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First off this is an ATI branded reference card. I am having a heck of a time getting this thing to run right.

100% fan, and it will game ALL DAY. Anything lower, and BSODs, Artifacts, and Lock-ups GALORE! Even while browsing!? I'm at a loss, the auto fan is terrible, and it will let it sit and idle at ~50-60c. Gaming, the auto profile will hit ~90c, I've had to use my fire extinguisher three times now lol. RMA is out of the question, as this was a freebie card..

Seriously, what can I do to help this damned card out? I have already replaced the TIM with AS5, that did nothing, may possibly have made it worse. I have been searching for ever for a cooling solution, and other than water, nothing exists any longer it seems. I know someone out there has an idea..

I'm thinking, flash the bios's with custom fan profiles that will speed the fan up when it gets hot lol, why didn't ATI think of that? However, I have no idea where to start?

...please help...
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Don't use as5 on a gpu. There are better performing pastes that dont have to cure and are not capacitive now.

If you can remove the fan shroud separately from the cooler, you could strap some big fans (case fans) to the heatsink. Oh, and if you have not already, get all the dust you possibly can out of the heatsink.
     
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try getting stability with lower voltage
    
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I agree with not using AS5, MX-2 at the very least and thoroughly blow any dust out of the heatsink.
    
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Turns out the paste on the gpu's is actually ASCeramique. In any case, I am going to edit the bios's with RBE, when I do the flash with Atiflash.exe the command for just the first gpu would be:

atiflash -f -p 0 bios0.bin and for the second atiflash -f -p 1 bios1.bin?

If I am flashing to only change the fan speed, I only have to flash the first bios right?
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I'm not sure, Ive never owned, let alone flashed a dual gpu card.

If you have a software fan profile you might as well continue using it rather than making a flash. Its easier to change and you will not risk bricking your card. You can customise it to run the fan at X speed when temperature is Y.
Edited by alltoasters - 10/30/11 at 1:34pm
     
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post #7 of 25
Are you sure that the cooler isn't clogged up with piled up dust?

Back in the day when I had 4870x2 I remember setting a custom fan profile for it (with ATItools maybe?), but I don't think I ever needed to go above 60% fan (it sounded terrible past that as well).

It's OK for the card to run at about 100C full load, but make sure it doesn't go past 115C, that's when it starts to shut itself down.
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remove heatsink clean old paste and dust and repaste it
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The 4870x2 is a hot card. Quite literally at that. Mine was an absolute toaster...

The only way to calm it down is wither to throw in in a loop and WC it... or get a 4870x2 Accelero Extreme. Though finding one will probably be difficult as they've been discontinued for quite a long while.

Also, try blowing out any dust that would have probably collected over time.
    
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Yeah, Ive been searching for an accelero but to no avail . Anyway, I modified the bios, I forgot how easy it was(I had 4870x2CFX for a short time, a while back.) I used RBE and set my own fan profile. Right now I have Tmin 50c, Tmax70c. So 50c is when it starts ramping up, once it hits 70c its at 100%. It gets LOUD real fast while gaming as it hits 70c VERY fast, but at least it stays around ~75-80c now, as opposed the the BSODing ~110c. I also set the Duty Cycle Min to around 37c. Right now its idling at 45c with fan at 37% and near silent.

So, I think this will do for now, until I can come up with a better solution. This is my secondary PC anyway, and only gamed on very little.

Side thought: Will a 120x1 rad setup cool an X2 efficiently?
Edited by l4n b0y - 10/30/11 at 3:33pm
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