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Is that normal? I find that if I keep the fan at 40% I barely go over 70C under load, but its really loud.
    
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Usual speed on my 5770. I know different generation but still the same.
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Pretty much most gpu's will keep their fan speeds in that range so that when the do start getting up in temps the fan has some room to go higher.I am a Nvidia guy but have noticed it goes on both sides of this fence.Not a problem unless your getting pretty high temps.Then it's time for a custom fan profile.
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Reference card blowers can be loud unfortunately. It is just the inherit design of the blower fan.
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Yeah that is normal and that is NOT that loud. Turn it to 75% and tell me >.>
 
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What I recently noticed was that my hd4890 had the same cooler block the new hd6870's have. The noise was similar, too. I think the heatpipes are blocking the airflow causing turbulent noise.
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What I recently noticed was that my hd4890 had the same cooler block the new hd6870's have. The noise was similar, too. I think the heatpipes are blocking the airflow causing turbulent noise.
Probably, that makes sense. But I have also just noticed that centrifugal blowers are made to blow air, not be quiet. They don't slice through the air like a case fan. They hit it with flatter blades which is loud because it's totally rocking at its job.
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post #8 of 18
Max it to 100% and record it... lol...

My 5770 is really nice for temps, and for fan speed. It gets "a little louder" with it rampped up a bit, but it's still very nice. Then again, my case tends to silence it for the most part...

Sig rig is kinda unique on its own...
    
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post #9 of 18
Cooling potential if you don't mind a jet engine tho in reference models is far far far higher.

All the non-reference designs win in Audibility/Load Temp, but you 100% fan the Non-refs and you still get like 80C + temps, and you'd be in the 60C's on a Reference.
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I put it to 100% my cat ran out of the house lol!!!!
    
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