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musman 06-14-10 12:53 PM

Auto Fan Settings
 
I have a GTX-285 and I'm sick of listening to the fan all the time. I usually keep it around 75% while gaming because I thought with the auto setting on, the card ran too hot, around 85-90. IS the 85-90 degree temp ok for these cards? You would think that it is since the manufacture sets it that way but man is that hot. What do you guys think?

LabShark 06-16-10 11:34 AM

Re: Auto Fan Settings
 
Usually 85-90 won't hurt anything except your fingers. My 280s would artifact in the mid 90s. I like 70s better.

musman 06-16-10 01:01 PM

Re: Auto Fan Settings
 
I like it in the 70's too but the card is so noisy. Just worried that @80+ I may be stressing the card too much. However like I said, the manufacture sets it this way so it must be ok.

Thank you for your input.

LabShark 09-07-10 09:33 AM

Re: Auto Fan Settings
 
Mine run about 65-75 under heavy load. 40's when cruising. I'm not a big fan of anything over the low 80s.

batterbrain101 10-01-10 09:40 PM

Re: Auto Fan Settings
 
Get MSI Afterburner and set up a fan profile that only kicks it in high when you need it. I use it on my SLIed EVGA GTX 260's and love the customizable fan profiles, way better than EVGA's software.

My temps are 36c to 43c @while browsing with fans a 40%, after 45c speed steps up by 1% for 1c of rise until 65c it goes to 70% after 70c it steps to 85% but never had either card over 70c even while running composer for 1hr at 1680 x 1050 full screened. My temps are usually about 50c to 60c while gaming.

Of course I understand that you have a 285 which runs hotter than a 260, but you get the idea of the fan profile customization and how it helps in cooling.

Good case airflow and monthly cleaning are necessary too.

grey_1 10-02-10 08:08 AM

Re: Auto Fan Settings
 
Here's what I use and rarely see temps over 80c.

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/418/78655173.jpg

musman 10-02-10 10:41 AM

Re: Auto Fan Settings
 
Ok cool. I will check that out. thanks again!

batterbrain101 10-02-10 10:55 AM

Re: Auto Fan Settings
 
Here's my profile I decribed earlier, didn't even think about posting a capture of it.

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a.../msiaftfan.png

musman 10-04-10 01:24 PM

Re: Auto Fan Settings
 
I installed this and it works great! Thanks guys!

batterbrain101 10-04-10 11:01 PM

Re: Auto Fan Settings
 
Glad it worked for you. It's a useful app. Did it take care of your noise and temps issues?

I also like the temp displays in the task bar, and if your worried about temps while gaming the OSD is pretty cool.


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