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Should please a number of ppl.

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AMD's Radeon HD 4000 series graphics cards are impressive on most fronts, but, they're a touch hotter than most users would like - particularly the single-slot Radeon HD 4850.

The heat-factor isn't helped by AMD's lacklustre automatic fan control. Up until now, users have been unable to manually control the speed of their fans.
In Catalyst Control Centre, make sure clock and memory settings are correct and turn on Overdrive

Create a Catalyst Control Centre profile called "fanspeed"

Navigate to C:\\Users\\UserName\\AppData\\Local\\ATI\\ACE\\ and you'll find an XML file titled "fanspeed", open the file in Notepad or your preferred editor. The file should resemble the following:

<Feature name="FanSpeedAlgorithm_0">
<Property name="FanSpeedAlgorithm" value="Manual" />
</Feature>
<Feature name="FanSpeedRPMTarget_0">
<Property name="Want" value="0" />
</Feature>
<Feature name="FanSpeedPercentTarget_0">
<Property name="Want" value="65" />

As shown above, change the "FanSpeedAlgorithm" value to Manual and the "FanSpeedPercentTarget" value to 65 (or your preferred fan speed in percentage)

Save the file and reload the "fanspeed" profile in Catalyst Control Centre.
Edited by Mhill2029 - 6/30/08 at 7:42pm
 
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Good news!

~Gooda~
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Ill keep this in mind +rep
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I just put it at 90 and it dropped my idle temp from around 53 to 38 and its still falling. This makes the card loud as hell but it was nice to see some low temps. I think im gonna keep it around 45~50 for non gaming cause it would be too loud otherwise. I never heard the fan up this high ever when it was on automatic. rep+
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This is originally from the Guru forum and reposted over at the HardOCP forum. Unfortunately, the added data to make it work in XP has not been successful for me.

I've located the ACE directory and there are no files in it. This is after activating overdrive and creating an active profile.

I'm a bit stumped.
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i took mine out cause its so hot out, and i have no AC, just put my old hd2600 back in. i might put it back though if i get some extra memory heatsinks for my a ACCELS1 Rev 2, since i used the originals on the HD2600.
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i have no AC
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This is originally from the Guru forum and reposted over at the HardOCP forum. Unfortunately, the added data to make it work in XP has not been successful for me.

I've located the ACE directory and there are no files in it. This is after activating overdrive and creating an active profile.

I'm a bit stumped.
Try start -> run -> %AppData%\\ATI\\ACE\\

If that doesn't work, go up one directory, go into Local Settings (hidden directory) then into Application Data.
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
This is originally from the Guru forum and reposted over at the HardOCP forum. Unfortunately, the added data to make it work in XP has not been successful for me.

I've located the ACE directory and there are no files in it. This is after activating overdrive and creating an active profile.

I'm a bit stumped.
Might be hidden, enable hidden folders
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i just jumped ship and hopped on the 4870 bandwagon. This will come in handy +rep
   
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