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Old November 4, 2010, 04:48 PM
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Default XFX Issues Fix for HD 6850 High Idle Fan Speed

I know some of our forum members were talking about this so I reached out to XFX.

XFX issues a BIOS fix after some users reported their HD 6850 cards running at 70% idle fan speed.

We have it hosted if you need it ASAP.

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Old November 4, 2010, 05:32 PM
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rbe gave a warning about possible corruption, i dont have an xfx to play with currently but i take your word for it. indeed, looking at the duty cycle and the like they worked on it.

they could've set some more aggressive features, such as rbe's auto settings, but it looks ok.
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Old November 4, 2010, 05:40 PM
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Much appriciated, I'm going to apply it as soon as I can to the twin cards on my friends build and see how it works.

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rbe gave a warning about possible corruption, i dont have an xfx to play with
So why even mention corruption? If you don't have an XFX card, of course it will show an error due to the different power profiles, etc.
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Old November 4, 2010, 05:49 PM
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So why even mention corruption? If you don't have an XFX card, of course it will show an error due to the different power profiles, etc.

yea, i did this earlier today, the fans are quiter now, but after having the 4870s, these going at 73% sounded quiet lol.

Now it's impossible for me to notice =P.

I had to do something else to get overclocking to work though.
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So why even mention corruption? If you don't have an XFX card, of course it will show an error due to the different power profiles, etc.
sorry,i should've been more specific.
it gave me an error as in integrity error. you would not think i might've tried to flash it to another card, brother sky? :)
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sorry,i should've been more specific.
it gave me an error as in integrity error. you would not think i might've tried to flash it to another card, brother sky? :)
Considering there is a specific warning on the bottom of the news post, I would hope to hell not...
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How much time I told you that XFX were using cheaper PCB and crappy fan and cooler design...It's not surprising for me to see this news. But well let's see what they will do.
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How much time I told you that XFX were using cheaper PCB and crappy fan and cooler design...It's not surprising for me to see this news. But well let's see what they will do.
By all means, show to me where XFX has produced ANY card that has changes implemented that would reduce its life expectancy versus the rederence design.

I have never seen an XFX card without at least a 6-layer PCB and the necessary power distribution to run the GPU.
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pcb this, pcb that. you guys better link to the noobs so they get it too :)


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