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    Default Risky Business...

    I was thinking about replacing the stock fans of my Video card, as I am replacing all the other fans...
    Problem is, I don't really know if it is possible(though I cannot think why it shouldn't be possible). Before I do something monumentally moronic, is it possible?

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    http://www2.bfgtech.com/bfgr79512gtxocsine.aspx

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    It is, but it's not worth it. The stock hsf of the 7900GTX is among the best out there.

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    I see. I was wondering, because I was replacing my case fans and CPU cooler with silent(er) fans, and thought it defeated the purpose of that to have a loud video card taking up the slack...

    I was just thinking of using this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835109135

    and a 92 mm fan, like this, good CFM, low noise:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835191010


    Sounds like to do it right, I would have to carefully remove the thermal paste, and replace it with AC5 paste, that sounds like it could take over an hour to do completely. Mounting seems to be a hassle, but people are talking about ~20 degree C drops(I think a more conservative estimate would probably be 5). However, the main reason why I would want to do this is sound. It's really not worth it?

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    The G71 is designed to work well even at high temperatures. Most people don't comprehend this and think that their video card will run better if it's cooler.
    Does cooling it better help? Sure, if you want your video card to last a bit longer, but I doubt that you want to keep it for more than 5 years, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu View Post
    The G71 is designed to work well even at high temperatures. Most people don't comprehend this and think that their video card will run better if it's cooler.
    Does cooling it better help? Sure, if you want your video card to last a bit longer, but I doubt that you want to keep it for more than 5 years, right?
    Nah, to be honest, I am getting ready to sell it to a brother, and get an 8800. Like I was saying, I don't really care one way or the other about the heat, its the sound that bothers me. I just hate sounds like this, they annoy me. Which is why I was wondering if this would dampen the sound more, to use a fan designed for silence.

    What is that temp threshold again? Like 130 C or something?

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    115°C till core slowdown.
    Then it will throttle down but still safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu View Post
    115°C till core slowdown.
    Then it will throttle down but still safe.
    >_<

    You're really enjoying this, aren't you, Jyuu? Laughing on the other end of this convo? I know you are, you evil, evil, sexy man. =p

    Your skillful avoidance of my question is almost too admirable to annoy me...


    Sooo, would this make it quieter? Or is it already quiet, and my ears are just hearing a different fan and mistaking the sound signatures?

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    Could be your PSU.

    Short pins 3 and 4 to see.

    Or the whine of a hard drive.

    Who knows? Just short your PSU and connect your drives one by one to it.

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    Using a PC P&C Silencer 750. Highly doubt it, but will check. Its just that I am trying to get all the fans below 20dba(Ideally, below 15), with respectable CFM. I will check it out, but you don't happen to know the dba of VGA stock fans, do you?

    P.S. - Thanks. Saw the addition, will check that as well. Thank you.

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    About 40-44dBA on full load.

    The 8800GTX runs on full load under 30dBA, eh.

 

 
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