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Old 01-04-2008, 12:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it best to leave it AUTO or manual set it at a certain percentage? I have it at about 54% and I get around 65 degC when gaming - using a Radeon 3850 512MB card. I'm using RivaTuner.

Also, I have three fans, all of which come from the case. I don't know which one it is (too tired to look now), but it's making a lot of noise. I think it's the one that's going full power since it's directly connected to the PSU? I'm not sure though. This is what I have:

Fan1 connected to Mobo SYSFAN1
Fan2 connected to Mobo SYSFAN2
Fan3 connected to PSU via Molex
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How can I reduce the noise level of my tower?
It's really annoying. I have the GPU fan set at 55% but I don't think that's it because if I crank it up, the GPU has a different noise to it. It has to be either one of the three case fans or the CPU fan.
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Did you go through RivaTuner's overclocking guide? It walks you through setting up fan speeds based on your cards temps.

I saw an article yeaterday on three aftermarket coolers for the 3870. I don't know if they would fit the 3850, but it would be worth checking out. One was a Zalman, and the others were ZeroTherm. I don't remember the site, but it was German, anyway.
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