Can you control video card fan speed???

By vegasgmc · 9 replies
Jul 10, 2004
  1. I have a new Radeon 8500 I installed in a computer Im building to sell. It works great but the fan is ungodly loud. Its louder than the case fan. I tried the fan from another 8500 and its the same. I was wondering if there was a program to adjust the fan speed. There are no mounting hole in this card so I cant replace the fan.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Or you could go to your local electronics shop, buy a trimmer costing less than ¢50 and use that (some basic electronics skill required).
  4. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Ya or you could go buy a resistor for 50cents and hook that up
  5. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,377

    Thanks. I was hoping to do something in software. My mobo has a program called Silent Tek that lets me control all the fans in the system through Windows but not video card.
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You could try hooking the vid card fan to one of the mobo's fan connectors.
  7. SpikeyBoiCahir

    SpikeyBoiCahir TS Rookie Posts: 40

    tere is a software for nvidia cards which is called RivaTune wich allows you to monitor your gpu temperatures and also change the gpu fan speed. But i havnt seen anything for Rdeon sorry.
  8. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Booster Posts: 204

  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    hey guys, this thread is 5 years old
  10. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Booster Posts: 204

    i wouldnt have noticed lol thanks man......:) :) :)
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