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Is it the GPU fan's that make more noise when running games?

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Anonymous
April 21, 2013 7:04:21 AM

I'm waiting on a Asus Nvidia GTX 670 but at the moment i'm using an Asus Nvidia GT 440 and i'm playing The WItcher 2 @ 1440x900.

I notice a fan getting louder in the case I'm not sure if it's the i5 3570k stock fan or if it is the GPU.

What do you think? And do you think GTX 670 won't give me the same problem?
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a b Ĉ ASUS
April 21, 2013 7:08:52 AM

I think I would open the case and see / hear what one is making the noise. I fa ya can't immediately tell which one place ya finger on one of the fans to stop it for a second.
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April 21, 2013 7:09:38 AM

It could be either or both.
What is the purpose of the fan? To remove heat from the processor (GPU or CPU).

Making the processor work harder (ex. running a game) = more heat = more fan speed to attempt to remove that heat.

How is the overall airflow through the case? What other fans, or blockages, are in there? Are you moving air through the case, as opposed to simply blowing it around?
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April 21, 2013 7:16:26 AM

run MSI Afterburner and look at what your fans are doing.
-Bruce
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Anonymous
April 21, 2013 7:16:26 AM

USAFRet said:
It could be either or both.
What is the purpose of the fan? To remove heat from the processor (GPU or CPU).

Making the processor work harder (ex. running a game) = more heat = more fan speed to attempt to remove that heat.

How is the overall airflow through the case? What other fans, or blockages, are in there? Are you moving air through the case, as opposed to simply blowing it around?


Ok I'm using the fractal define r3 case. There's 2 other fans. 1 at the back and 1 at the front. I would say the overall airflow is ok because i don't hear an increase in fan noise when doing any other task i.e. watching hd videos.

i'm pretty sure it is the GPU and i think it's being pushed to the limit (no it's not over-clocked) and it's not that great for modern games.
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April 21, 2013 7:16:37 AM

Personally I don't think that it is the stock CPU fan because the stock one that came with my i5 3470 isn't that loud at 100%.

The fan on my MSI GTX 660 TF2 sounds like a jet engine at 100% and my case fan is also pretty loud at 100% so I doubt it is the CPU fan.

You could try downloading MSI Afterburner and then play around with the fan setting to see if the noise is from the graphics card fan. If it's not then my bet is that it is one of your case fans (if you have any) :p 
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Anonymous
April 21, 2013 7:16:51 AM

dish_moose said:
run MSI Afterburner and look at what your fans are doing.
-Bruce


I will do. Thanks
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