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I have a new reference design HD 5970 in my system, but the fan speed defaults to 92% so I have to use speedfan to throttle it down, but If folding at home will use the gpu, it will get too hot, because it's not using thermals to control the fan, I have to manually do it myself. It doesn't use my gpu unless I tell it to does it?
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I have a new reference design HD 5970 in my system, but the fan speed defaults to 92% so I have to use speedfan to throttle it down, but If folding at home will use the gpu, it will get too hot, because it's not using thermals to control the fan, I have to manually do it myself. It doesn't use my gpu unless I tell it to does it?



What client are you running?

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FAHClient

Got it off the Stanford site. It's not the little toolbar one, the large windowed one that places a 100% load on your CPU
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Im trying to follow what your asking...
Are you trying to figure out if its using your GPU while it is folding with your CPU?

If you only have smp set you should not have any activity on your GPU.

So you are using the v7 client. If you go into expert mode. Select configure, the select the cores tab. you should see at least SMP. If you see SMP and GPU you are folding on both.

But you seem to have an underlying problem with your GPU. Even at full fold you should not be pegging the fan in that thing and still running that hot. even at 60% fan you should only be hitting, at most, 75c. You may want to run some stress tests using ATItool and see how your card works. Also if you are using a OCing program like Afterburner, you may have inadvertently changed your fan settings.

Please clarify what your trying to figure out and we may be able to help more.
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Sounds like you don't want your GPU to Fold. If that's the case, use this client instead:

http://www.overclock.net/t/682249/windows-7-setting-up-the-smp-client-v6-34

 

Much smaller and simpler to use, and cannot Fold on the GPU (whereas the client you have can).

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