Asus P5Q Pro
Asus ATI 4850
Gskill 4 gb
WD 500 gb hdd
I'm having issues keeping the 8400's temp's down (idle low 40's - load high 50's/ low 60's; stock HSF), but that is another subject entirely. I plan to get me a zalmann in the near future.
My question in this thread is about the 4850:
I'm glad I chose the Asus card since it seems to be the only one with a dummy-friendly way to control the fan speed on these cards from hell.
Does it effect the lifespan of the card's fan if I were to keep it running at %100? I don't mind the noise, and I prefer having the GPU running as cool as possible at all times, whether or not I'm pushing it.
But I rather not find myself having to either RMA the card in a year or void the warranty by having to replace the fan on the card in the future becuase I exhausted it.