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Running GTX1060 fan @ 80%

Is it safe to run the (single) cooling fan on my EVGA GTX 1060 6GB at a constant 80%? I was looking at the EVGA overclock software and, while my overclock survived stress testing and has been fine for several days, the temp was around 66C @ 20% fan. I ran the fan up to 80% and the temp dropped to 44C. Is 80% safe or should I turn it down?



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I see no harm in running your graphics card fan at that speed since it's an option. I run coolers on my cards in my folding rig at 60 or 70% fan speed 24/7.

What would be even better for you though is setting up a fan curve in EVGA Precision. That way your fan only ramps up when it needs to, making it generally quieter and saving the fans a tiny bit of life in the process.

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Quote: Originally Posted by CptAsian View Post
I see no harm in running your graphics card fan at that speed since it's an option. I run coolers on my cards in my folding rig at 60 or 70% fan speed 24/7.

What would be even better for you though is setting up a fan curve in EVGA Precision. That way your fan only ramps up when it needs to, making it generally quieter and saving the fans a tiny bit of life in the process.
I'll do that. Thank you.



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