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Just found out why my computer didn't sound like a jet engine anymore: Both of the video card's fans were dead, and it turns out they're kinda useful for not overheating during a game.

On a completely unrelated note, websites look really shitty at 480p.

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    The other fan of my gpu only spins when it's set to 100%. I wonder if that's the reason for artifacts when playing video or if my cpu oc is not stable.
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    Were they full of dust ?
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    My laptop does the bios beep and shuts down within 2 minutes of running if the fan cannot spin properly .-. Why is yours still even running with these issues.
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    @hasu luckily only prebuilts have those supervisions you can't turn off. And even those won't likely care about fans on expansion cards
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    @electrineer ok but shouldn't the temp sensors at some point kick in and shut it down?
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    @hasu at some point if throttling is not enough
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    @electrineer hm. Sounds like a pretty unsafe setup :/ even if self build, there should be automatic checks for these issues. Fans are important.
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    @hasu nah, thermal protections will handle everything just fine
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    @hasu This is on a desktop, which is far easier to cool usually.

    I did some checks and the temperature actually stays tolerable in most situations.

    I managed to get one of the fans to spin again though, and amazingly enough that thing keeps the GPU at 25C without much load.
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