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Old 08-13-2008, 06:35 PM   #11
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Default Re: When will ATI fix the 4000 series' fans?

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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Default Re: When will ATI fix the 4000 series' fans?

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
2: Noise
3: They look cool
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:01 PM   #14
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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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