Topic Title: Fan Speed won't go below 50% in newer Catalyst Drivers
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 01/06/2013 06:58 AM
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newjoedl
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Hi all,


This little problem is bothering me quite a bit. Since somewhere in 2010 (if I'm not mistaken), the Catalyst Drivers won't allow you to set fan speed manually below 50% in the Catalyst Control Center (AMD Overdrive). Before, I ran my Gainward Radeon HD4850 with a fan speed setting of 42%, wich was just perfect (quiet) and never presented any overheating problems.

That was exactly the reason I kept that legacy driver even when switching to Windows 7. Finally I had to update it, because some games (eg. The Whispered World) would not run with the old driver.

I even tried external control software as MSI Afterburner and SpeedFan - they both work fine, but fan speed still won't go below 50%. So this is clearly "hard"-implemented into the newer driver generation.

 

I'm just wondering why there isn't something as an "expert" setting. Are all users just considered dumb by AMD? I don't need 50% fan speed while surfing the net or working...

 

Has anyone experienced the same issue?

 01/06/2013 12:30 PM
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...and you are using manual control in Overdrive?



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 01/06/2013 04:51 PM
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Sure. Controlling fan speed via external tools as MSI Afterburner even automatically activates or deactivates manual control in Overdrive.

The problem is, you just can't go below 50% in the newer driver generation even with manual control or external tools.

 01/11/2013 04:57 PM
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Nobody?

 01/11/2013 05:18 PM
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Originally posted by: newjoedl Nobody?

 

Six minutes... Impressive.

 

Anyway, you didn't answer his question. Are you using your own tools, or are you going through Overdrive provided through Catalyst?

 01/11/2013 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by: LHoT10820
Originally posted by: newjoedl Nobody?

 

Six minutes... Impressive.

 

Anyway, you didn't answer his question. Are you using your own tools, or are you going through Overdrive provided through Catalyst?

You mean 6 days and 6 minutes?? LOL

@ OP:

8% difference is that much of an issue?  Well ok, have you tried creating a profile in CCC and then editing the XML for a lower fan speed?  I'm not sure if it is in there but it may be worth a shot.  Outside of that you could switch to water cooling it or putting an aftermarket air cooler on there that has a quieter fan possibly?

Final and most drastic option that you could always attempt would be trying to flash the graphic card's BIOS if you want to take it that extreme but you risk the chance of bricking your card.



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 01/11/2013 05:25 PM
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Originally posted by: Canis-X
Originally posted by: LHoT10820
Originally posted by: newjoedl Nobody?

 

 

 

Six minutes... Impressive.

 

 

 

Anyway, you didn't answer his question. Are you using your own tools, or are you going through Overdrive provided through Catalyst?

 

 

You mean 6 days and 6 minutes?? LOL

 

Oh man, I didn't even see that. Ha ha ha, good catch!

 01/11/2013 06:53 PM
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It should go below 50% using the automatic setting. Mine is at 22% currently. There's no reason to control something just because you can. The automatic setting is the best. Most silent while idle, and no fear of overheating. I just can't understand while people touch this setting.



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 01/12/2013 10:42 AM
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Hey guys, thanks for helping!

@Eydee: Hm, strange, because using the automatic setting, fan speed never goes below 50% here, even in idle mode. Temp is 39 degree Celsius atm. And the fan is not really silent, although this is very subjective.

@Canis-X: Thanks for the profiles-tip, however, is it possible that in the newest version of CCC, you can't make profiles? I couldn't find it. (Version 12.6)

@LHoT10820: Yes, 6 days, not minues...

 01/12/2013 10:44 AM
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Originally posted by: newjoedl Hey guys, thanks for helping!

@Eydee: Hm, strange, because using the automatic setting, fan speed never goes below 50% here, even in idle mode. Temp is 39 degree Celsius atm. And the fan is not really silent, although this is very subjective.

@Canis-X: Thanks for the profiles-tip, however, is it possible that in the newest version of CCC, you can't make profiles? I couldn't find it. (Version 12.6)

@LHoT10820: Yes, 6 days, not minues...

It's not 'profiles'...it's 'presets'.



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 01/21/2013 08:32 AM
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Hey stumped

 

Thanks for the hint. Although im not sure if the new "preset" function is the same as the elder "profiles". The Xml-file of my newly made preset contains only:

 

<Profile>
  <Caste name="Graphics">
    <Groups />
    <Adapter name="PCI_VEN_1002&DEV_9442&SUBSYS_080110B0&REV_00_4&2D68EC9A&0&0008A" />
    <Adapter name="PCI_VEN_1002&DEV_9442&SUBSYS_080110B0&REV_00_4&2D68EC9A&0&0008&02A" />
  </Caste>
  <Caste name="Platform">
    <Groups />
    <Adapter name="PlatformAdapterUDID" />
  </Caste>
</Profile>

 

No possibilty to change fan speed...?

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