Increase GPU fan Increase gpu fan to keep video card cooler
I just purchased a new system (which had a GTX 550 in it to begin with) and purchased a Quadro 4000 and installed it. It seems to be working fine but I noticed it gets pretty hot to the touch. I installed SpeedFan to make sure the thing doesn't burn up on me, it's currently running at 70c at idle.

I do heavy 3D and graphics work and expect the video card to get a pretty good workout, especially during gpu renders and such. I'm wondering if there's a utility or way of increasing the gpu fan speed to get the temp down? I tried "RivaTuner" but it won't give me the option of increasing the fan speed, I guess the card is too new for this little utility. Is there any option I can use to increase the vid card's fan speed? My new system is very quiet, I would rather it be a little louder and know my production video card isn't going to burn up on me (I see a lot of users out there with heat problems with their vid card).

TIA!
I just purchased a new system (which had a GTX 550 in it to begin with) and purchased a Quadro 4000 and installed it. It seems to be working fine but I noticed it gets pretty hot to the touch. I installed SpeedFan to make sure the thing doesn't burn up on me, it's currently running at 70c at idle.



I do heavy 3D and graphics work and expect the video card to get a pretty good workout, especially during gpu renders and such. I'm wondering if there's a utility or way of increasing the gpu fan speed to get the temp down? I tried "RivaTuner" but it won't give me the option of increasing the fan speed, I guess the card is too new for this little utility. Is there any option I can use to increase the vid card's fan speed? My new system is very quiet, I would rather it be a little louder and know my production video card isn't going to burn up on me (I see a lot of users out there with heat problems with their vid card).



TIA!

#1
Posted 02/18/2012 01:24 AM   
[quote name='-{RaptoR}-' date='17 February 2012 - 07:33 PM' timestamp='1329528829' post='1370963']
MSI Afterburner.
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Ah thanks, I had seen that one but assumed it was only for MSI cards. Just a minute of running higher and it's already down to 55c, thanks
[quote name='-{RaptoR}-' date='17 February 2012 - 07:33 PM' timestamp='1329528829' post='1370963']

MSI Afterburner.





Ah thanks, I had seen that one but assumed it was only for MSI cards. Just a minute of running higher and it's already down to 55c, thanks

#3
Posted 02/18/2012 01:58 AM   
You could also use EVGA's Precision.
You could also use EVGA's Precision.

#4
Posted 02/18/2012 07:36 AM   
You can replace the stock cooler with an aftermarket cooler to reduce the temperature for your GTX 550.
You can replace the stock cooler with an aftermarket cooler to reduce the temperature for your GTX 550.

#5
Posted 02/22/2012 03:06 AM   
in the post he said he's no longer running a gtx 550 but now a quadro.
in the post he said he's no longer running a gtx 550 but now a quadro.

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Posted 02/22/2012 03:26 AM   
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