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Windows 7: fan speed control for ati card

19 Aug 2009   #1
xcluded

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 
fan speed control for ati card

hi , in a few days time i will getting an ati card. it is been awhile since i used an ati card. So my question is , can i adjust the fan speed of the ati card ? Like before i can use rivatuner to set the nvidia card. So do i adjust from CCC or some other software ?

Thanks.


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19 Aug 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You can use the CCC directly.


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19 Aug 2009   #3
doakh

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You can control the fan speed as long as your card has a 4-wire PWM fan. A lot of cards do not. Check before you order.
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19 Aug 2009   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

if you are the technical tweaking type, check out ati tray tools (latest beta works fine with me)- it's infinitely better than the standard ati catalyst control center, including more fine control over the fans - for instance i have my fans set to zero (so things are nice and quiet) until a certain temp, then have the fan smoothly ramping up when things get hotter...

the software is good for lots of other features too, but i won't go into them here...
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21 Aug 2009   #5
doakh

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
if you are the technical tweaking type, check out ati tray tools (latest beta works fine with me)- it's infinitely better than the standard ati catalyst control center, including more fine control over the fans - for instance i have my fans set to zero (so things are nice and quiet) until a certain temp, then have the fan smoothly ramping up when things get hotter...

the software is good for lots of other features too, but i won't go into them here...
How did you install ATI Tray Tools. What about the driver signature issue?

Thanks
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21 Aug 2009   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you can either install driver signature enforcement overrider to allow you to run unsigned drivers,

OR i found that i didn't need to bother. safely ignore any message you get. ati tray tools installs a low level driver that is apparently needed for hardware monitoring. i found out that i can have this installed, but not running, and everything still seems to work fine with my hd4890 - i can over/under-clock, i can have on screen display of gpu temps, fan speeds etc.

so, personally i have no issues nor complications ignoring the unsigned driver - it seems to work wihtout it.

oh, and i'm using the latest beta 1.6.9.1691, again with zero problems, with my rtm x64.

a link to the beta can be found here, a forum page frequently visited by the software author.

i love this software, i really do , although it can be confusing to begin with. it's the first thing i install after my drivers - you can kiss goodbye to ccc forever!

if you need any more help with the software, just ask.
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21 Aug 2009   #7
doakh

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It installed and loaded without a problem. Looks like very nice comprehensive software.
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21 Aug 2009   #8
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
if you are the technical tweaking type, check out ati tray tools (latest beta works fine with me)- it's infinitely better than the standard ati catalyst control center, including more fine control over the fans - for instance i have my fans set to zero (so things are nice and quiet) until a certain temp, then have the fan smoothly ramping up when things get hotter...

I just installed it without problem. What values should I put in the temperature and fan speed columns to get the fine control you have? Also, what values are safe to overclock my ATI radeon HD 4350?

Thanks
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22 Aug 2009   #9
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i'm glad that people have tried and liked this software - if only amd/ati would take notice and replace ccc with something like this!

@subsonic: what i have is two (no three, but that's another story) overclocking profiles, one called 'slow', the other 'normal'.

i use 'auto overclocking' to switch between the two depending if i'm gaming or just 2d desktopping.

here are my fan settings for slow profile. as you can see, zero fan speed until 70C, then it slowly ramps up. this is my slow profile and my card is never going to get hot at this clock speed, especially as i've undervolted it too, on the previous tab.

my fan settings are more aggresive for my 'normal' gaming profile, as i know my card is going to get hot under these cirumstances. i can't tell you what settings you should use, as your card is not going to get as hot as mine, i have a different card to you, with a different fan, in a different case, with different case cooling/ventilation to you. i also have my case fans set up to spin faster at high temps which helps at the top end. so you will need to play with these settings to get your own results.

you can monitor the gpu temp and fan speeds on the screen as you play. go to tools and options >> on screen display >> flash osd >> show all the time and tick the boxes you want...

you also asked about safe values to overclock your card - i don't know i'm afraid. each card comes out of the factory different to its neighbour - one card can be clocked like a beast, the other will fall over at an increase of 5Hz. you've got to play with your card, running your meanest games (crysis is always good for this) to test for stability.

first of all - BE CAREFUL! only make small increases, and test, test, test! keep an eye on the temps, increase the fan speed with the overclocked profile, and BE CAREFUL! generally i've found the core speed can be raised much higher than the memory. use the 3d renderer in att, scanning for artifacts to test your overclock, oh and have i told you to BE CAREFUL?

there's more that you can do with att, but that's a start.


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22 Aug 2009   #10
rightspin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use Ati Tray Tools to control my fan speed and i think its great.

But i have a question about the overclocking feature. When i change core speed and memory speed, the calculate button is grey and i cant apply the new settings. I somehow managed to make a second gaming profile where i have higher settings but i seriously don't want to make new profiles for every +5 step.
Do u need CCC for overclocking? Cause i don't have it atm.
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