Why I Hate Doom 3

What should I do about it?

  • Suck it up and hope my neighbors aren't too angry about the noise

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  • Try to sell it on Ebay and use my old card

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  • Return it and get another 6800

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  • Return it and get a Radeon 800 based card

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  • Return it and get a 6800 GT

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  • Tell my kids they can't go to college and buy a 800XT or 6800 Ultra

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Dalto

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So...I was given a copy of Doom 3 for my birthday. At first this seemed like a good thing. But then I couldn't help thinking that I wouldn't want my first Doom 3 experience to be on outdated hardware. After much soul searching I came up with a solution to my dilemna. I decided to buy a new video card. So I did a little research and selected the Gainward card based on the nVidia 6800.

Finally, after waiting for several decades(Two days), the card finally arrived and I quickly installed it in my PC. I thought to myself, now I can enjoy Doom as it was meant to be enjoyed. I turned on my PC and ARGGGG. What in all that is holy was that sound coming out of my PC. I quickly unplugged thinking perhaps a small duck had flown into my case when I wasn't looking and was trying to fight his was out.

But no, apparently it was just the two fans on my new video board. HOLY S(*T, these things are loud. I used to live by an airport and the airplanes weren't NEARLY this loud. Not only is it loud but it is fairly high pitched. Distressed, I decided to go to bed and come up with solution in the morning. I walked down the hall to my bedroom to go to bed. The damn card was so loud I couldn't sleep, I had to get out of bed and turn it off!

So, the next moring I decide I will just return it and get a different card, but wait, the store I bought it from has a 15% restocking fee. So, on a $300 card that's like $45.

I have no idea what to do next. Please help me!
 

finty

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Now for a non tech heads advice. Blow it, and get all the dust and shit out of your tower. If that doesn't work, sort of shake it and flick it a bit. Worked for many a console, why not the PC? :D
 

Steve-O

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take the fan off... get some electrical cleaner and Spray it into the Fan... Now Put the fan back on :p

Whats the rest of your systems Specs?
 

Steve-O

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First, Send me your Old Card

Then Get Cinema Surround sound kit and turn it up full Blast and turn all lights off and play some God Damn DOOOM 3!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
 

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can you get different drivers for it that would make the fan go slower
i'm not sure if that made sense...
i no you can change the xbox's bios to make its fan go slower
 
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