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Old March 6, 2013, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by IRQ Conflict View Post
That fan speed issue sounds odd. They are the same card? It is possible that the previous owner installed a modded BIOS. Check (if they are the same card) that the BIOS's for both are the same. Yeah Radeon Pro hasn't seen an update since Moses.

Edit: My bad, I see that the other is a Gigabyte card. But do look into the BIOS version (CCC>Information>Hardware) of the XFX. Maybe do a search on the issue for that particular card.

Edit: Here is one. Not sure if it pertains, I don't have the time to look right now.

Edit#2: Ooooo Looky! (I lied, I'm an addict heh)
Sorry you spent time looking that up, I appreciate it but I knew about that one already. That is for the base model xfx 6850 and idle fan was at 70% on that card . I used to have this card all by itself, afterburner worked perfectly. Just when I put it in crossfire as card 2. I am 99% sure it has to do with ULPS (ultra low power state). Afterburner works fine for about 2-3 seconds then when ULPS turns off the 2nd card to conserve power it kicks back to "stock" fan profile, which is 40% speed. It just annoying because 30% is silent, 40% is actually quite loud. My PC is otherwise silent and it's near where I sit while watching TV etc so it's annoying that it does this.

I can disable ULPS with Regedit, but I am wondering if that's where this "99%" of gpu2 glitch comes from?

I shouldn't have to do this haha. I wish there was a way to flash a fan profile onto the card itself.
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