hello everyone I have been in some sort of confusion....I am planning to invest on a 8800GT but i heard that sometimes due to overheating the card causes system to crash. now after going through loads of review i have found out that the card comes with a default fan setting of 30% or something and in order to prevent the crashing i must increase the fan speed to 60%. Ok that is all fine but that is where the real problem lies...i heard from source that increasing the fan speed can kill the fan of the grpahics card...so i am very confused over this cuz i cant afford a zalman coolong fan ATM. Any solutions
What's more costly to replace, a $300 card or a $25 fan?
Increasing fan speed will not kill the fan. In fact, a cooler running GPU / memory will increase the lifespan of the card. Heat kills. Heat is bad. Slowly turning fan = more heat.