[Question] Can I upgrade the cooling fan on the GPU to be more silent?

Woohoopy

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Hey everybody,
I'm currently using this GTX 680, and I was wondering if I could upgrade the little cooling fan for a more quiet aftermarket one.

Furthermore, since I'm running ~85 degrees Celsius (CPU is running at 60c Prime 95), should I also change the thermal pads and add some thermal paste?

Thanks for the help.
 

Woohoopy

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@R_1

Those aren't bad at all. Out of curiosity, how can you tell if your V-RAM is overheating? As far as I'm concerned GPU-Z doesn't display them and I'm worried of forgetting a chip when installing the new fans.

Likewise, is it possible to change the preexisting fan on the preexisting heat sink for a more quiet one?
 

R_1

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IDK for sure if you can get a replacement fan for the stock unit, it depends on the card. The easiest way to get a read on the chips themselves is an infrared thermometer. IDK if there is a video card utility that even measures the ram temp.
 

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