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X850XT fan noise

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

  1. Zephyrus


    Joined: 12 Oct 2005

    Posts: 518

    Location: Scotland

    I recently bought a PowerColor X850 XT and have found it a fab card up until tonight. I installed and started playing Star Wars Battlefront 2, after playing for a couple of hours the fan started making a hell of a noise. Not a broken noise, just loud :p

    Temps on the card were around 62C while playing (42C idle). Is this card normally as noisy as this on intensive games? It's just this is the first time its been so loud or gotten quite as hot.

    It's @ stock btw.

  2. dale1uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Nov 2005

    Posts: 2,096

    Location: Newcastle

    mine did the same at stock settings, try going into ati tool and change the setpoints for the fan mine had it so that when it hits 60'c the fan would spin up 100% hoover style! just change it so that its progressive as the temps go up.
    Atm mine is set at 0-50'c 45%, 50-60'c 55%, 60-70'c 65% and so on. mine will idle at 34'c and under load will peak at about 62'c
  3. rxmac


    Joined: 15 Jun 2005

    Posts: 644

    Location: Northants

    I have a HIS 850xt clocked to pe speeds and yes the fans are quite loud under load, i too use ati tool to vary the speed of the fan but i have mine set to maintain a temp of 65c which, for the most part anyway, means it's fairly quiet till i start playing something that pushes it a bit.
  4. Aruffell


    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

    Posts: 5,669

    Location: Chatham, Kent

    Had the same card you have mate.

    Was silent as anything.

    Made a noise when the computer first booted up but silence after that :D
  5. Chaapa'ai


    Joined: 28 May 2004

    Posts: 524

    Location: The US of A

    That is why I went fanless... of course I was going for silent overall and not to play video games... I am waiting to get an xbox 360 to do that. :)
  6. Zephyrus


    Joined: 12 Oct 2005

    Posts: 518

    Location: Scotland

    I'll have a look at Ati Tool to see if i can tweak the speeds as you guys have suggested, cheers. Failing that i could stick the tower in the mini fridge under my desk, i'm sure it would look good next to the Coors ;)