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Sounds really odd. Why would the fan go that high on idle...
And please DO NOT open your card and change the paste, your temps seem to be ok just some really weird fan issues.

i wont to scared to i tried to do a BIOS thing ;p kinda failed

i used hp thing to make bootable dos thing then i put atiflash in the usb along with the bios i typed atiflash -p 0 nameofmybois.bin

then a error came saying SSID mis match error something FL01 i think

now do u have any advice for me ? should i take it back to the shop ? or leave the fan at 30% ? and is it normal for it to reach 70-80c while gaming both on 30% and 45% fan power
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post #12 of 48
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i wont to scared to i tried to do a BIOS thing ;p kinda failed
i used hp thing to make bootable dos thing then i put atiflash in the usb along with the bios i typed atiflash -p 0 nameofmybois.bin
then a error came saying SSID mis match error something FL01 i think
now do u have any advice for me ? should i take it back to the shop ? or leave the fan at 30% ? and is it normal for it to reach 70-80c while gaming both on 30% and 45% fan power

Well it is odd for it to reach the same temperatures on different fan speeds... what are you using to monitor the temperature? Afterburner?
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post #13 of 48
you may try getting some cooler outside air into the card to help it run cooler....maybe install another fan or reverse direction on an existing one ...whatever it takes wink.gif
that will help you win fan noise at both idle and while gaming
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post #14 of 48
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you may try getting some cooler outside air into the card to help it run cooler....maybe install another fan or reverse direction on an existing one ...whatever it takes wink.gif
that will help you win fan noise at both idle and while gaming

But his temps are apparenlty ok when in idle and gaming while running the fan at only 30%
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i reread but don't see OP's idle temps...am i missing them??

lol..i'm confused
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post #16 of 48
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yes am using after burner to monitor while gaming i'v played BF3 for an hour on 30% speed it reached 81c when i wanted to go out of the game

i'v owned a gts 450 wasnt that loud my bro got a gtx 570 it doesnt even go loud a 5670 not going loud

only this card >."<<br />

ya when i fnished gaming closed the game in a mere min or 2 temp went down to 40 on 30% speed fan
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post #17 of 48
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i reread but don't see OP's idle temps...am i missing them??
lol..i'm confused

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just went ahead played bf3 on 30% fan power went up to 71c then i alt tab put it on 45% fan speed loud as hell the temp did not go down it kept going between 71-74c temp got while gaming using afterburner thing
is that bad ?
update games on bf3 with 30% fan speed reached 77% it wouldnt go to 80
same stats with fan at 45%
is there somrthing wrong with my GPU :<<br /> oh and on idle never goes below 40
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ya when i fnished gaming closed the game in a mere min or 2 temp went down to 40 on 30% speed fan

That's pretty good. I would just create a custom fan curve in afterburner. So it idles at 30% or somethng and goes to around 45% when gaming...
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post #19 of 48
do you have the dual fan cooling or is it the reference design single fan?

and it is strange that increasing fan speed did not effect temps



"is there somrthing wrong with my GPU :<<br /> oh and on idle never goes below 40"

need better case ventilation ....sounds like it's trying to cool itself with hot air wink.gif
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post #20 of 48
poor air flow would explain why increasing fan speed did not cool any better...because the air it's trying to cool with is hot

as an experiment pop the side cover off and stick a fan blowing air into computer and see how it does
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