If anyone is considering this card for their HTPC, realize it is extremely loud. Because of the design, there is now way to control the fan via software, so it has speeds of 20% or 100%, and nothing else. The unfortunate part is that the 100% speed is not reserved solely for full load. On the contrary, 100% speeds can be activated when virtually any application is launched. For instance, simply opening the config tab for GBPVR from a blank desktop launches the fan into 100% mode. That mode is LOUD. Budget in extra cash for aftermarket coolers. Also, this trigger from the fan controller will happen for any aftermarket cooler, so make sure whatever you buy is not loud at full fan speed.
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12/13/06 at 5:52am