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Hey OC crew, I joined the red team especially since I got a great price on the 5970,

My only issue besides now there are no games to slow this thing down, is that my fan speed is stuck on 30rpm on both GPU-Z and Msi AfterBurner it shoes 30 no matter what I do, Play games or idle. This causes me great concern. Im using drivers: Cat 10.5. Please shed some light on this. Thank yOU!!!!!!!
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MSI afterburner shows the fan at idle for me, but it does follow whatever I tell it to do on the user controlled fan control(so I can hear it at 60-70% even though the chart shows 30).
    
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Is there anyway to make the fan auto so it raises the percentage depending on GPU load? This was never an issue with nvidia video cards. I would be upset to think that my fan isnt increasing especially because GPU-Z was reporting temps around 90c

Also in my MSI afterburner main screen the whole fan speed area is grayed out. I have no control of anything. Both User Define button and Auto buttons are grayed too...
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post #4 of 17
settings->fan
click enable user defined automatic fan control, and then play with the chart :]

I found that 35% fan speed up to 60 degrees is perfectly fine so that it's silent while idling, and then just jerk the curve up to about 60-70% at 85 degrees, it shouldn't go higher than that.
    
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which version do you have because I have 1.5.0 and it has no fan settings, just voltage unlocks. But nothing to do with fan in the settings menu...
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post #6 of 17
The early 5970's had no fan control no matter what, so you have to update the bios, everthing is on their website.
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Every version of afterburner has fan settings o_o
    
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Every version of afterburner has fan settings o_o
So? Doesn't matter when the original 5970 bios doesn't allow a program to change those settings.
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Make a account on xfxforce.com if you haven't yet. Then when you log in clip on download support files. Then you should see a category called (Should be under Type BIOS) BIOS. Then download both of the files.

You need to flash your card and put the new bios on it to get fan control. I had this exact same problem with my XFX 5970BE when I got it. This cleared it right up
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Will flashing the BIOSes work for the regular XFX HD5970?
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