I recently got a Sparkle GTX460 1GB and the card is surprisingly loud at idle. I used afterburner and the gpu is idling around 25C. The lowest that I can set the fan using afterburner is 40% which is still too loud. Is it normal for my card to be loud at its min fan speed at idle?
If this is normal behavior, is there a way I could modify the bios or something to lower the min fan speed to 30-35%?
That is a great way to kill your card, trust me noise is cheap but a new card is not so just live with it or return it. The core is cool but the power vrm on these cards during load are known to get very hot very quickly and the highest that has been recorded is 153c!