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Old 08-13-2008, 11:22 AM   #1
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Default When will ATI fix the 4000 series' fans?

Both of my 4870s are pretty loud with the fan fix....and in windows, having the fan at 60% is simply unnecessary- does anyone know when new drivers are going to come out to fix the fans...so I can have them dynamically adjust according to what I'm doing?

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Old 08-13-2008, 11:26 AM   #2
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http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=14111


or you can put a custom fan on from frys for like 40 $ its reall looks sweet when you are finished it really very quiet.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:32 AM   #3
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can't you edit and flash the video card bios...? I did with 4850 and it never gets above 45° until I game, then the fan kicks into hair dryer mode and keeps it about 55°...
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How hot is it with 60%? Can you not turn it down slightly?

As far as AMD is concerned, there was nothing wrong with the fans to begin with. AMD know that the GPU is being cooled adequately, it's just people think that the card runs too hot, even though it's still within it's boundaries.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:20 PM   #5
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How hot is it with 60%? Can you not turn it down slightly?

As far as AMD is concerned, there was nothing wrong with the fans to begin with. AMD know that the GPU is being cooled adequately, it's just people think that the card runs too hot, even though it's still within it's boundaries.
Well...I toned down the fans to 50%...makes a big difference in noise level. Right now, they're idling @ 48 and 54C...but they are OC'd to 790/1100

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I'm just going to make two different profiles...

One for gaming and folding, and one for windows. For windows, I'm putting the fan at 25%...that's ok, right?

Update:

Fans @ 25% got the card up to 96C...so...I just put it to auto xD...they're both @ 80C now
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Well...I toned down the fans to 50%...makes a big difference in noise level. Right now, they're idling @ 48 and 54C...but they are OC'd to 790/1100

Edit:

I'm just going to make two different profiles...

One for gaming and folding, and one for windows. For windows, I'm putting the fan at 25%...that's ok, right?

Update:

Fans @ 25% got the card up to 96C...so...I just put it to auto xD...they're both @ 80C now
That cant be good
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That cant be good
I'm pretty sure it's within the operating range...although I can't seem to find the operating range anywhere....
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Ah right, It just sounds very, very.. how shall I put it.. Toasty
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:22 PM   #9
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The thermal threshold for most modern GPUs is between 100c and 120c.
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Get an HR-03
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My hands tell a different story about TR coolers. If they can feel they can charge that much for a cooler, then I'd expect a decent base.

JK JK, my TRUE is awesome. It was well worth the four hours it took to get it flat

They should definitely take a lesson from Noctua about bases though.
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My card idled at 78C and, having never seen my 9600GT break the 50C mark (even in Crysis with all the settings on High!) I was quite worried, even more so that the ATi Catalyst Control Centre didn't have a fan speed option! Upping the percentage from 20% to 40% cut temperatures from 78C to 43C and the noise isn't unbearable. You can hear it, but it's a background noise and not the kind of vacuum cleaner noise that you get above 50% :P

To those who have fitted after-market coolers, do you all overclock your cards? I'm not sure that, from my position, I can see the advantage of fitting one if the card is capable of keeping itself well-within safe temperatures.
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My hands tell a different story about TR coolers. If they can feel they can charge that much for a cooler, then I'd expect a decent base.

JK JK, my TRUE is awesome. It was well worth the four hours it took to get it flat

They should definitely take a lesson from Noctua about bases though.
Yeah, TR bases are so-so. It was worth lapping for me too

I like to buy GPU coolers because:

1: Lower temps are always nice, especially since I usually OC my cards a bit
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Do you have the HR-03 that hangs over the back of the card? I think that one looks awesome.

But let's get back on topic.
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i think if you download speed fan then u can set the fans manually but im not sure if it works with video card fans tho
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Do you have the HR-03 that hangs over the back of the card? I think that one looks awesome.

But let's get back on topic.
You mean the backside cooler? No, I don't.
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