I'll play with the cooler. Not sure it fits the other way. I'll give it a try.
Yep this is the way..... the way it was mounted before, with the intake right above the GPU, and barely any room to draw in air with.... was not optimal.
This should run much better (imo).
Plus this orientation you can actually clean it, with like a bottle of compressed air... when needed.
Is it normal for a gpu fan to not always spin? They spin when the computer boots up but turn off. I haven't really played games on it yet. Just Halo CE for a few minutes.
Many GPU's can operate in a "passive" mode where the fan only kicks in once you hit a temperature threshold.
Same with many Power Supply Units these days... In-fact, I have my CPU cooler and case fans doing the same.|
Truly silent system when needed, but can kick it up a notch when gaming.
Yep when in idle or just light browseing on the net, is often when you want quiet, where the passive cooling is neat.
Last edited by JRPGfan - on 19 November 2023
When gameing ect, theres sound that'll block out slight noise of fans (as long as you dont have super loud fans).
Makes for a better overall pc experiance, if your not dealing with a noise from fans (like its a small thing, that will drive you nuts over time).
Fan quality, and cooling, is not where one should try to save a few bucks when building a pc (imo).