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My XFX reference 5870 starts to get this annoying fan noise when start up running at around 30%.

The most annoying part is, it will go away within 5 mins or so and be quiet for the rest of the day until I shut down for the day and it came back the next day.

It feels like the fan needs to "warm up" to be running without the noise now.

What is causing the problem, bad fan? dust? (doubt it, it's quite new)
Should I RMA it?
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http://www.overclock.net/ati/670019-...an-solved.html

set fan speed to 100% and leave it for 2 minutes or up to 5
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Tried that with custom fan profile playing games for hours running at 100%.
No go.

The thing is, it will go away even running at low speed, just for that 5~10 mins, it's louder than my UK 3000.
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I just saw that he RMA'd it, I guess since I haven't found solutions yet; you should too I guess :/
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I've done pretty extensive tests on those particular cards (it's what I do for a living)....they tend to have bad fan every now and then. There's no way to fix besides just dealing with it.

I would 100% agree that you should RMA it since it's in warranty. I know it's not what you want to hear but I hope it atleast helps your decision making process.
    
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I had the same issue and then I talked to tech support at XFX. This is what I wrote to them and this is what they wrote back to me.

From a cold boot the 5850 fan ravs up to a high speed on occasion and then it goes back to a normal fan speed. And sometimes it doesn't it. Do you understand what I`m stating? I was wondering why it only happens once in awhile. I don`t run my PC 24/7! Thanks for your help!

"HI, when you first start the system, the fan will spin at full speed when the system starts up. That happens on every system out there. If it eventually goes back to stock speeds, then I really wouldn`t worry about it. It may be the time when the motherboard initializes the video card. If the BIOS of the card isn`t running, then the fan won`t have anything to control its fan. Thanks, Brian."

This is only a minor thing for me. I don't even let it bother me. If your fan is raving up for more then 5 minutes and not going back to normal fan speed I'd would RMA it. Just thought I share my experience with you. Hope all works out for you.
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Should hear a 470 on boot up if you're board doesn't control the speed right away lol. Thankfully my EVGA board does.
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Go to ATI Overdrive in CCC. Then uncheck manual fan control and Overdrive.
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Go to ATI Overdrive in CCC. Then uncheck manual fan control and Overdrive.
As for me I have my ATI Overdrive checked. The manual fan control is unchecked.
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I don't even have CCC installed. I use MSI AB to control the fans, but I did not set it to start with the windows.
So the noisy fan is really it's pre-set operation when it starts up with only the driver and no CCC and AB in effect.

I will give it a couple days and if it still stay the way it is or gets worse, I will RMA and hope it won't take a month for them to fix it.
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