Loud Graphics card

I just bought a New XFX GeForce 9600 GT and I first installed it and it was quiet. Then the fan kicked in and has been going since and I have only went onto the internet. I haven't even played any games yet. Is this normal. It is really annoying and I can't even imagine how it will be once I start to play a game.
6 answers Last reply
More about loud graphics card
  1. Use rivatuner which is for both overclocking and fan control.

    http://www.guru3d.com/index.php?page=rivatuner

    You could also try EVGA's Precision (even though it's a different brand)

    http://www.evga.com/precision/

    I have a passively cooled 9600GT so I don't have to deal with noise.
  2. If you aren't used to a real gaming card then you can quickly realise the price that is paid in decibels.

    That said, I didn't think the 9600gt was a noisy card. You do get used to it though. My 4870 is horrendously loud compared to my 8800gt, and at first I thought I'd go mad listening to it. I hardly even recognise it now.
  3. That EVGA precision tool prolly won't work with different brand GPU's. Lol, when you have a passively cooled card make sure you have lots of airflow.
  4. darbyg said:
    I just bought a New XFX GeForce 9600 GT and I first installed it and it was quiet. Then the fan kicked in and has been going since and I have only went onto the internet. I haven't even played any games yet. Is this normal. It is really annoying and I can't even imagine how it will be once I start to play a game.


    I thought you were going to mention an xbox or ati card here.
  5. jennyh said:
    If you aren't used to a real gaming card then you can quickly realise the price that is paid in decibels.

    That said, I didn't think the 9600gt was a noisy card. You do get used to it though. My 4870 is horrendously loud compared to my 8800gt, and at first I thought I'd go mad listening to it. I hardly even recognise it now.


    No offense, but the noise probably made you deaf :-)

    The issue for me and ATi cards has always been noise. I still buy their products, but they have been known to be real loud. Who remembers the FX5800?
  6. Thanks for all your help. I actually downloaded I8KFan GUI. It works great with the regulation of the fan speeds.
Ask a new question

Read More

Graphics Cards Games Geforce Graphics Product