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GPU fan too loud during games... can't control it?

post #1 of 9
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My 5770 (an old card, I know) sounds like a fricken plane engine whenever I'm in a GPU-intensive game. I've set the fan speed at 35% through the Catalyst software, which makes my computer nice and quiet during normal computing (browsing the web or watching a movie). However, it seems like whenever I boot up a game it'll crank up the GPU fan to 4000+ rpm which makes it nearly unbearable. For some reason it seems to bypass/ignore my fan speed setting whenever the temp kicks up. I'd like to keep the fan at 40~50% at the most during games but it automatically goes to like 80%+ and I have no idea how to control it.
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You can use MSI Afterburner, with this program you can preset fan speeds and make custom profiles for free! Just be sure to do your research before applying custom profiles if not done correctly it can damage your GPU. (Very easy to use though) hope that helps!
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On both Catalyst and Afterburner I have my fan speed set at 35%, but the fan speed will still kick up to 100% whenever I'm in a game.
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what are the temps when it kicks in? Perhaps it is some sort of unsafe-temperature avoidance thing which just bypasses fan settings if the temps are going above 85c or something
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Surprisingly high...100c~110c. I recently blew out my computer so there is no dust and air circulation seems to be pretty good so not sure what the issue is...
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post #6 of 9
I would recommend removing the cooler and cleaning out the old thermal paste and re-applying...Could be that the old thermal paste is dried up.. Anything above 80-85C + is no good....
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Yeeeeaaaaaahhhhh, 110C is pretty hot. I would do as Outlaw mentioned, and remove the heatsink, clean all the dust and junk out, then reseat it with a good compound.

What kind of airflow do you have in your case?
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110c is plain unsafe. Repaste or get an aftermarket heatsink asap
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+100
Definitely time to get that heatsink off and re-apply it + some new paste.

Another thing to see is if those temperature readings are actually correct.
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