Unfortunately that's the problem I had. I think I assumed that the red wire was the power and got it wrong followed by a pffft and a small puff of smoke. That was on a different card from a different manufacturer though. Is there any markings on the card next to the fan connection that give a clue?
Apologies for delay in reply. No, no markings I'm afraid.
I guess it would be a bit of a leap of faith to assume that the red wire on the fan would match up with the red wire on the fanmate?
I'm really surprised that I have to do this to slow the fan.
I really thought that as the fan is plugged into the graphics card, and that is plugged into the mobo, that I'd be able to control the fan-speed through the bios.
I thought the ATI Catalyst Control Center would be my saviour, but that seems unable to have any effect on the fan speed either (even though this is an option). There really is no need for it to be banging away at 100% all the time.
I've tried stopping it temporarily with my finger, and the rest of the components are practically silent - so its a real spoiler at the moment.
I forgot to add that it you fit a good quality 120mm fan and run it at slow speed it will still provide enough airflow to cool the VRAM and VRMs. You can also fit RAMsinks if you want to be sure. The Enzotech copper ones are good if expensive click here