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I got my 6950 today and unlocked it to a 6970 and the first thing I noticed is just like my 5870, the card's fan is barely used letting the GPU get quite hot. I edited my fan profile with RBE exactly the same way I did for my 5870 and after flashing the BRE edited bios file to my card the thing would no longer go into 3d clocks. I flashed back the default Asus 6970 BIOS and all is good again, but the fan is still crap. I know now that there are issues with the current version of RBE and the 6xxx series of cards, so I was wondering if there is any other program that can edit the fan settings in the bios file for me?

I really do not want to run extra programs like smart doctor or afterburner just to control my fan as it can all be done in the BIOS!

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Originally Posted by Exostenza;12626800 
I got my 6950 today and unlocked it to a 6970 and the first thing I noticed is just like my 5870, the card's fan is barely used letting the GPU get quite hot. I edited my fan profile with RBE exactly the same way I did for my 5870 and after flashing the BRE edited bios file to my card the thing would no longer go into 3d clocks. I flashed back the default Asus 6970 BIOS and all is good again, but the fan is still crap. I know now that there are issues with the current version of RBE and the 6xxx series of cards, so I was wondering if there is any other program that can edit the fan settings in the bios file for me?

I really do not want to run extra programs like smart doctor or afterburner just to control my fan as it can all be done in the BIOS!

Thanks guys and gals.

Use afterburner to create a fan profile. It's tricky to mod it in bios like you found out. AB is basically the easiest way.
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You have an i7 860 with 4GB of RAM. Your system can handle running Afterburner in the background... Use it to manually set fan curves, it's much better and you can change it on the fly. To my knowledge, RBE is the only program to allow bios adjustments of the fan curve, so if you really have to go that route use it and then flash with atiflash.
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3;12626880 
You have an i7 860 with 4GB of RAM. Your system can handle running Afterburner in the background... Use it to manually set fan curves, it's much better and you can change it on the fly. To my knowledge, RBE is the only program to allow bios adjustments of the fan curve, so if you really have to go that route use it and then flash with atiflash.

In my OP I said that I used RBE to edit and flash, but RBE is broken with 6xxx series right now and screws up the BIOS. Pleas read the full post before you respond. I appreciate the effort though.

I will look into afterburner and why not just use smartdoctor as I have an Asus card. Is there really a difference?
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SD is a pain in the arse?

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Originally Posted by Exostenza;12626933 
In my OP I said that I used RBE to edit and flash, but RBE is broken with 6xxx series right now and screws up the BIOS. Pleas read the full post before you respond. I appreciate the effort though.

I will look into afterburner and why not just use smartdoctor as I have an Asus card. Is there really a difference?

Hmmm. On the latest version of RBE, it says
Quote:
Which video cards are supported?
# HD 6850
# HD 6870
# HD 6950
# HD 6970

Even though your 6950 is unlocked, I don't see a reason why it wouldn't work because it supports both the 6970 and 6950. But anyway, my point was your computer is fast enough to run Afterburner or whatever program (rivatuner, smartdoctor) and experience no drawbacks. I like Afterburner because the UI is good in my book and it's very customizable. I do not like smartdoctor at all.
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Hmmm. On the latest version of RBE, it says


Even though your 6950 is unlocked, I don't see a reason why it wouldn't work because it supports both the 6970 and 6950. But anyway, my point was your computer is fast enough to run Afterburner or whatever program (rivatuner, smartdoctor) and experience no drawbacks. I like Afterburner because the UI is good in my book and it's very customizable. I do not like smartdoctor at all.

Yeah RBE says it has support, but lots of people are experiencing problems with it like I did. I got afterburner and it is a super simple version of rivatuner and I like that... I have it running in the background right now.

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Originally Posted by Dopamin3;12628358 
Hmmm. On the latest version of RBE, it says


Even though your 6950 is unlocked, I don't see a reason why it wouldn't work because it supports both the 6970 and 6950. But anyway, my point was your computer is fast enough to run Afterburner or whatever program (rivatuner, smartdoctor) and experience no drawbacks. I like Afterburner because the UI is good in my book and it's very customizable. I do not like smartdoctor at all.

Just to help clarify: RBE says it supports the 6xxx series cards, but it doesn't.
I have two 6870 in CFX and there is no way to edit their bioses without CCC crashing.

Either there is a protection in windows drivers from AMD that reads the bios and locks you out if they've been tempered or RBE simply does not work.
I have a thread here regarding this problem and another in TechPowerUp forums and the conclusion is similar.

Many people say that AMD is adding protection to their drivers from tempered bioses so It is really not useful to change them.
I tried with clocks, voltages and the fan curve of my Sapphire's (which sucks big time) and none of them work.

Right now, the only safe bet is afterburner, trixx or another similar program that can change the fan curve via software.

Martin.-
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How do I see my voltage with MSI Afterburner? I tried doing the unofficial overclocking thing, but the program would not show my voltage. Also I notice that every time I switch to Firefox the core spikes to full and then goes down... is this normal?
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