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    Anyone know of a software tool, driver patch or whatever that gives some control over the fan speed of a nVidia GPU fan?

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    As the title suggests, my gfx card fan has progressively become noisier. I just took it apart, cleaned and lubricated it and it is better but still has moments when you can hear it.

    As I don't do much gfx intensive gaming etc, I wondered if anyone knows of a software tool, driver patch or whatever that gives some control over the fan speed of a nVidia GPU fan?

    The fan runs permanently at the moment which is excessive if you ask me.

    Card is a POV 7600GT using latest nvidia driver.

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    try rivatuner :thumbsup:

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    Thanks. Will give it a go. Always thought that was just for Riva cards! Maybe they should change the name

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    Not very intuitive. how on earth do you set fan speeds vs temp?

    Is this any use ? £6.98 + postage

    pcworld.co.uk/pro…Day

    STARTECH CSKIT CHIPSET COOLING KIT Product code: 242348

    6-in-1 VGA cooling kit Chipset cooling fan 2 chipset heatsinks 2 thermal pads 1.5grams heat grease thermal compound Power cable connector & 4 nylon clips Sleeve bearing fan 5.3 cfm fan airflow 5300 rpm speed 25 dB noise level


    [IMG]pcworld.co.uk/pro…php?sku=242348&camp_id=OfferoftheDay#productInformationSection[/IMG]

    That heatsink is for a motherboard northbridge really... even then i dont think it would be any good for newer hotter chipsets.

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    rivatuner just crashes under vista. I'm gonna try just unplugging the fan as i dont use any extensive graphics.

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    well - its very quiet now

    If you have any spare headers on the motherboard you can plug the fan into one of those and monitor the fan speed through windows.

    atitool lets you control fanspeed vs temperature, and yes it is nvidia compatible

    use a zalman fanmate to control it
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