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Controlling my XFX XXX Zalman 8600GT Fan (VF700)

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The fan on the gpu is the loudest thing in that system. The cooler is this one (I think) but all aluminum.

I looked into rivatuner, but it's a lot different from my 3870 and other ATi cards I've owned and adjusting the fan didn't seem to do anything, there were more options that were new to me.

Any idea how to turn this sucker down? It's a really overclocked version but I don't think the fan needs to be working that hard.



Thanks in advance.
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I don't mean to insult your intelligence, but are you hitting apply after you set the fan speed in RT?
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I did some searching, and no, I'm not that dumb. The XFXs seem to be running at 100% all the time. I've tried ntune and riva tuner none will set anything. There's no difference between whatever I set.

Looks like I might have to flash the bios.
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I did some searching, and no, I'm not that dumb. The XFXs seem to be running at 100% all the time. I've tried ntune and riva tuner none will set anything. There's no difference between whatever I set.

Looks like I might have to flash the bios.
Hmm...

It looks like this inside your Riva Tuner right?

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Yup, the fan speed I set it (at 25% or at 100%) has no effect on the speed.
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Im guessing you will have to flash the bios after editing it for adjustable fan speeds.
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post #7 of 11
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Yup, the fan speed I set it (at 25% or at 100%) has no effect on the speed.
I'm not sure if you said this in the OP or not. Did you check that card on the internet to see if other people are having the same issue as you?
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I'm not sure if you said this in the OP or not. Did you check that card on the internet to see if other people are having the same issue as you?
yeah I did last night and it seems many XFXs are having this issue, many are fairly recent with the 8600s and 8800GT's. Think I should probably contact XFX first or just flash it? (What tool do you use to flash, I think for nvidia, I can use the nvidia bios editor (NiBiTor?))

I would hate to RMA it, have to pay for shipping there, and wait to get another card....unless they are willing to upgrade it for free to a GTS or 8800 series something? lol..
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yeah I did last night and it seems many XFXs are having this issue, many are fairly recent with the 8600s and 8800GT's. Think I should probably contact XFX first or just flash it? (What tool do you use to flash, I think for nvidia, I can use the nvidia bios editor (NiBiTor?))

I would hate to RMA it, have to pay for shipping there, and wait to get another card....unless they are willing to upgrade it for free to a GTS or 8800 series something? lol..
I would try calling XFX first. Ask them if there is anyway you can change the fan speed on your card. That is really weird why the fan speed isn't changing with Riva Tuner.

When you changed the fan speed from 100% to 25%, did you check to see how many RPMs it's running at with each one?
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It doesn't show RPMs anywhere? Where should I be looking?
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