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    Note to everyone with fan speed controllers

    Due to the heatwave at the moment, make sure your fans are revved up to keep your rig cool.

    Almost lost my GTS 250 today

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    Re: Note to everyone with fan speed controllers

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Due to the heatwave at the moment, make sure your fans are revved up to keep your rig cool.

    Almost lost my GTS 250 today
    Got a GTX 260 idling @ 47c here with the side off!
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Note to everyone with fan speed controllers

    I really need to get inside mine with a can of compressed air, been putting it off for so long I can't remember when I started. It's an atrocity. Got lots of beeping the other day when my E4300 went over 70c.

    I put the ______ in lazy.

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    Re: Note to everyone with fan speed controllers

    I found both my Core2Quad machines lose the overclock that I've been using for over one year! And room temperature hitting 31'C-ish. Now everything apart from my i7 is running stock.
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    Re: Note to everyone with fan speed controllers

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Due to the heatwave at the moment, make sure your fans are revved up to keep your rig cool.

    Almost lost my GTS 250 today
    Haven't nvidia put in thermal controls yet?! The thing should throttle down well before there's any risk of damage - lack of cooling usually just results in slower performance these days.

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    Re: Note to everyone with fan speed controllers

    GPU idling (sorta, flash videos make it work a bit) at 52 with 46% fan speed, CPU 100% loaded with folding at 45, but the stock heatsink whines at 4600RPM

    But temp wise I'm fine \o/

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    Re: Note to everyone with fan speed controllers

    I haven't fired up my Q6600 for about a week, given it was hitting 70C loaded before the current wave of heat. Fortunately my study is pretty cool (north facing, outside walls, big single glazed window ) and currently hovering around a 22C ambient, so I'd probably be OK with the side off, but there's always that nagging doubt

    Water coming soon though - probably just in time for the rainy season

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    Re: Note to everyone with fan speed controllers

    I got a BSOD the other day, I think caused by an overclock fail or a 5850 overheat. Although everything has been fine since. I have alot of air cooling in the case, but I'd never had any issues until the heat so its the only thing I can think of.

    "Now mother... about that aircon I have been saying my computer room needs?"

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    Re: Note to everyone with fan speed controllers

    I had to remove the side of my case to keep my 5870 happy when switching from 3D to 2D and the CPU is idling at 46! Something's not right there - it's not even overclocked.

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    Re: Note to everyone with fan speed controllers

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Haven't nvidia put in thermal controls yet?! The thing should throttle down well before there's any risk of damage - lack of cooling usually just results in slower performance these days.
    You need to install nTune and then create a rule.

    In my PC, I have everything tuned to make my PC silent.
    My Gfx card was crashing with BSOD's when gaming and then stripes appeared. I put a new coat of thermal paste and then turned the zip-tied fan to full speed and all looks OK now.

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    Re: Note to everyone with fan speed controllers

    my fan and pump controllers automatic so i dont have to worry

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    Re: Note to everyone with fan speed controllers

    Rivatuner fan control FTW on GPU's!

    Had problems with the missus' 4570 in her laptop the other night, lots of artefacting etc. RMA's it to get a replacement GPU and will be making some fan speed rules when it returns.

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    Re: Note to everyone with fan speed controllers

    Watercooling with spare capacity so haven't had to touch a thing, even with room ambient creeping into the low 30's. I don’t consider my overclock stable if it can’t handle higher ambient temperatures!

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    Re: Note to everyone with fan speed controllers

    Not had any issues yet, the change in ambient temp and the effect it can have is why I don't use manually controlled fans on ether my cpu or gpu.

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