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How to setup a fan profile?

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So I played like four hours of Serious Sam HD with my friend, and my 2nd GPU would sometimes hit like 93c, which was kinda scary. I'd like to setup a fan profile because my 1st GPU would always be like 10c cooler, so it'd be running at a lower fan speed, so obviously it won't cool the 2nd GPU as much.

TL;DR: High 2nd GPU temps, how would I go by setting up a fan profile? I have MSI AB, I just find their fan profile setup very confusing, so if someone can help me that'd be cool.

Thanks.
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So I played like four hours of Serious Sam HD with my friend, and my 2nd GPU would sometimes hit like 93c, which was kinda scary. I'd like to setup a fan profile because my 1st GPU would always be like 10c cooler, so it'd be running at a lower fan speed, so obviously it won't cool the 2nd GPU as much.

TL;DR: High 2nd GPU temps, how would I go by setting up a fan profile? I have MSI AB, I just find their fan profile setup very confusing, so if someone can help me that'd be cool.

Thanks.
I use EVGA Precision to do my fan work customized to this grid on a curve instead of a step up. You can use Afterburner just the same.

Click 'setting' set up custom 'Fan Settings' and check the 'Start with Windows Startup' and 'Start Minimized' box on the graph settings area and you'll be good to go without thinking about it again.

There are six points you set up manually on the fan grid. Also make sure on Afterburner default area you have the green button checked with option to 'Apply at Window Startup' checked as well.

I have mine set to these points on the graph. If you double click on the graph it will switch between 'step up' and 'curve'. Use the 'curve' graph.

40C-45%
50C-56%
60C-67%
70C-78%
80C-89%
90C-100%

The fan goes higher as the temps go up so by 90C your hitting 100% fan where it should be at that point. Too high and your over running your fan at lower temps in my opinion where it dosen't really have to be. You'll find your own sweet spot depending on your card as they each are a bit different depending on series and brand. Good luck and let me know if this works for you.

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Thanks, sorry I took a bit to reply, was sleeping. I just set one up, I'll test how it works later, but let me know what you think.



It'd be cool if other people could post their xfire fan profiles too, I'd really appreciate it.
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That's looks good. The AMD 5850 runs cooler than my card and I think you'll be just fine with that setup. Make sure you have the 'start up with windows' and 'start up minimized' options checked on the settings area and the front of Afterburner that green light 'Start on Windows Startup' checked. This way when you boot up your profile kicks in and out of your way in the taskbar area.

Then just monitor your temps when you do things and you can adjust accordingly. Once you find that happy medium you'll never have to look at it again.

Good luck bud, nice card and will do very nicely gaming.
     
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Thanks man, appreciate it.
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