[SOLVED] Is it bad to always have GPU fans running?

randomdudelol323

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So I have an RX590 (fatboy8gb). The stock fan curve was insufficent after months, so i am using a custom curve. However, that removes the Zero RPM function. Is it bad for my gpu fans to constantly have up to 1600rpm at a time (around 50% of MaxFanSpeed)? I am very parinoid when it comes to this stuff lol.
(For hours usually means up to 7-8 hours per session)
 
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0 rpm function was instituted for 1 reason. It lowered the Rma for fan failure before warranty ran out amount.

It was sold to the general public for an entirely different reason. Silent usage except under extreme duress which is when the fans kick back on.

This only happened a few years ago, prior to that all psu, gpu, cpu, case fans spun all the time, there was no such thing as a 0 rpm mode. Pretty much if it wasn't spinning, it was broke.

Fans running constantly at low loads vs fans kicking on and ramping up to 1600+ rpm instantly. Realistically it's the same approximate amount of wear and tear on the fan. Personally I've always run without 0 rpm mode, I'd rather run the gpu in standard profiles with minimal ramp up than deal with...

Karadjgne

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0 rpm function was instituted for 1 reason. It lowered the Rma for fan failure before warranty ran out amount.

It was sold to the general public for an entirely different reason. Silent usage except under extreme duress which is when the fans kick back on.

This only happened a few years ago, prior to that all psu, gpu, cpu, case fans spun all the time, there was no such thing as a 0 rpm mode. Pretty much if it wasn't spinning, it was broke.

Fans running constantly at low loads vs fans kicking on and ramping up to 1600+ rpm instantly. Realistically it's the same approximate amount of wear and tear on the fan. Personally I've always run without 0 rpm mode, I'd rather run the gpu in standard profiles with minimal ramp up than deal with the constant on/off as the temp bounces around 60-65°C.
 
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randomdudelol323

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0 rpm function was instituted for 1 reason. Rma for fan failure before warranty ran out.

It was sold to the general public for an entirely different reason. Silent usage except under extreme duress which is when the fans kick back on.

This only happened a few years ago, prior to that all psu, gpu, cpu, case fans spun all the time, there was no such thing as a 0 rpm mode. Pretty much if it wasn't spinning, it was broke.
Ah thanks