Originally Posted by GLD
I tried the .26 ATi Tool and all of the .27 betas. They did not work for me with my 3850. I can't understand ATi shooting for a 90*C threshold, that is so frickin' stupid imo. I could not even play games with my X850XT with it's stock cooler without ATi tool. That frickin' fan was set at like 5% and my system would crash out shortly after starting a game. The stock settings on the X850XT in reality made it an expensive door stop as it was guaranteed to overheat and crash if you used it for what you bought it for, gaming. Running Overdrive on my 3850 then should not let my (our) card(s) get over 90*C. The fan needs to kick in at or before 90*C and start cooling. Even if it needs to go straight to 100% fan usage, but it simply does not. If it is the quiet factor they are shooting for that doesn't make sense to me neiter. I can't even hear the fan at 50% or lower, and I am sure at stock settings it will never even near 50% (or more) usage. I don't want to have to mod it to run my fan at 100%, that is way to loud for normal usage.
It has been awhile since I had my last nVidia card, a 7900GS, but I do remember some sort of fan control in the nTune panel. I put a VF700 on it so I never used the fan control so I can't recall how effective it's settings were, but there was some option there. I just feel Ati/AMD needs to put some fan controls in the CCC for us users. You need to be able to game with your gaming card and not have to run into over heating and system crashing.
Yes Nvidia has a fan control My gts 512 will run 72c at idle if I dont turn it up but at 85% Overclocked it never gets over 42c even after sevral hours of UT3 fragging. So yes ATI needs to stepup to the plate.