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Windows 7: New video card with variable speed fan

14 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
New video card with variable speed fan

I'm currently using an Nvidia 9600 GT. This card is good enough in terms of performance, but unfortunately the model I have doesn't have a variable speed fan and is very noisy. I'd like to replace it with something a little faster - maybe a 9800 GT or something comparable - and quieter. If anyone can recommend specific cards that have variable speed fans and are quiet when not stressed I will appreciate it. TIA

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14 Oct 2010   #2

W7 Professional x64
 
 

What does your budget look like?
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14 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
What does your budget look like?
Good question - I would prefer to keep the cost under $100 US
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14 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

You can download Evga precision. It works on all Nvidia cards and will allow you to control your fan speed as well as the clock speeds and keep track of temp.
Here |MG| EVGA Precision 2.0.0 Download
Fabe
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14 Oct 2010   #5

Win 7 64bit
 
 

There is also "Nvidia System Tools" which allows you to control fan speed settings, if you prefer to stick with "Nvid". I use it with my 480 along with "Realtemp 3.60" to keep my temps under check.

Here's the link

NVIDIA DRIVERS 6.06

As for an upgrade, you should be able to pick up a 9800GT for around $100, not sure what ATI cards go for these days but they to should have something descent for around the same $ mark.

cheers
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14 Oct 2010   #6

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Just saw this for about the same price

ATI HD5670 1G GDDR5 HDMI DVI

A tiny bit over $100 @ $115 in Aussie dollars.

Cheers
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14 Oct 2010   #7

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTS250/DI/512MD3/WW GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

I didn't want to spend more than a hundred either, but the GTS 450 series card I got was $140 with a rebate down to $120, so I decided to up my budget a little to get ahead of the curve
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14 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
You can download Evga precision. It works on all Nvidia cards and will allow you to control your fan speed as well as the clock speeds and keep track of temp.
Here |MG| EVGA Precision 2.0.0 Download
Fabe
I tried this, but no joy. I've read that the fan speed is fixed in hardware and can't be adjusted.
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14 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTS250/DI/512MD3/WW GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

I didn't want to spend more than a hundred either, but the GTS 450 series card I got was $140 with a rebate down to $120, so I decided to up my budget a little to get ahead of the curve
Actually it's down to $79 after rebate which is a great deal from Newegg.com
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16 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Just wanted to thank everyone who replied to my question. I decided to buy a 5750 Radeon card with 1 gig GDDR5. That should perk things up and be quieter than my current card. In case anyone is interested the deal is still active at newegg.com here:

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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