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Everytime I start up a program that uses the video card like StarCraft 2, the fan gets so fast and loud that I think it goes to max speed.

I'm wondering if I installed it wrong. I had an Nvidia card before and uninstalled everything and even booted into windows 8 with my on board graphics. Then I installed the AMD card connecting it to the first PCIex16 slot and sticking one 8 pin and one 6 pin connecter in. Then I booted into Windows and installed the latest version of Catalyst from AMD (12.10). I had previously had Afterburner installed and I exited it to make sure that it wasn't interfering, yet the problem still persists.

I noticed that there are two copper PCI-like connectors at the front of the card. I don't know what they are for.

Any clues as to what's going on?
post #2 of 14
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bump? I tried leaving it on for like 3 minutes and it still went nuts.
post #3 of 14
Reference blowers on the 7970 aren't quiet... hard to say if yours is being abnormally loud without hearing it.

the pronge at the front, assuming I am understanding you right...are for crossfire bridges
 
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When I bootup the machine, it is audible. However, this thing sounds like a jet engine and I hear slight coil whine before it begins. Guess I have to take it back to the store?
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When I bootup the machine, it is audible. However, this thing sounds like a jet engine and I hear slight coil whine before it begins. Guess I have to take it back to the store?

Have you tried using MSI Afterburner to set a custom fan profile? That works wonders with my 670s.

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If you don't like it, I suppose return it. Or get an aftermarket cooler for it.

Or take it off, replace the thermalpaste and see if that helps a bit. Or setup a new fan profile for it.
 
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Yeah its going back to NCIX tomorrow. The sound is so loud I feel like the graphics card is going to break.
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Didn't you get it for ridiculously cheap? Why not just buy a cooler for it?
 
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Yeah, its probably defective. NCIX has a 30 day warranty so I'm just gonna go in and exchange it for another one.
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What are the fan levels at when it "sounds like a jet"?
 
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