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hudihoo

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I read all over the internet that the stock fan on this card was quieter then most stock fans. However my card is extremely loud. Any suggestions on how to quiet the fans without voiding the warrenty. It is really starting to annoy me.
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stock fans are usually louder, you could try replacing the fan with another one certified and designed to fit onto your card, but make sure you check your manual to see if this voids any warranty you have.
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On some cards you can adjust the fan speed in the Nvidia Control Panel.
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The problem is that in all kinds of reviews, the fan gets praised as being really quiet and mine is not. I was just wondering if there is something I am forgetting to do. In my nvidia control panel fan control is grayed out. So i can not change it.
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I took off the HSF and removed the stock thermal paste. Replaced it with zalman thermal paste and temp dropped 10-12 degrees and fan speed lowered by around 200rpm. Much quieter and cooler. Off to buy a new HSF now. The reason i didn't do that in the first place was i didn't want to void my warrenty. However just learned EVGA allows for this without voiding warretny :whistling:
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