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Old December 23, 2011, 05:05 PM
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Just wondering what happens when you turn your gpu fan to 100% for extended amount of time.
(during normal operation and gaming)

other than be super loud, would it lower the life of the fan?
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Old December 23, 2011, 05:07 PM
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As someone who just RMA'd two MSI Twin Frozr's for seized rear fans after running them @ 100% 24/7 for GPU folding, I'd hazzard a guess that the answer would be "yes".......... :)
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Old December 23, 2011, 06:21 PM
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Depends on the quality of the fan.

I ran GX2's for 2 years Solid at 100% fan without issue. So its hit or miss.

If you don't have to, I wouldn't bother.

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Old December 23, 2011, 07:46 PM
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yea thats what i thought ty I turn it to 100% just for fun sometimes, just to see how low the temps can get
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