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Old 04-22-09, 04:49 AM   #1
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Talking Fan Setting on EVGA Precision Utility?

I have a GTX 275 that I got today and I was wondering what I should set the fan speed to with the EVGA Precision Utility. The highest I can get my core/shader to run stable is 720/1596 MHz. I'm currently testing to see how high I can set the memory to but so far the memory is stable at 1280 MHz.

I had the fan set to auto but it never went past 40 and the temp was 81C. I raised it to just 50 and now the temp seems to be holding at 73C. I know I don't want to set the fan to 100%, it's too loud but what setting should I have it stay at?

If I set it to auto will it automatically just go faster when it gets too hot or should I keep it at a manual setting and again, if so what speed? Thanks!

Oh and what's a good temp for it to be at under full load? I'm testing the clocks using ATI Tool.
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Old 04-22-09, 10:33 AM   #2
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I've been fighting with a similar problem. The fan usually runs at 40%, I've seen it go up to 50%ish but never any higher and its perfectly happy for the card to be in the mid 80's. I'm less than pleased though and so set the fan to 75% which brings the temp down to low 60's. Only trouble is, as you say the noise levels. 75% sounds as loud as 100% to me.

I set up 2 profiles in evga, both same clock settings but different fan speeds. I assigned hot keys to the profiles and all seemed to be well. Except it keeps changing profiles while I'm typing (even though I've tried using F keys and numpad keys for profiles)... so at the moment I'm manually changing it to 75% for games and sticking it on auto when I'm done.
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Old 04-23-09, 12:03 AM   #3
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I know I'm gonna kick myself after you tell me, but how do you set up profiles? I bound to different key combos but how do I enable it? When I use those key combos, nothing happens.
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I know I'm gonna kick myself after you tell me, but how do you set up profiles? I bound to different key combos but how do I enable it? When I use those key combos, nothing happens.
Well, theres a tiny arrow on the bottom frame of the app. When you click it, a tiny panel drops down. Took me ages to find it. The tiny panel has the profile numbers on it... you just right click on the number to save the currently applied settings to that profile. You can right click it again to delete it.
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Well, theres a tiny arrow on the bottom frame of the app. When you click it, a tiny panel drops down. Took me ages to find it. The tiny panel has the profile numbers on it... you just right click on the number to save the currently applied settings to that profile. You can right click it again to delete it.
Thanks, someone at the EVGA forums told me that as well, but I've got it now thanks to you guys. I've got two fan profiles.....one for everything else and one for gaming. It seems to work quite well now...thanks!
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