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Some issues with my radeon 4890 card...

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April 16, 2009 2:03:04 AM

i got the my new xfx 4890 card..

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

i just installed it...today.

when i turned it on.

it REALLY REALLY loud.. for about 5 second.

then it quiet down afterwards...


i goto speed fan . and when i had the geforce 6800s. it show the GPU temp.

now all i have is cpu, hd and TEMP1 temp2 temp3.

i donno which is the gpu tmep..

is there any diagonstic tool for me to see if there is anything wrong with this thing

o yea.. here are my setup


gigabyte ma790-ud4p
phenom II x4 940
4g Ram
1tb black cavier
dvd burner

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April 16, 2009 2:52:43 AM

It is normal for the fans to run at max as soon as you turn the computer on and then before or as you get into windows they slow down.
April 16, 2009 3:13:29 AM

yup unless youhave some fan control like asus's qfan that does fan control start out of bios ionno what the gigabyte equliv is
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April 16, 2009 3:21:14 AM

the gigabyte does have it.. called easy saver. but for some reason. it kept tellin me that the current bios version doesnt support it. but i upgraded to the latest bios...
a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2009 4:53:46 AM

When the GPU fan is at 100% (which some do at startup) they are very loud.

GPU-Z will give you fan speed and GPU temperature(s).

In Catalyst Control Center there is an option for fan control (you have to go into the OC section and unlock the card).

You can also try Hardware Monitor for full system temps, or PC Wizard for even more info.
a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2009 4:56:17 AM

Also, I have a very similar system if you are having any other issues.
April 16, 2009 2:19:21 PM

hmm just ran gpu-z... my gpu is runnin @ ~60 idle...
is that normal? seems a bit hot...
April 16, 2009 2:45:39 PM

yeah it is for this card turn ur fan speed up to 35%-40% and it will soon drop in temp
a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2009 3:14:24 PM

My 4850 idled at 60-70C stock! With the fan at 50% or so, it is now down around 40C. I think these cards were designed for high heat, but I don't feel comfortable with that high of temps.
April 16, 2009 5:06:22 PM

viper200 said:
yeah it is for this card turn ur fan speed up to 35%-40% and it will soon drop in temp

uh.. how do i change the fanspeed?
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2009 5:20:22 PM

go into catalyst control panel
April 16, 2009 5:40:04 PM

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In the overdrive part of the Catalyst control centre, best thing to do is to creat profiles with gaming and desktop settings.

Oh and coming from 6800's, this must be one hell of an upgrade!!!!


lol.

the 6800 wasnt even mine.
when i bought the parts for this computer, the 4890 was comin out in 2 weeks.
so i was told that there will be a price drop on 4870.... but there wasnt... much anyways.

the mobo i have doesnt have a intergrated gfx card. without a card i cant display anything. and i burrowed the 6800gs from my freind. waitin for that price drop.


couple days ago. Tigerdirect had a price error for 4890. @ 209 After Mir($20) CND.... LOL

the price for 4870 in canada is around 260 and 4890 is 350.. so i lucked out with one of the csr. and got the 4890 for 229.

XD it even came with tom clancy HAWX.

couldnt be happier
a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2009 5:45:55 PM

Glad you got it all worked out. That is an awesome card (and even awesomer price!)
April 16, 2009 6:01:57 PM

damnit.. i just tried to change the fan speed.. it didnt work. its still @ 25 %
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2009 6:18:33 PM

"couple days ago. Tigerdirect had a price error for 4890. @ 209 After Mir($20) CND.... LOL "

no.. the price error made it 229 after MIR... there's no way you got it for 209 after MIR :o 

are you SURE?

also, i thought tigerdirect doesn't honour price errors
April 16, 2009 6:50:19 PM

Go get GPUZ or go into the Catalyst control center and it'll tell you.
April 16, 2009 10:45:04 PM

i tried to change it in the catalyst control centre...
but it didnt work. i changed it to 50%..100%, 20% and it stayed at 24-25...




Quote:
"couple days ago. Tigerdirect had a price error for 4890. @ 209 After Mir($20) CND.... LOL "

no.. the price error made it 229 after MIR... there's no way you got it for 209 after MIR :o 

are you SURE?

also, i thought tigerdirect doesn't honour price errors



they dont.

it states on thier website.

thats why i lucked out.


April 16, 2009 10:59:02 PM

replicat0r said:
i tried to change it in the catalyst control centre...
but it didnt work. i changed it to 50%..100%, 20% and it stayed at 24-25...







they dont.

it states on thier website.

thats why i lucked out.


http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/2376/hehesra.jpg

LOL they sent you a dud, the tricky bastards.
a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2009 11:26:40 PM

Really, so you unlocked the card, set it to 50%, hit apply and it did nothing?!? I guess XFX isn't fully behind ATI after all. What does it do at load? I thought they improved the auto setting some that it would speed up some as it got hot. Maybe that is sufficient.
April 17, 2009 12:27:48 AM

EXT64 said:
Really, so you unlocked the card, set it to 50%, hit apply and it did nothing?!? I guess XFX isn't fully behind ATI after all. What does it do at load? I thought they improved the auto setting some that it would speed up some as it got hot. Maybe that is sufficient.

XFX will stand behind any of their product. If it truly is not functioning properly hen they will replace the card. Give them a call and they can walk you through a few trouble shooting steps. I personally think it is user error. Probably did not hit apply after changing the fan speeds, but if I am wrong give them a call.
April 17, 2009 2:05:04 AM

after a bit of googling.. i found out i gotta enable overdrive 1st.. then enable fan control...

*** this thing is loud @ 60%...
April 17, 2009 2:06:13 AM

lol yeah and even worse at 100
a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2009 4:25:51 AM

Chef I was just joking. I know XFX is a good brand.

Yeah, 100% fan speed is what it runs at when you first turn it on and is really loud. I never use (nor need) more than 50-60%.
April 17, 2009 6:22:35 AM

I like that it runs the fan at 100% for a few seconds at start up. It helps to blast the dust out of the heatsink fins!
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