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Old March 30, 2010, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Sushi Warrior View Post
I am not sure why everyone thinks the cards will "die", even if you OC it to the max (and overvolt it) the fan will spin up (95C temps were with ~60-70% fan) to 100% and if even then the fan cannot cool it it will throttle itself at 105C.

Seriously. Playing intensive games with my GTX260 55nm requires me to up the fan speed to 75-80% (leaving it auto makes it shoot up to 100% whenever I go over 70 degrees) to keep loads around 75. Loud? Not when I'm gaming with headphones or with speakers. Temperatures supposedly go down to 80s with fan speed at 80%. guru3d's article sums it up well. How loud is loud? How can you tell based on your speaker volume level? Who plays games with their ears 1cm away from their video card?
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