[mythtv-users] OT: unplugging the fan of the grafic card

mythtv-users at fastdruid.co.uk mythtv-users at fastdruid.co.uk
Mon Oct 31 14:24:12 UTC 2005

Yann asked
> I am planning to build a MythTV system, and would like to 
> install a NVidia grafic card for software decoding of the 
> recorded shows.
> The newer cards almost always have active coolers (with fan). 
> Does software decoding use the "heat producing" features of 
> the gpu, and if not, can I just unplug the fan to get a 
> silent system ?

A little late but wtf, fwiw my mx440's fan has died, seems to make no
(apart from being quieter ;-)  ) and not noticed any problems.

Personally I'd suggest just get one with out a fan in the first place.


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