GPU Cooling Question

Eurasianman

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Exactly what video card are you talking about? My ATI X1900XT 512 GDRR3 with stock fan @ 100% literally felt like a hair dryer. Did it do anything though? Yea, it made a really loud noise and blew a lot of semi warm air out of the case. Advantages... made the rest of my computer sound really quiet. Disadvantages... annoying and pointless.
 

Jazzman1284

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It's an 8800GTX (obviously with stock cooler). Even at 100% it's quieter than my x850 xt pe was when running at it's low speed. It is also quiter than my other case fans.
 

Flying-Q

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Like any piece of machinery if you run the fan at 100% all the time then wear and tear will shorten its life more rapidly than running it at a lower speed.

The real question is how much shorter lifespan?

- Ask the fan maker - but don't expect an answer soon.

Or even more relevant - will you be replacing your shiny new GFX card with the 'next big thing' before the fan siezes up?

That one is all yours to answer.

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