Graphics card

Below is my system information
The problem is with the graphics card, its noisy(fan), sometimes too noisy, since its been getting warmer. NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240
Do you know any graphics card compatible with my system with a better fan? not so noisy, I opened the pc today and the graphics card was so hot, the graphics card little fan was working, other components were fine, don't care about gaming cards


Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model Studio XPS 435MT
Total amount of system memory 8.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 4


Total size of hard disk(s) 1695 GB
Disk partition (C:) 324 GB Free (451 GB Total)
Disk partition (D:) 6 GB Free (15 GB Total)
Media drive (E:) CD/DVD
Media drive (F:) CD/DVD
Media drive (K:) CD
Disk partition (L:) 298 GB Free (298 GB Total)
Disk partition (N:) 636 GB Free (931 GB Total)


Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240
Total available graphics memory 4606 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 3582 MB
Display adapter driver version
Primary monitor resolution 1920x1200
DirectX version DirectX 10
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  1. you don't game? how does your card then get so hot?

    a passively cooled card like an ATI 4350 will make no noise. It will run warm but not hot.
  2. my computer is on all the time maybe that has something to do with it
  3. could be but your PC should have a sleep mode after a certain amount of non-use. could be your fans need to be cleaned (or may not be working properly)

    a program like MSI afterburner will let you control fan speed and even down- clock your GPU core to help lower temps. its free
  4. If you don't care about gaming then optimally you shouldn't be running a gaming card. It will just be a waste of power and produce more heat than necessary as you have noticed. You can ebay that card which should more than pay for something more appropriate for your needs like this card;
  5. Thank you guys
    I downloaded and installed after burner applications
    the image below shows my settings
    my core clock is 675 MHz
    shader clock is 1620 MHz
    memory clock is 1100
    GPU usage is 100%

    i dont play any games on my pc what do u think my settings should be?

  6. gpu usage is actually at 0% but your fan is at 91% while the temp is at 69c

    how old is the card, is it still under warranty?

    since you don't game you can bring your core clock down to 500mhz, it wont affect watching video or anything like that. it should cool your core down. you can also click on the "auto" button by your fan speed and manually set the fan to a set %.
  7. If you don't play game, just use a low powered GPU such as the HD5450 low profile, or if you wanted to have a GPU with fan an HD5570 would be just fine.
  8. Its working much better, below is my new setup
    I think what helped alot was clicking on the auto button in MSI afterburner for the fan, I left it at 91%, and click apply. The fan is now working at 52% and I dont hear it at all

    Are there tools like MSI afterburner for other components like cpu? there are 2 other fans in my pc. Maybe there other settings that are setup for games and I can adjust and lower those settings

  9. speedfan can help control other case and CPU fans

    Personally, I use a cheap manual control for my CPU fan. similar to this one
  10. My laptop has a nvidia GeForce Go 7900 GS and MIS afterburner cannot find it, do you know any programs I can use for my laptop to see if I can lower the core clock and maybe fan speed for my laptop?
    thanks for your help
  11. laptop cooling is different from desktop cooling because of the close proximity of so many parts. i would strongly recommend you do not change fan speeds on a laptop.
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