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[SOLVED] Gigabyte 6850 -- any way to quiet it down?

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Performance wise, I'm really happy with the Gigabyte 6850 so far. The price was right ($150), and it worked out of the box with dual monitors. (Well, I followed the directions of some people on the forum before even booting with it, but it worked straight away :)). But... it's a little on the loud side. By far the loudest thing in my case.

Is there any way to cool it down? Fan replacement? Software to control the fan speed in OS X? I don't want to return it if I don't have to. I'd be willing to buy a couple after market fans, even an aftermarket cooler, but I don't think the Gigabyte card has the reference design making the replacement easy.

I have a feeling the G5 case I just modded isn't the quietest... all those holes in the front and back.

Any tips would be great.
 
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Re: Gigabyte 6850 -- any way to quiet it down?

The Zalman VF-3000 cooler for that card may do the trick.
 
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Re: Gigabyte 6850 -- any way to quiet it down?

dakotar said:
The Zalman VF-3000 cooler for that card may do the trick.

thanks for the heads up. For now, I'm in Windows and I'll try flashing the BIOS with a different fan curve, i'll report back on success or failure :)
 
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Re: Gigabyte 6850 -- any way to quiet it down?

ALright
 
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Re: Gigabyte 6850 -- any way to quiet it down?

I was reasonably successful in quieting my card down using a BIOS flashing procedure. I wrote up a short guide here:

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=68598
 
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