Need Help Controlling Graphics Card Fan Speed RPM

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    Hello, I recently bought a graphics card and the fan only runs at one speed (Speedfan and other programs do not even recognize the RPM of the fan). It has a two pin/wire connector for the fan, meaning it only controls the voltage. It is not able to control the fan because it doesn't have three or four pins. Right now the fan is around three times louder than my CPU fan, which I find rather comical. The fan idles on 25C and is 32C while playing Skyrim and other games. I have considered actually unplugging the fan to see if it is able to operate at a moderate temperature without it, but I'd rather not for obvious reasons. 32C seems fine to me, I don't think the fan needs to be running at the speed that it is.

    Is there a way for me to modify it through the bios, programs, etc to be able to control it or set the normal speed to be lower? I'd rather avoid decreasing the voltage because I'm not sure if that will cause any damage to it. Is there a way to modify the BIOS on the card to indicate a lower default RPM? It operates at this speed steadily, which isn't too bad since it's the only thing I actually hear...
     
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    what card is it?
     
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    did you check in nivida control panel?
    http://www.fanhow.com/knowhow:Change_nvidia_video_card_fan_speed_27843686
     
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    Yes, I have that installed with my normal control panel and an Nvidia Monitoring utility I thought might help. The Core Bus and Memory Bus can be adjusted resulting in some red lines and then reverting back to an acceptable amount, but the Fan control is pretty much junk considering the lowest it goes is 136.84%, and the highest it goes is 236.84%, which both don't actually change it at all as it's a two pin configuration as mentioned.

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    Did you tried with the MSI Afterburner?
     
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    Yeah, it doesn't change when adjusting the slider and applying it.
     
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    if you're not afraid of manual work and electrical tape, you can always fit one of those:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118217
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811995073
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811995011
     
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    Yup, I actually just purchased one of those from Amazon, the first one you linked. Hopefully it will work as I'm not 100% familiar if only plugging in two of the pins into the three pin adapter will allow me to control it. If I were to set it and leave it at a certain setting, will it most likely retain that speed between system power on and off?
     

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