The way I manage HD4870 fan with RivaTuner 2.10

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by becco, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. becco

    becco Member

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    Right now I am using Riva Tuner 2.10 and stop to use CCC fan profile. It's more "custom", easy to use and no need BIOS modification to get the fan speed as what I liked. Let me share it to you guys:

    Fan Item / Profile
    I made 3 profiles:
    - 34%
    - 45%
    - 50%
    Note that I set the fan duty cycle a little bit low because of the annoying noise came from HD4870's fan at 50%+. You might have to run at 60%, but my ear wont allow that speed.
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    Launcher
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    I had create 3 launchers for each fan speed profile


    Scheduler
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    Ended with scheduler to manage my scenario bellow:
    - 50C - 76C -----> Load 32% + AutoStart Win
    - 76C - 88C -----> Load 45%
    - 89C - 100C -----> Load 50%


    Enable background monitoring
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    Result
    Remark:
    - Closed Case
    - Ambient room 29C, NO AirCon
    - Core 830MHz, Mem 1100MHz (4400MHz GDDR5 Effective)
    - Min Core Temp was 68C
    - Max Core Temp was 81C
    - Quick run: 3DMark Vantage
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    well, my third fan profile seems not being loaded just in case that Core temp did not reach 89C :)


    Auto Start and Auto minimize
    [​IMG]

    + AutoStart Win 32%
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2008
  2. Tremortality

    Tremortality Member

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    This actually helps me. I dont have that card but I have no clue what to do with Riva tuner and with this I had mine setup in about 10 minutes. Thanks for this I do appreciate it. Its nice and cool now.

    One question though. In order for me to see my temps in the tray or tooltip I have to keep this big ass green window open (hardware monitoring)? I hope not I dont need it just the temp in the tray and I am happy and the new fan speed setup.

    Thank you agian


    DUH I figured it out, guess that is what the large red button is for, oops!
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2008
  3. kapu

    kapu Ancient Guru

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    Very good post, should be sticky somewhere in Rivatuner section.
     
  4. Datagg3

    Datagg3 Ancient Guru

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    Becco thanks for sharing....... But for some reason I cant activate fan control. Ive tried to auto detect..... ive tried to reboot..... Nothing. I have nothing else controling my fan speeds other than the CCC panel and thats all on default.

    Ive tried several times, rebooted, etc, yet it wont engage....

    Any ideas??
     

  5. HamidFULL

    HamidFULL Master Guru

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    Very nice thank you! Sticky!
     
  6. Cairo

    Cairo Member Guru

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    Very Useful Thanks
     
  7. Datagg3

    Datagg3 Ancient Guru

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    Bump on my situation per above. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  8. ultimate11

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    being a noob here (new to ati land) i want to ask one thing , i flashed my bios w/ the fan fix (asus top bios for 4870) idle temps are 55-60 fan speed at 30% which is in bios

    is there any need for me to run rivatuner or not?
     
  9. d1fferent

    d1fferent Maha Guru

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    Cheers mate using your 45% profile now in crysis clocked at 799 and 1099 :D
     
  10. at0msk

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  11. cmdrdredd

    cmdrdredd Master Guru

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    After using your guide and making the fan spin up based on temperature I have a question. If the card hovers between 76-77c for instance and that's between 2 profiles and the fan spins up then down then up then down constantly, is that a bad thing? Will that harm the card in the long run? specifically the fan itself.
     
  12. Shex

    Shex Ancient Guru

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    Create a gap in the temperature range event. For example: Instead of 50-76 and 76-88 for fan speed 32% and 45%, use 50-73 and 78-88.
     
  13. cmdrdredd

    cmdrdredd Master Guru

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    Didn't know you could do that. Good idea.
     
  14. becco

    becco Member

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    some said that we can also manage with PowerUser
    LoL, so that is easier to do :)

    I'll try it later
     
  15. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    4870 X2 fan control is not officially supported yet, release notes explicitly tells it.
     

  16. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    Good job. The way you've shown is a software emulation of fan controller, it is flexible and good for experimenting as well as for cards with no advanced hardware fan controller installed. 4850/4870 boards (but not 4870 X2) have on-die fan controller, which can do the same at hardware level. The following thread explains you how to configure hardware controller (the trhead is about 38x0 fan controllers in fact, but the same applies to single chip 48x0 boards too):

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=255960
     
  17. Datagg3

    Datagg3 Ancient Guru

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    ahhhh I see...... Thanks
     
  18. xlcoolj

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    Corssfire

    Hi

    Been using the fan fix for my 2 4870s and gettin 790/1100

    Just wanna know will the new riva work for crossfired cards and will i have to set up the cards individually?

    Really wanna push the core more 8)

    Thx
     
  19. becco

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    I have a problem for non-administrator account in Vista. My scheduler couldn't be loaded in Guest account. Be informed that I have to turn-on Guest account because I don't like my PC touched by my brother in-law.
     
  20. G-lad21

    G-lad21 Master Guru

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    thank you so much! u really helped me
     

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