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post #1 of 12
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As new threads move so quickly, i thought i'd put this here for future reference for you 4800 owners.

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 7:49pm
 
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post #2 of 12
Thanks for the tip! I did this to mine and it dropped from 80 at idle to 43.... amazing.. i don't know why they have the fan so low, or its just a crap fan. but now under load it only goes to 53
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Just to let you know, it has been posted in the ATI section and NEWS section already =P
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Well glad he posted it here, i missed it in those spots and it makes all the difference.. ill prolly turn it down to like 45% though just to be a bit quieter
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post #5 of 12
50% I dont here the fan and temps are nice and cool but at 65% I think I am mowing the lawn... I stuck mine at 50% and I am very happy...
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post #6 of 12
I don't have any of these files/folders you are talking about.

Do I have to show hidden files, etc?

And if so...how the hell do I do that? I don't do this kind of thing often.
    
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post #7 of 12
Actually if you open my computer click the address bar and paste the following line

C:\\Users\\YOURUSERNAME\\AppData\\Local\\ATI\\ACE

Then Change "YOURUSERNAME" to what ever your user name is (ie your vista profile name) you will then be able to see the files... No need to even show hidden files... In vista if you know the path to the folder you are looking for it assumes you have the right to be there.
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Key problem though...not using vista?
    
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post #9 of 12
Sorry about that try reading a post with better instructions
http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1320351
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post #10 of 12
Sigh
This is really making me frustrated. I have none of the file directories that the guy talks about. I've used search and all that crap.

wow, I'm so close to punching my computer.
Confused as well.
    
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