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HD3870 - fan noise!

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Hi

I'm beginning to get very annoyed with this card. I can't seem to get the fan to be near silent when not in 3D mode (for example during desktop usage).

With Nvidia cards, the fan only kicks in when starting a 3D app, but in desktop use, it remains quiet, despite the slider set at 29-30.

With the 3870, the fan kicks in every 5 minutes or so, then quietens down after a couple of minutes.

Could some advice be given as to how to tame the fan please?

Thanks
post #2 of 4
Can't you reduce the fan speed in Catalyst?

If not, the only way to get quieter fans would be to replace the stock fans with an aftermarket cooler.

As a last resort, there is always water cooling.
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Set it at %60 fan speed in C.C.
    
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Set it at %60 fan speed in C.C.
this..or else use Rivatuner to set fan speed, them ole 3870 can make a racket. i had them i crossfire
    
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