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Old 11-08-2012, 07:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A Fan Not As Loud on Startup

I could of swore a couple of months when I'd start up the PC I'd hear a fan coming on full blast as soon as I'd start up my PC. Lately I've noticed it's been kinda quiet when I'd start it up(still seems to start with no problem). I've opened the computer case and looked for a fan that might not be on only to have no luck. All the fans seem to be fine. Which fan do you think could be the culprit and is it something to worry about? The only problem I've been noticing lately is higher FPS then usual in World of Warcraft. (I use to get 90-100 FPS(on good) or so with no frame skipping. Now I get the random frame skipping every so often so I'm thinking it could be the GPU - I also notice I get these random sound skippings sometimes when the game is messing up. All thoughts welcome. Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-09-2012, 11:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Normally depending on the system when you turn on your PC the GPU fan ramps up and then the VGA bios is loaded with the fan ramp profile when your system posts. You could try cleaning out the GPU with canned air and reapplying paste. Reseating the card could help too but without other details can't really say much.
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