Should video card fan be on?

By JohnK93
Dec 16, 2005
  1. Hey,
    I just put together my first computer. Everything is going good so far, and I'm really pleased with the computer. I noticed today that, after playing HL2 for a while, then shutting down my computer to work on it, the video card was fairly warm. I turned the machine back on, and the fan on the video card did not turn on...the CPU, chipset, and processor fans were on, just not the video card.

    The video card is a eVGA 7800GT running from an ASUS A8N-SLI deluxe and AMD 3700+ processor. Should the video card fan always be on, or does it only turn on at a certain temperature? How do I control this setpoint, and is there any way to monitor the video card temp?


    Update: I forgot to mention, the fan is plugged into the video card
  2. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361


    It should ALWAYS be on, as long as the PC is on.
    Something is dead wrong, try replacing that card right away.
  3. jaroddog

    jaroddog TS Rookie Posts: 87

    Yeah, you'll not want to run it. That will just lead to further damage to the card...
  4. meNOname

    meNOname TS Rookie Posts: 96

    burn that card and buy a new one

    burn baby burn, :hotbounce burn baby burn :hotbounce
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