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Help my new videocard fan is driving me insane

By Tleake40047
Dec 16, 2008
  1. hi i just recieved my video card today and i cant get the fan speed down
    i want to turn it down because the noise is bad its louder than any other fan inmy computer and its rather annoying if you guys can help me id love it ive tried using riva tuner to change the speed and it isnt working
    im using a xfx geforce 8600 gt pcie 512mb


    any help is appreciated
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Disconnect the fan...
     
  3. omegafate

    omegafate TS Rookie Posts: 104

    or just look at the other cooling options for video cards

    on like new egg or some thing

    just look up iceberq i put one on my bfg 5500 fx a long while ago

    it worked like a charm and it wasnt noisy unless u had the pc open all the time

    try thoes if not look at other solutions on the net

    try searching "video card cooling" or something like that in google your bound to find something
     
  4. Spleenharvester

    Spleenharvester TS Enthusiast Posts: 47

    You are being sarcastic, right? ...

    Anyway, OP, are you sure the thing isn't overheating? Check the tempuratures.
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    If the GPU (Graphics Prosessing Unit) is covered by some sort of heatsink, by all means disconnect the noisy fan and run the system for a while, keeping an eye on the temps
     
  6. omegafate

    omegafate TS Rookie Posts: 104

    hmm sounds good if your good at it or know any thing about it (not saying he doesnt,but not even i know if he does or not,no offence)
     
  7. Spleenharvester

    Spleenharvester TS Enthusiast Posts: 47

    surely it depends on the heatsink? In my opinion it's asking for trouble but it's your decision OP.
     
  8. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    you can try putting some thermal paste on the gpu's die. That lowered my gpu temps by 10 degrees celcius. hopefully if your gpu runs cooler, then it will slow down the fan itself.
     
  9. omegafate

    omegafate TS Rookie Posts: 104

    if your gonna put thermal paste on it id recommend using like something

    like arctic silver

    then put the heat sink back on
     
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,978   +362

    If the card is brand new, you might consider returning it for an exchange under warranty. Keep in mind if you take it apart to apply new thermal compound, you could void the warranty.
     
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