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Graphics card somewhat loud during gaming

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May 21, 2013 3:10:45 PM

I'm not entirely sure if this is an issue or if its normal, but I'm asking just to be sure. Normally when I'm on my computer just surfing the web or doing something simple everything on it is very quiet. You probably wont hear it over the birds chirping or the cars driving outside near my window unless you are listening for it. However, when I play certain games my computer begins to get loud (Graphically intense games like my Skyrim with modded graphics, Borderlands 2, Battlefield 3, it never happens on something like Dragon Nest). It doesn't get VERY loud and its not too bothersome, but I'm not sure if its normal or if its supposed to stay quiet.

Also, this wasn't happening before, it just started recently, it used to be quiet as a mouse no matter what I was doing. However, I am almost certain it has to do with the temperature of the room, since this always happens during summer and I never have this problem during winter and cold months. The room that I use the computer in gets pretty hot during the summer since we dont have air conditioning in the room. Is the temperature of the room a factor? Should I try getting the room to a cooler temperature? If I can't do that, is it bad for the computer if I'm playing on it when its hot in the room and the computer is getting kinda loud? Is it ok if during the summer I play for maybe and hour or two then turn it off and give it a break and return later? Its not too loud, the people near me usually don't complain about it or anything, but I'm not sure if I should be worried or not. Should I be?
May 21, 2013 3:24:39 PM

The fan needs to speed up as with the more textures on screen mean higher demand from the card making it heat up and over time it might just be the card wearing down from long play times in hot temps in the room.
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May 21, 2013 3:27:50 PM

MrMaxed said:
The fan needs to speed up as with the more textures on screen mean higher demand from the card making it heat up and over time it might just be the card wearing down from long play times in hot temps in the room.


Thanks for the quick response. Yes, the noise never occurs immediately when I start up a game, its always after 30 minutes or an hour, depending on how hot the room is usually. Maybe I just need to take more breaks.
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May 21, 2013 7:43:48 PM

your card will ramp up if the temps itself go to a certain point. you probably never hit that point as your aimbient temps were ok during the winter. you can adjust the fan curve to fix this since stock fan curves are usually crappy.
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May 22, 2013 4:15:07 AM

So I did some tests and read responses and it turns out that the room I'm in is getting too hot for the computer and causes it to run loud during gaming even though it's a generally quiet computer. I will be putting an airconditioner in this room for the summer.
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May 22, 2013 4:46:53 AM

adjust the fan curve on your card. it should help. also, what card do you have?
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