ATI 2600 XT Card Noisy ?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by blackgmc, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. blackgmc macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2007
    Can you hear the fan on your ATI 2600 XT CARD when your computer is idling ?
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    I cannot hear the HD2600 I have installed. All I can hear is a slight whirr of the hard drives.
  3. timb macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2003
    I have a X1900, HD 2600 and 4 hard drives in my MP, which makes it slightly toasty. I've noticed I can hear the HD 2600 spinning up and down during heavy disk activity.

    That being said, for normal users, it should rarely spin up. Worse case you can increase the Mac Pro's PCI fan to 750 RPM, which adds next to no additional noise. This should keep the card cool enough from ever spinning up. (I know it does on mine.)

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