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Hello i recently upgraded to windows 7 and have downloaded the latest ati drivers and ccc(catalyst control center).

Anyways When i enable ati overdrive to overclock my gpu which i have always done before, but this time the enable fan control box is shaded and can not enable at all. Is there any way possible to enable the fan speed? or get the box to allow me to check or uncheck?

if anyone needs i can provide picture to show the box not being able to be selected.

any information appreciated.
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have you tried going under the configuration to the fan tab and enabling fan control?
    
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if by configuration you mean under overdrive in the ccc then yes i have tried the regular way to turn it on but the check box for manual fan control is grayed out or un-able to check or uncheck.
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Download msi afterburner and go to settings, fan tab, and check enable fan control. Then you can set a fan profile. Afterburner needs to be running for the profile to work though so create startup entry
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Originally Posted by Tipless;15347729 
Download msi afterburner and go to settings, fan tab, and check enable fan control. Then you can set a fan profile. Afterburner needs to be running for the profile to work though so create startup entry

this^ is a good bit less complicated than my suggestion..which is to copy your bios,edit it with rbe....set your fan speed ramps..and reflash
 
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Originally Posted by KingAlkaiser;15346259 
Hello i recently upgraded to windows 7 and have downloaded the latest ati drivers and ccc(catalyst control center).

Anyways When i enable ati overdrive to overclock my gpu which i have always done before, but this time the enable fan control box is shaded and can not enable at all. Is there any way possible to enable the fan speed? or get the box to allow me to check or uncheck?

if anyone needs i can provide picture to show the box not being able to be selected.

any information appreciated.

No, no picture needed I understand what you mean.

I hope you didn't download and install AMD graphics driver from from Windows Update.

Remove/uninstall Catalyst package then download and install Catalyst 11.9 (select express install/remove for both instances). http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx

This should give you the option in Overdrive.
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Sometimes... its best to use the drivers from the manufacturer if available. My Sapphire 3850 runs better with the Sapphire released drivers (which i think is 9.2). But i WC, so fan control is a moot point smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Furball Zen;15353553 
Sometimes... its best to use the drivers from the manufacturer if available. My Sapphire 3850 runs better with the Sapphire released drivers (which i think is 9.2). But i WC, so fan control is a moot point smile.gif

you're using driver 9.2? holy oldness. you might want to try updating those to something at least 11.x tongue.gif
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On a 3850? Wont help me. My point was, using the ATi Catalyst crashes my card. Odd i know. ll upgrade when i get my 4890s in my new build.
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thank you guys for the information it randomly got fixed after re-install.

and yes i always get it form the amd/ati website. for some odd reasn it never activated itself it was shaded grey and not able to check not sure what caused it to happen.
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