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December 29, 2012 6:10:27 AM

I just bought a GTX 550 ti and sometimes when i'm playing games the fan gets really loud for a little bit then it stops. Is that normal?

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December 29, 2012 6:43:52 AM

I used to have a 550TI. Its fan curve was quite aggressive.

Default was about 1580RPM and at max load would get up around 2120RPM. Now by getting really loud do you mean you hear the fan speed up, and then the fan stops moving altogether? That would be bad.

If its not that, then you are just hearing the fan adjust to rising and lowering of temps. =D
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December 29, 2012 7:08:41 AM

It just gets loud and goes fast then goes back to normal.
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December 29, 2012 7:13:10 AM

I had a reference 550TI from HP and I had the same thing happen on my first one. It would just randomly get really fast and really loud even when I wasn't doing anything.
They replaced and said that it was probably a faulty fan controller. The 2nd one didn't have this issue.

Sound like what your having?
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December 29, 2012 7:19:13 AM

I'm not sure. It only happens when i play COmpany Of heroes but not Diablo 3. Maybe its just the fan running faster to cool the GPU off?
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December 30, 2012 12:21:48 AM

simmons33 said:
Very well could be. Go Download MSI Afterburner and monitor your fan speed and GPU temp for a bit and report them back here =D

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm


Just played diablo 3 and it wasn't getting loud and fast. Afterburner reported that the card wouldnt go over 80 degrees and averaged around 70-75 degrees. Fan speed was at 40-50.
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