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Well I tried devil's advice and went with a custom fan profile. After that as soon as the gpu hits 70, the fans go into overdrive. I did some more research on this and the thing with these cards is that they are really silent. My friend has a toxic 270x and the fans on his card spin a bit faster than mine even at idle. I think powercolor went with low speed fans to keep it quiet.
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Well I tried devil's advice and went with a custom fan profile. After that as soon as the gpu hits 70, the fans go into overdrive. I did some more research on this and the thing with these cards is that they are really silent. My friend has a toxic 270x and the fans on his card spin a bit faster than mine even at idle. I think powercolor went with low speed fans to keep it quiet.


Yeah I think power colour fans sucks. They have good cards but the cooler is below par. You could always buy a block for it smile.gif
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Well I tried devil's advice and went with a custom fan profile. After that as soon as the gpu hits 70, the fans go into overdrive. I did some more research on this and the thing with these cards is that they are really silent. My friend has a toxic 270x and the fans on his card spin a bit faster than mine even at idle. I think powercolor went with low speed fans to keep it quiet.

I don't think the fans suck at all, mine stays very cool even at full load and overclocked. The Fans on the Devils, at least on mine are not silent, they aren't crazy loud but not silent by any means. I can't speak for the rest of Powercolors cards but I can tell you the heat-sinks on these work great and if you are having issues it's either with airflow or thermal paste. What are you using for an overclockng tool?
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I don't think the fans suck at all, mine stays very cool even at full load and overclocked. The Fans on the Devils, at least on mine are not silent, they aren't crazy loud but not silent by any means. I can't speak for the rest of Powercolors cards but I can tell you the heat-sinks on these work great and if you are having issues it's either with airflow or thermal paste. What are you using for an overclockng tool?

Never tested the devils, but the turbo duo is meh. Does after burner work on yours DevilDog?
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Never tested the devils, but the turbo duo is meh. Does after burner work on yours DevilDog?

Yes it does but I switched to HIS turbo because it allows me to adjust VDDC up to 1,320mV. The Devil has a monster heat -sink with 3 fans. They are set a bit lower speed wise at the low end but will ramp up quite nicely when needed and aren't too horribly loud when they are.
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Yes it does but I switched to HIS turbo because it allows me to adjust VDDC up to 1,320mV. The Devil has a monster heat -sink with 3 fans. They are set a bit lower speed wise at the low end but will ramp up quite nicely when needed and aren't too horribly loud when they are.

Might have to try that a go. My turbo duo has hit a voltage wall. So maybe that can sort the problem. Cheers dude
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is there any news on AMD Downsampling?
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I agree devi, the fans are barely audible at idle. but they definitely need a custom profile to give the cooling performance required from a three fan cooling solution. I did moved my fans around a bit and now I have 2 fans infront for intake along with a bottom one and another infront on the card on the side panel. only 2 fans are on exhaust now; rear and top. I do have a jetflo around here somewhere, maybe I'll go with that. the trouble with the block is that they are not available where I live and it will just not be as sexy as the devil;)
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Tried the Iturbo software from HIS. Strangly enough my GPU-z registers my max VDCC at 1.4V now. Is it safe to run the graphics card at that voltage cuz it's like .100mv over the max specified by AMD itself?
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Does anyone know if they have done a waterblock for the XFX DD R9-280X yet? I don't want a generic block, i want one that fits perfectly.
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