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Old 07-03-2006, 11:15 AM   #1
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Exclamation GEForce 6800 GS fan issues

I got a question about my video cards fan. It's really loud!!! and i wanna know if there is a way i can lower the speeds or if i will have 2 get a new heatsink and fan. it is by far the loudest fan in my computer and u can hear it sometimes even at lan parties and crap. idk if it is defective or just loud...some1 please help!
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: GEForce 6800 GS fan issues

Have you tried downloading SpeedFan? I am not sure if it works on GPU fans, but it's worth a try. Here's a link:

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

At that link you can also download other user's configurations as templates. Let me know what turns up.
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Default Re: GEForce 6800 GS fan issues

well i did use 2 use speedfan, just not on this computer. i guess i will try that although i doubt it will work
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:42 AM   #4
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I wouldn't get your hopes up with SpeedFan, I don't think it works with GPU fans.
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Default Re: GEForce 6800 GS fan issues

Riva Tuner saves another person

Download Riva Tuner from here:

http://www.guru3d.com/rivatuner/

Install it and then load it up

Click on the bottom of the two Customize button, and then choose the first icon along (says "System Settings" when you put the cursor over it).

Now, go to the Fan tab, and lower the top one to 40%, the next one to 80% and the bottom one to 90%. Finally, load up a game, minimize after an hour or so, and check the temperature - if the temperature is too high, raise the fan speed, if its extremely low, you can lower it a bit more
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Default Re: GEForce 6800 GS fan issues

Buy a new fan..or can't you lower the fan speed in the nVidia menu?
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:52 AM   #7
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Buy a new fan..or can't you lower the fan speed in the nVidia menu?
I agree, if the fan is loud to begin with, just find a quiet GPU fan. They aren't that hard to replace.
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Default Re: GEForce 6800 GS fan issues

But:

A) It invalidates the warranty
B) Your looking at $30 inc. shipping for the fan alone, not including TIM and TIM Remover
C) If you crush the core you've bust the card
D) It's a worry - you could easily break something
E) You can do a half decent job for free
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Default Re: GEForce 6800 GS fan issues

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Riva Tuner saves another person

Download Riva Tuner from here:

http://www.guru3d.com/rivatuner/

Install it and then load it up

Click on the bottom of the two Customize button, and then choose the first icon along (says "System Settings" when you put the cursor over it).

Now, go to the Fan tab, and lower the top one to 40%, the next one to 80% and the bottom one to 90%. Finally, load up a game, minimize after an hour or so, and check the temperature - if the temperature is too high, raise the fan speed, if its extremely low, you can lower it a bit more
that sounds awesome! do u know if it will work for the 6800GS spisifically (sp)? if that works that will b frekin awesome! lol, like mentioned, i would rather not replace the heatsink/fan combo if i have a choice
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Default Re: GEForce 6800 GS fan issues

Well, it works on my 6600GT, and it works on my mates 6800GT I'm 99% sure.
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