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Old January 6, 2009, 03:04 PM
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Oh, I notice alot of people are flashing to an ASUS 4870 bios, as that one comes with an adjuster
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Old January 7, 2009, 05:40 AM
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RBE is Radeon Bios Editor. Here is the link to RBE: techPowerUp! :: Download TechPowerUp Radeon Bios Editor v1.18
This thread is probably of use: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=200339 It should explain how to flash the two BIOSes of the X2)
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Old January 7, 2009, 12:57 PM
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I'm sure you already know of this but I have to mention it...the newer drivers have the fan speed control so you can manually change it. Is that too manual of a way in comparison to what you're trying to get? Notice you're looking for a more automatic way.
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Old January 7, 2009, 02:14 PM
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The ASUS bios has an automatic function, along with Manual fan speed, and another section for fan speed based on temp.
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Old January 7, 2009, 03:16 PM
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I'm using the latest RivaTuner with my 4870x2 and it's working flawlessly for me.

Fan is at 26%, idle, temp around 48-50 celsius, and on heavy load, fan rarely goes over 34-35%, and never over 58-60 celsius.

Who said those 4870x2 were hot and noisy?
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Old January 8, 2009, 05:22 AM
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holy smokes Levesque. Aren't those temps kinda high? and those fans kinda low?

I don't know much about gpu temps, or actually temps in general, but i would have thought a 30-40 idle temp would be better all around.

I don't notice a difference in noise from 20% to 50%, why'd ya set yours so low? Does it save power?
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Old January 8, 2009, 12:15 PM
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That's about the same fan speed and temps I currently run for my 4870x2 too. No prob running those temps for a GPU. I could crank up the fan speed higher, but since I never really go over 65C on load with the fan, I don't see the point.

I am putting this under water as soon as I get the chance. I've got the parts, I'm just taking my time. It isn't noisy, but it isn't quiet!
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Old January 8, 2009, 12:21 PM
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holy smokes Levesque. Aren't those temps kinda high? and those fans kinda low?

I don't know much about gpu temps, or actually temps in general, but i would have thought a 30-40 idle temp would be better all around.

I don't notice a difference in noise from 20% to 50%, why'd ya set yours so low? Does it save power?
The R770 GPU's are designed to idle at temps of 60C-80C, and load at 90C-110C. It sounds hot and bad, but the chips can take it .

Thats not to say of course, that you shouldn't keep temps down, as it will extend their lives, but 50C idle, and 60C load really is nothing for the chips.
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Old January 8, 2009, 04:50 PM
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thats great news! was idling at 40c with 40%fan. I think I'll decrease the fan to the same settings as the 4870x2 guys

also: anyone get that lame User Account Control pop up everytime you start vista, cuz of riva tuner trying to load up.

I read that aside from 3rd party programs, there really is no way for vista to allow user selected programs to bypass the freakin thing without disabling UAC all together.
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Old January 16, 2009, 09:20 AM
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Yeah I would get that prompt everytime too.

UAC is the only thing I hate about Vista. Luckily, you can turn it off. My version of NOD32 has a similar functionality that actually works. I'd recommend going that route and disabling UAC.
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