limit for GF104, you really wouldn't want to run above 90 for extended periods of time.
I think your right... if it is getting to 90C's I am gonna want that fan blowing like crazy, but just for the record I played about 2 hours of mass effect 2 and it never went over 66c's. Which means it is running at about 76% maybe?
I never even noticed that the fan was running with my headphones on... if I really cared I could turn it back to default settings but I rather have my gpu at a nice cool 66c's


What I am saying is the inside of my case would have to be on fire for this to reach over 85c's.

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Originally Posted by mxthunder View Post
Sounds about right. I seldom have to set my 460's fan speed higher than 60%. Amazing, amazing little cards.
Your telling me man... Before I got this card I was going to throw this aftermarket cooler on it that has served me well on my 8800gt and 4850... but the stock cooler is so silent and effective that I am not even gonna bother. Also I can finally max out crysis (with 8xAA, but it runs much smoother with 2x and I don't see the difference).

I only wish this card had a lifetime warranty. It only has 2 years, but I guess that is what I get for saving a couple bucks


edit: I forgot HWmonitor tells you current,min, and max fan speed and temps. I just saw it.
75% at 66c's after a few hours of mass effect 2.
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