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Old 10-03-2004, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently bought a 5700LE Geforce 256MB card, and I notice when I start to play a game or do anything graphically intensive the fan seems to kick up and get louder. Is this normal? I was not aware that a fans RPM could be intelligently increased like this to compensate for heat. I just want to be sure the card is operating correctly.
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Yes, as the heat increases, so would the fan speed to cool the chipset on the video card. Same with CPU fans.
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Thanks, OhGrFreak, that's all I needed to know =)
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the fan will spin accordingly to what is required.
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yup, 100% normal, and thankyou Mel Function for post that is understandable.
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Btw, for anyone that cares, the 5700LE Geforce fan is LOUD!!!! I'm talking LOUD. I'm going to pop in another case fan and see if the thing settles down a bit if I can keep everything cooler inside. Pretty annoying that even after I exit a game the card runs LOUD for 15-25 minutes. I'm guessing it's a good fan, but did I mention yet that it is LOUD? =)
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