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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card Overclocked (Page 16)

By Shawn Baker from Jan 20, 2011 @ 10:18 CST
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Sound Tests

Pulling out the TES 1350A Sound Level Meter we find ourselves quickly yelling into the top of it to see how loud we can be.

After five minutes of that we get a bit more serious and place the device two CM away from the fan on the card to find the maximum noise level of the card when idle (2D mode) and in load (3D mode).

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The fact that the fan isn't spinning any faster or louder is one of the main reasons we see the card heat up a fair bit. You could increase the fan % yourself if you wanted to and trade off a little bit of noise to drop that temperature. It's something worth considering when you're already in overclocking software and the option is right there.

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