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Old 12-01-10, 11:27 AM
bograt bograt is offline
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ATI 4890 IRRITATING fan speeds

hey everyone,

I recently bought an XFX ATI hd 4890, it is amazing in terms of graphics however,

the fan is incredibly annoying! as i am typing (obviously using no gpu power atall) the fan is whirring away,

which is fine because it is a big card... but the really annoying bit is how it keeps changing speed all the time, literally it does 1 second of 0%fan speed.. and then like 2 seconds of 60-70% speed and its doing my head in!

obviously when i play demanding games it will be running at like 60 or 70% but just for having an idle web page open!?!

my case temp usually runs at about 35-45 c so heres the question.....

at the moment im running ccc but dont have the manual fan speed enabled as i dont want to kill the fan if im just on the web,

does anyone know if there are any other apps to control the fan speed resonably? (such as running on 20% constantly during idle graphics rather than 0 - 60 - 0 - 60 - 0) i cant imagine everyone has this problem or no-one would get any work done!

cheers,

jules

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Old 12-01-10, 11:53 AM
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I read some of the post since I have to go now, but you can change the fan speed in the control panel, clicking the padlock for overclocking, changing the fan speed and then applying.

Sorry if this doesn't help.

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Old 12-01-10, 01:12 PM
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I think you can do this with rivatuner but im not sure since i havent used it in months
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Old 12-01-10, 03:43 PM
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MSI Afterburner is what I use

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Old 14-01-10, 10:55 AM
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Just set it to manual and put it at ~30%, won't kill the fan, reasonable temps, little noise and only CCC needed.
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Old 20-01-10, 12:11 PM
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I got my new XFX Radeon HD4890 2 days. My XFX 4890 has the same issue! and i think every 4890 has this issue!

Being used to my XFX 9600GT's 'responsible' fan speed management, the switch to this new card made its noise instantly alerting.

Same fan noise problem with my HD4890. The fan is at 70-80% for a few seconds, then its instantly slowed to like 20% for a few seconds and this keep going on.

Very annoying indeed. i'm going to play with the CCC's Overdrive and see if i can manage this without frying anything.

Too bad, ATI or XFX should have taken care of this. I wonder what kind of people work in their QA departments. This varying noise is the first noticeable thing when you use the PC for like 5 minutes. .. Seriously, ATI / XFX ?? :|
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Old 20-01-10, 01:32 PM
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nepas, looks like msi'sapp is better than rivatuner.

It takes ages to set up temperatures based on speed and temp.

Saying that I managed to get my card to sort itself out - changed the auto fan speeds and flashed it to the bios.
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Old 20-01-10, 01:48 PM
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nepas, looks like msi'sapp is better than rivatuner.

It takes ages to set up temperatures based on speed and temp.

Saying that I managed to get my card to sort itself out - changed the auto fan speeds and flashed it to the bios.
Hey, can you please write a few steps for a n00b in this area, how to do the same for my XFX Radeon HD 4890?
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Old 20-01-10, 06:09 PM
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i wouldent advise flashing the cards bios if your a nooby mate,not worth it
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Old 20-01-10, 07:31 PM
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i wouldent advise flashing the cards bios if your a nooby mate,not worth it
i've flashed my phones' and motherboards bios many times, i just need a little heads up, a n00bie when it comes to vid card flashing is what i meant.
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