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Cant RMA it, no warranty. Plus i wont RMA just for this little problem, and im not trying to fool you, there was no attitude. Though feel free to post the aformentioned "attitude"
What do you think can be done about this then? New driver? Older driver?

Seriously, if you can't RMA it then your only options are software-related here. Do you really want to begin taking it apart to see if there's something physically wrong with it?

Try different drivers. I don't know man. If I saw 100% in Afterburner but 92% in GPU-Z, then it wouldn't surprise me in the LEAST bit because again: while I am slowly increasing my card's fans from the slowest speed to 100%, the sound of the fans stops changing once I exceed about 85-90%.

Therefore, I have the same problem that you have.
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post #22 of 91
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Not quite. If i set the fan speed to 100% in AB, AB says its steady thuggin at 100%, but GPU-z reports it as a solid 92%. RPM's are 5350 in GPU-z and i dont know how to check them in AB.
In AB, the "Tachometer" shows the RPM.
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post #23 of 91
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Yes, i misread your post. GPU-z wont go past 92% fan speed, but AB says it is. They stay within 1% of eachother under 92% speed.
1. OK, do this thest:- when the card is idling, the fan speed should be low. Now, put a load to the card and the fan speed will increase. Then, compare the 2 graphs (see pic 1 below) to see if Gpu-z shows the increase up to 92% while AB shows the increase up to 100%

2. fan speed tachometer in AB:- go to Settings and Click into Monitoring and check the fan tachometer. See pic 2.


Edited by windfire - 8/16/11 at 11:17pm
post #24 of 91
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In AB, the "Tachometer" shows the RPM.
Wheres the tach? And im getting some weird fan RPM's out of GPU-z, if i set the fan to 94% in AB then back to 100% i lose 100RPM in my speed in GPU-z, even though tis at 100%, but GPU-z still reports it as being 92%. Before i was getting 5350.
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post #25 of 91
In light of the RPMs, I decided to do a little test:

I set the speed to 100% and looked at my RPM. It flip-flopped between 3360 and 3390.

So then I dropped it down to 95%. It still flip-flopped between 3360 and 3390 in the exact same way.

At 90%, there was still no change.

At 85%, there was still no change

At 84%, there was a change: it now flip-flops from 3300-3330. Plus, it was the first time my fans sounded different.


So I heard correctly: once I reach 85%, I am actually at 100%.

(I couldn't care less either)
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post #26 of 91
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I dont have a tach option on AB, i have fan speed but thats %

I think its the stupid card. I just set the fan to auto in MSI AB, after i hit apply it dropped the percent to 92 breifly before going to its usual auto setting of 40. So its the firmware, time to open up nibitir.
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post #27 of 91
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Wheres the tach? And im getting some weird fan RPM's out of GPU-z, if i set the fan to 94% in AB then back to 100% i lose 100RPM in my speed in GPU-z, even though tis at 100%, but GPU-z still reports it as being 92%. Before i was getting 5350.
You have to remember that you're using software to monitor hardware. It's not always going to be 100% accurate for every single system configuration.
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post #28 of 91
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I dont have a tach option on AB, i have fan speed but thats %
Click the Settings button.

Switch to the Monitoring tab.

In here, you can select the Tachometer monitor.
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Defenitly not a card problem, it has to be GPUZor MSI afterburner. Either way you dont buy a card so it reads 100% in GPUZ lol
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Defenitly not a card problem, it has to be GPUZor MSI afterburner. Either way you dont buy a card so it reads 100% in GPUZ lol
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