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#1 Jun 30 2013 at 7:50 AM Rating: Good
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Back when I got my new 580, I decided to monitor the temperatures a bit more, keep an eye on how things are going. My two 8800s burned up previously.

I notice when I start playing games that the temperature will increase, up to about 60-65C but the default automatic fan control will only increase very slightly. I rarely see it above 55%. If I turn on manual control and increase it up to 70-75%, the noise level is not that different, but the temps drop to about 45-50C. Everything I've read about the cards say 60-70C range is not going to hurt it. But I'm just curious if there was a way to modify how fast it ramps up? I remember before I swapped the graphics cards, when ever I did any graphics intensive games the fans would wind up to nearly 100% and my case sounded like a jet engine. Now it just barely increases if I'm playing games.

Currently using Nvidia Control Panel for the fan stuff and GPU-Z to monitor temperatures.
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#2 Jun 30 2013 at 10:08 AM Rating: Good
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What I do, if I'm getting ready to game I'll manually crank the fan up to 100%. Once I stop gaming, I let automatic control take over. Have you downloaded MSi Afterburner? MSi Afterburner will do both what nVidia Control panel and GPU-z do.

Edited, Jun 30th 2013 9:51pm by Kastigir
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#3 Jun 30 2013 at 10:51 AM Rating: Good
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Isnt there an option in Nvidia control panel (Im guessing your running the one that allows OC) to setup custom profiles? Make one for games and one for idle/browsing. Also Some fans dont run at max speed to prolong their life.
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