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MSI Afterburner question.

#1svr2006gawdPosted 6/2/2012 9:29:16 PM
I'm using MSI Afterburner, and I have my fans set to Auto. My GPU idles around 50c and maxes at around 62 under full load. My question is, should I set my fan speeds manually, and if so, to what? I see a lot of people post idle temps of 35-45c, so I'm not sure why mine is idling so high. I have 3 case fans, and the GPU has a fan of course.
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#2xAlucardraculAxPosted 6/2/2012 9:41:58 PM
When setting it on a manual fan profile you basically have more control over it. This is my fan curve

http://i.imgur.com/ri3zZ.png

Been playing Battlefield 3 and Max Payne 3 all day and the highest temps it hit were 57c and idle at 28c

I recommend it!
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#3aznj03Posted 6/2/2012 9:43:22 PM
I would honestly mess around with the fan speed yourself. The temps are already in a safe range, so there's nothing to worry about there, but you will be making the card louder. So in essence it's going to be up to you to decide what sound level you are comfortable with. If you want to start somewhere, you get 62 at 100% load, so try setting the fan to 100% there and adjust.
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#4DragnfyrPosted 6/2/2012 9:49:04 PM
You can loosen the fan curve and go for lower noise levels since your temps are extremely low.
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#5DragnfyrPosted 6/2/2012 9:51:07 PM
xAlucardraculAx posted...
When setting it on a manual fan profile you basically have more control over it. This is my fan curve

http://i.imgur.com/ri3zZ.png

Been playing Battlefield 3 and Max Payne 3 all day and the highest temps it hit were 57c and idle at 28c

I recommend it!


That must be insanely loud. You really shouldn't need to ramp the fan up to 100% until after your card reaches 90C.
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#6xAlucardraculAxPosted 6/2/2012 10:03:07 PM
Dragnfyr posted...
xAlucardraculAx posted...
When setting it on a manual fan profile you basically have more control over it. This is my fan curve

http://i.imgur.com/ri3zZ.png

Been playing Battlefield 3 and Max Payne 3 all day and the highest temps it hit were 57c and idle at 28c

I recommend it!


That must be insanely loud. You really shouldn't need to ramp the fan up to 100% until after your card reaches 90C.


Is it audible? sure. Insanely loud tho? Nope.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-radeon-hd-7970-oc-windforce-review/9

The 10 fans installed in my Corsair 400R is mostly what I hear.
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#7DragnfyrPosted 6/2/2012 10:06:32 PM
You have way too much cooling.
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