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Old September 11, 2008, 04:33 PM
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Default 4800-series Fan Control Article from [H]ardocp

I gotta give the [H]ard guys some credit, the how-to they posted today on how to take control of your 4800-series cards fan works really really well.

Before the how-to - 4870X2 (Temperatures taken from the second core = the hotter one):
Idle = 55-60 Degrees
Load = 85 Degress

After the how-to - 4870X2:
Idle = 42 Degrees (Fan set manually to 30%)
Load = 55-60 Degrees (Fan set manually to 45% - Noticably louder than it was with the default fan speed but not that bad)

I must say I'm impressed, I'd recommend anyone with a 4800-series card to try the steps outlined in the [H]ard article and post back their results!

[H] Enthusiast - Take Control of Your 4800 Video Card's Fan
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Old September 11, 2008, 05:44 PM
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No offence but modding the fan profile has been around for months and now the latest RivaTuner is out. A modded BIOS is the easiest and surest way to go.
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Old September 11, 2008, 05:45 PM
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You are probably the only person here that didnt know about that
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Old September 11, 2008, 06:11 PM
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Thanks CMetaphor. I haven't gotten my 4870 yet but I appreciate your link. I've read a few posts elsewhere about editing profiles and alternately the bios method but that video gave me a nice preview of how the Control center for ATI cards look and ease of use. A Video is worth a thousand words. Thanks
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Old September 11, 2008, 06:45 PM
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Yeah it was helpful to see a step by step it reminded me to use the hotkeys. I set 3 hotkey profiles which works nice but I still want something a little smarter. Has anyone tried a bios mod or Rivatuner....... I dont think there was any need for smack talk this is a handy link to an helpful how to. Well done

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