Do you leave the fan on auto mode or set profile for it ?

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Mr Dohz, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Mr Dohz

    Mr Dohz Active Member

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    I'm using the reference 6970.
    Leaving at auto sometimes the card gets so hot , reaching 80plus close to 90 deg. Even with side panel off.

    Setting to 50 to 60% and it sounds like a leaf blower.
    Sometimes i wonder why AMD/ATI designs the fan in such a way.

    Are you on auto or profile ?
    Let's share.
     
  2. isidore

    isidore Ancient Guru

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    well when i had my old hd5850 i always had the fan on auto, even when i had it oc to 775-1200..i had it set to 40-50% (which sounded like a jet engine) when i played games with the card OC to 900-1200 w/ voltage increase..

    775-1200 67'C load (fan auto)
    900-1200 71'C load (40-50% fan).

    with my gtx480 it's a different story, the card it's hotter, i only keep the fan on auto when i play a game that doesn't stress the card hitting 83-84'C....in other games, like Crysis, Metro2033, the fan is on 70%(which is quieter then my old hd5850 at 40-50%) temps 80-81'C, and 86-88'C oc, fan still 70%.
     
  3. BlackZero

    BlackZero Ancient Guru

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    I generally leave it on auto and only force 45% when gaming with a 900 overclock on the core.
     
  4. Amorpheus

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    MSI Afterburner lets you set an automatic profile easily, it's a huge improvement over CCC. I've set my modded 6950 to push a bit more air (~74° max), but also to lower the fan RPM more than it normally would when idle.
     

  5. att_user

    att_user Banned

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    The fan speed is temperature dependent so i suggest just leave it on auto.

    Seems like the fan on 6970 is not that good as it is on my 5870.

    If you are content with your card and the fan is too loud it may be worth getting a different cooler for the card.
     
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  6. Nbz

    Nbz Master Guru

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    After I discovered the joys of custom made fan profiles I never went back.
    Its such a difference for such litle annoyance.

    In my case, since my card is inaudible over the system fans, I can have it run at 60-70% RPM without even noticing so I am yet to see temperatures above 60C on my card.
     
  7. japamd

    japamd Ancient Guru

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    Auto mode here, cards are running at 880/1450.
     
  8. Natslx

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    100% Fan speed on 6950 here. I can't seem to hear the fan that well with my headset on.
     
  9. Amdgameplayer

    Amdgameplayer Master Guru

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    i got it in crossfire running auto stock clocks
     
  10. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    When I need to clock, I use Afterburner to run a faster fan profile.
    Otherwise, I dont even load Afterburner, everything at default.
     

  11. wlw_wl

    wlw_wl Master Guru

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    Custom fan profile, auto keeps the fan too slow for me.
    Since it's super quiet, I have it running at about 40% on idle, about 60% is enough to keep the card from passing 70*C threshold in uber stress.
     
  12. A M D BugBear

    A M D BugBear Ancient Guru

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    I manually set mine if you can but I aint using the stock cooler, way to damn noisy.

    if you have it on auto, the card will be scorching hot.
     
  13. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    I just leave mine on Auto, got good case cooling, so it never gets too hot/loud. :)
     

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