I finally took the leap and ordered a graphics card that can do some gaming. I have decided I can sacrifice some noise
(I'm currently passive, I know there are passive gaming cards
) Anyway, did a bit of lurking here and it seems the Hawk
MSI 6870 is a well thought of silenter card. My question is about using Afterburner to control the fan speed. What is a safe
idle speed (I have read 20%) and at what temp should I start ramping up the speed of the fan. I read that over 40 % was definitely
noticable but at load I can deal with some fan noise as the game will be going. Just new to this fan speed thing and wondered
if any users had some experience with this or a similar setup using the Afterburner software. Thanks a ton for any help.