Is there an application for Linux that can control fan speeds for video cards, much like RivaTuner for Windows?
Does ATITOOL, Systool and Rivatuner work on Linux? Or maybe another tool that can work in Linux for ATI cards?
I have heard of nvclock. Does that work? How well does it work? Do you have to own an nvidia card to use it (that may be a dumb question)?
I doubt that there's any good overclocking tool but that is not really what I'm looking for anyway. I just wanted a tool that could speed up the fan if it ever gets too hot or if I just want the fan to run a bit faster.
How much would case fan cooling cool down a card and how much can fans effect temperatures?
How many degrees could good cooling or sufficient number of fans reduce temps?
My current Nvidia EVGA 7950 GT card runs at about 52 degrees usually but I've seen it go up to 60 (and I'm not sure why). I think these temps are acceptable and I only have an Antec Solo case with the standard 12cm case fans in there.
If I upgrade, I might have to upgrade the case to have more fans as the temps will surely be higher considering these new powerful video cards, right?
Video cards I am interested in include:
Nvidia 9600 GT
Nvidia 9800 GT or 9800 GTX+ (I want the 55nm variety and not sure if there is any way to tell a card is a newer 9800GT - anyone know?)
I think those cards will run at about 60 degrees at idle. Something like that?