so I just ordered/installed a XFX Radeon HD 5830 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150497&nm_mc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel&cm_mmc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel-_-Content-_-text-_-) . I have a few questions about it though. Is it normal for the fan to be so loud? When I am just on my desktop it gets pretty loud, but in game it sounds like a jet. It's been a while since I've bought a "gaming" card and compared to my previous card (geforce 220) it's just so noticeable. But so far the performance seems to be good, I get decent fps in games.. I did notice that while I was play LFD2 that sometimes on a texture, there would be some white dots? Is that bad? Overall I just want to get your guys' feedback on this card. The reason I got it was because it's $144 after rebate and I felt it was a good price for this card. I guess right now, I'm just not used to this extra fan noise. Is there a way to minimize it/replace the fan? Anyway thank you so much!
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I do not think that those cards are meant to be extremely loud. I would RMA it. If another one comes in that is also bad, then I think you will have to live with it.
Why does your product code say "RMA approvel"? (And why is approval spelled wrong?)