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XFX HD5870 Fan speed minimum 55% ???

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    Hello there,
    I got me a XFX HD5870, no problems with the card except one thing which cant be as it should be..

    No matter what, even if the temperature is about 40C degrees the fan speed is 55%, which is way too much and loud, that is if the fan adjustment is "automatic"???

    What I want is it to be "quite", slow down the fan speed to about 20% or something when it is not used, under 55C degrees or something..

    I have tried with overdrive to manual set it to 20%, which works fine, but why cant the automatic controller do that?

    I then followed the guide RBE, but as I can tell it should automatic go down to 22% fan speed if the temperature is under 55, right? (this is a screenshot of the standard bios)..
    I have tried to adjust the things a little, but I cannot get it under 55% fan speed, any idea?

    Anybody got some suggestions? - Anything is welcome..

    Best regards,
    Jeppe R
     

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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Your interpretation on that info is incorrect. I have the same settings on my XFX 5870, and currently, both cards have 26/27% fan speed. for my cards, the max fanspeed is a mere 60%...and once the fna spins up that fast, the card will crash shortly after, due to overheating. I'd much rather have your problem.

    Now, so if we look at those scales given in RBE, @ 100c, the fan should be at max, however, I never get those fan speeds out of my cards...nor the one I rma'ed...

    and I also have one card with a dying fan...

    I tihnk i know what's going on now with my cards.

    IF you card is running high fan speed, there is chance that it really is "overheating". what program are you using to measure temps?
     
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    Hmm, seems to suck for you too.. But i really doubt that my card is overheating, I measure the temperature with Everest.. I've tried some other programs too inclusive CCC which all show the same..

    But everything is working fine except it doesn't go below 55%.. When the temperature increase, the fan speed increase..
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Try gpu-z for temp monitoring.

    On the sensor page there, you can have it log temps to a file. have it do so, then try playing a game or something, and then check the log file....there will be tonnes of info...


    There are many different temps...3 for various internal gpu parts...one for general gpu temp...one for each power phase(4 for gpu, 1 for mem).

    Any of these parts running excessively hot could cause the problem. Everest doesn't report the power phase temps, so you may want to look at those.

    And, finally, contact XFX, create a problem ticket, and see what they say. Really, it should be them that has the answer for you.
     
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    Okay, will try both later to day..
     
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    I have now logged every temp with GPU-Z and one of them peaked at 57,5C degrees.. So nothing alarming there..
    - Log attached, if that should be in any interest..

    I have too created a support ticket and asked what to do, we'll see about that..
     

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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    To me, that looks all sorts of weird. they'll probably RAM the card for you with little fuss.

    Not often we see 1.1v for 5870...

    Keep us updated...will be nice to be able to tell someone exactly what to do when they run into this issue.
     
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    XFX answered; and it is a known "issue" with a known "fix"
    - Just update to the newest vBIOS from XFX :eek:

    Any who, thanks Cadaveca :)
     
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    Good thing it was an easy fix. Thanks very much for letting me know.
     

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