1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Noisy Sapphire 4870 Vapor-X 1GB

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by theonetruewill, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. theonetruewill New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,996 (1.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    240
    Location:
    London - Close your eyes and you'll see me
    Problem Solved
    My 8800GT recently decided to die and I had to replace it with this card. I chose a card with a custom cooler in the hopes that it would be quieter than the reference model but this card screams like a banshee at Eurovision. Does anyone know any way in which I can change the ruddy fan speed levels. AMD overdrive seems to have no effect on it, and neither does Gainward's EXPERTOOL. I have been out of touch with most of 2009's technological advances in the computer hardware world so I don't know much about other tools for tweaking. Any help would be appreciated. System specs are included in my profile. The temps are more than fine, the fan is working overboard.

    http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/vaporhd4870/
    Thats the card

    EDIT: XML Profile trick also does not work.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2010
  2. InTeL-iNsIdE Guest

    Does ccc correctly report what % the fan is spinning at ? The VapourX should be quieter than stock cooler, only thing I can think of is a possible bios flash with modded fan profiles.
  3. DirectorC

    DirectorC New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,624 (0.94/day)
    Thanks Received:
    268
    Location:
    Florizy
    MSI Afterburner lets you set up a special fan profile too.
    theonetruewill says thanks.
  4. theonetruewill New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,996 (1.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    240
    Location:
    London - Close your eyes and you'll see me
    Problem solved.
    I thought something might be wrong with the hardware/fan itself as literally no one else has reported a similar problem so I took the card out and had a little inspection. Seems whatever retard attached the fan's power plug to its little socket had managed to flatten the blue (fan-speed control) pin. This results in the fan running at 100% speed regardless of information sent to it from CCC, 3rd party programs or the BIOS. Solution: get a small knife, straighten the pin, reattach plug and hey presto it all works.
  5. InTeL-iNsIdE Guest

    Congrats man, could of been a worse problem!! So its whisper quiet now ? :toast:
  6. theonetruewill New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,996 (1.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    240
    Location:
    London - Close your eyes and you'll see me
    It is indeed :)

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page