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Noisy Sapphire 4870 Vapor-X 1GB

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System Name COLOSSUS-MK4
Processor E8400 @4.4 GHz - FSB @550 MHZ
Motherboard Asus P5K Premium (Black Pearl)
Cooling Xigmatek HDT-S1283
Memory 2x1GB Geil BlckDrgn 800 @1158 5-5-5-18
Video Card(s) 8800GT 512MB @740/1782/2080
Storage Hitachi T7K250 250GB & 7200.10 Seagate 250GB
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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.
 
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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.
 

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#3
MSI Afterburner lets you set up a special fan profile too.
 
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System Name COLOSSUS-MK4
Processor E8400 @4.4 GHz - FSB @550 MHZ
Motherboard Asus P5K Premium (Black Pearl)
Cooling Xigmatek HDT-S1283
Memory 2x1GB Geil BlckDrgn 800 @1158 5-5-5-18
Video Card(s) 8800GT 512MB @740/1782/2080
Storage Hitachi T7K250 250GB & 7200.10 Seagate 250GB
Display(s) Gateway FPD1975W 19" Widescreen
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Xi-FI Xtreme Audio
Power Supply CoolerMaster IGreen 500W
Software XP Home SP3
Benchmark Scores SuperPi: 10.563 Sciencemark: 2563.14
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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.
 
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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 meaning the fan was running at 100% speed regardless of information from CCC, 3rd party programs or the BIOS. Solution: get a small knife, straighten the pin, reattach plug and hey presto it all works.
Congrats man, could of been a worse problem!! So its whisper quiet now ? :toast:
 
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Processor E8400 @4.4 GHz - FSB @550 MHZ
Motherboard Asus P5K Premium (Black Pearl)
Cooling Xigmatek HDT-S1283
Memory 2x1GB Geil BlckDrgn 800 @1158 5-5-5-18
Video Card(s) 8800GT 512MB @740/1782/2080
Storage Hitachi T7K250 250GB & 7200.10 Seagate 250GB
Display(s) Gateway FPD1975W 19" Widescreen
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Xi-FI Xtreme Audio
Power Supply CoolerMaster IGreen 500W
Software XP Home SP3
Benchmark Scores SuperPi: 10.563 Sciencemark: 2563.14
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