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Odd thing about my 6970.
I set the fan profiles very low (e.g. low fan speeds until it about 60-70C) using the Sapphire utility.
While playing, I randomly get a surge in the fan for maybe 10-15 seconds, as if it is running at 70% or so (e.g. loud and noticeable).
The strange thing is that isn't happening at times during the game when a lot is going on so it isn't as if it should be particularly taxing on the graphics card.

Any ideas as to why this may be happening and what I should check?

Thanks
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Hm.. Did you look for a new BIOS for your card? I have an XFX 5870 with a fan that stayed at 55% and higher untill I updated the BIOS.
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Hm.. Did you look for a new BIOS for your card? I have an XFX 5870 with a fan that stayed at 55% and higher untill I updated the BIOS.
I don't think that is the problem.
I can set the fan at say 20% and it will stay there.
However in the middle of playing it will surge to a level that it is very noticable and then it goes back down.

I can't imagine that the GPU got that hot and was able to cool down so quickly - it is almost as if the fan control program went back to default settings for a little bit.
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