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Will there be a problem if i exceed the FAN speed of my GTX 260?

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November 3, 2009 11:16:09 PM

I have a BFG GTX 260, i have heard that this video card has a fan speed problem, i have the Nvidia Control Panel in which theres an option in which i can adjust the GPU fan speed, i have seen that if i raise the speed of the fan it starts to sound loud and i am afraid that it might push the limits of the video card, so please tell me i dont want this video card to colapse...Thanks
November 3, 2009 11:31:19 PM

When you say "exceed the fan speed" does that mean more than 100%?

If not anything other than 0-100% It should be fine, loud but fine.
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November 3, 2009 11:35:48 PM

The fan won't go any faster than is possible for it. If it goes a speed of X, that means it was intended to go that speed.

Prolonged periods of high-speeds will cause the life of the fan to shorten, however.
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November 3, 2009 11:39:13 PM

Onyx2291 said:
When you say "exceed the fan speed" does that mean more than 100%?

If anything other than 0-100% It should be fine, loud but fine.


Yes i have it when is at 80 degrees to go 100% and when is 50 degrees to go 40%
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November 3, 2009 11:49:11 PM

So then it's like automatic? When it is under load then it is at 100%, but if you have it at 100% a lot. Like Shadow said, it will shorted fan speed.

If your fan is at that % a lot then I would recommend improving airflow in your case to try and prevent it working that hard as much.
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