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Old 01-20-2007, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have decided on a 7900 or 7950GT. I would like to know if anyone has any knowledge of one that is quiet or quieter than the others. I don't like the whine of a card with a fan. Anyone here have the place to find one?
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My Leadtek 7900GT was quiet, my friends EVGA 7900GT was whiny. We both have VF900 coolers for them now, which are very quiet and great for overclocking
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you don't like the noise, then just get a Zalman VF900 to put on the video card, just like kingaustin's.
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Old 01-20-2007, 12:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ive got a Leadtek 7950GT 512MB, and that is very quiet, i cant hear it over my case fan/psu fan/cpu fan (which are also quiet) the card being quiet was also on my list when i bought this card and i love it, 10/10 for being quiet
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Well i'll tell you one thing, don't get an x850xt, this thing gives me headaches.
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I know what you mean. My X1600 gives out a high piched screech every now and then.
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Old 01-20-2007, 04:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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^^ Are your GPU fans s set to 100%?? Cause my x1950XT is a chruch mouse till I up the fan speed with ATI Tool.... even at 100% it isn't really bad.
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haha i have an evga 7900gs and sometimes i get confused and think i moved by the airport or something.
it sounds like a jetliner when it gets wound up.
but i still love it.
i could barely hear it anyway, when i had five fans running in my case, lol.
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You could try one of the "passively-cooled" video cards. If you have $$ to burn water-cooling hookups are also an option...
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Old 01-21-2007, 12:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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There's a XFX 7950GT that uses a two heatsinks, and from what I've heard it does full load only at about 60C.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150189
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