I'm seeking some advice here. About half a year ago or something I bought a new computer, because the old one broke. I put in a GFX card which I'm pretty sure is a MSI Twin Frozr III with a GTX560Ti GPU.
I've only begun using it for more taxing games now (Withcer II and Metro 2033), and now I find it is too loud. Yes, so loud it ruins my gaming experience, I don't have any measures, but subjectively just too loud. This was something I forgot about when I bought the card, just looked at the FPS count vs price I guess.
For the record my cabinet is an Antec P182 I believe (several years old), I think it has decent ventilation.
I'm seeking advice on how to proceed to a situation where I hopefully can get a good gaming experience without too much noise.
Option 1) I have had good experience before with buying another cooler from Arctic for another noisy GFX card. They seem to have a good selection for this card: http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/assistant/vga/chip/102
I guess this is the cheapest, but since my GFX card is an overclocked version, I'm worried it might not be enough. Don't want to use more money on something that won't work anyway.
Option 2) Buy another GFX card that is more silent, and performs about the same. This seems a bit expensive, since I already have a GFX card though. But in this case, could you recommend a good silent one with about equal performance (doesn't need to be exact, I'm not a power gamer) that has a decent price?
have your card fell down or hitted hard with something just restore your mind if that is the case. I also telling you that if you have a good experience with the graphics card then open it to see whats going inside the card I mean FAN's look surround the fan if something is hitted with the fans, also spin the fans with hand potentially if you observe if the fans are a bitty hard to spin then it is ok, if you feel loose then change the whole cooling system, by the way what is you fan speedK
Thanks for the tip about MSI Afterburner. Just tried it out, and yes, it's definitely the GPU fan that's noisy (for a moment I was wondering if it might have been the CPU cooler, but no, it's the GPU fan).
I don't know what speed the fan is running at, I don't think the tool says so, but at around 50% manual setting I think it gets too noisy.
I guess I could manually reduce the speed while playing, but wouldn't this be a big risk?
Also tried to fiddle around with the fans. They don't seem "hard to spin", but they are not loose either in any direction. I can pull and tear at them without it seeming like they move at all (except for the direction they're supposed to of course).
I mostly feel like going for a new GPU cooler now, since it's cheaper than buying a new card.