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How do i change the fan speed on my X800

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by PaulMTC, 14 Jan 2006.

  1. PaulMTC

    Associate

    Joined: 9 Jan 2006

    Posts: 59

    Hi all,

    Just got a Abit RX800-Guru RADEON X800 256-bit 256MB AGP8X.

    I heard people talking about changing fan speed on this forum.

    Is there any way I can change the fan speed on the X800 to run faster to cool the card down a bit more as it's heating up to around 80 deg C when I play 3d games like Battlefield 2.

    My Spec.:

    Abit NF7-S
    Athlon 3200+
    2GB RAM (3 Sticks)
    Abit RX800-Guru RADEON X800 256-bit 256MB AGP8X (connects to PSU)
    1x160 GB HDD
    1x40 GB HDD
    DVD/CD RW Combo

    I have 2 80mm Akasa case cooling fans.

    Thanks for any help.

    Paul.
     
  2. benjo

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    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 12,779

    Location: London

    Yep, you can dowload a program called ATi Tool. Then go to options, then Fan Control, tick the box that says "overide fan speeds" and enter something like 100% in the box. Should stay at that speed then
     
  3. PaulMTC

    Associate

    Joined: 9 Jan 2006

    Posts: 59

    Thanks for that.

    i downloaded ATI tool 0.24 and I can't find the option to change the fan speed.

    Can you help me locate the setting?

    Paul.
     
  4. 8 I3ALL

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Sep 2004

    Posts: 598

    Location: Mildenhall

    its in the overclocking section its on a tab at the top "Fan"
     
  5. Trip Hazard

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Aug 2003

    Posts: 360

    Location: Southampton

    Fan control has it's own section in the settings screen/page.

    I thought the x800s adjusted their fan speeds based on core temperature, over 80 degrees and the fan should automatically start spinning at 80-90%
     
  6. benjo

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 12,779

    Location: London

    On my X800XT-PE, the fan speed would only go at 100% when it was at 100 degrees lol :eek:

    So i changed it to stay at 100%... can barely notice the extra noise over my CPU fan
     
  7. ajgoodfellow

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    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,343

    Location: Shirley, Solihull, UK

    GPUs run very hot so I wouldn't worry about 80 degree temps :)
     
  8. dale1uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Nov 2005

    Posts: 2,162

    Location: Newcastle

    I use the ati tool to regulate my fan speed on my x850xt as it was loud rather than hot. just go to Settings, click on the arrow on the right hand side of 'overcocking' to bring down the drop down box and select 'fan control'. In there select 'dynamic based on gpu temp' and set the fan speeds according to the temps you want to try and stay at. I've got mine set to be quiet at idle and get faster as the temp rises. It idles at 34'c and peaks a 62'c under load with the fan only spinning at 65% so still not too loud.
     
  9. rxmac

    Hitman

    Joined: 15 Jun 2005

    Posts: 648

    Location: Northants

    I set atitool to maintain a certain temp on my 850, 65c, yes it can be a bit noisy when playing games with tha fan at full speed but i usually wear headphones so i can't hear it :D