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HIS 5850 Fan is pretty Loud.

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January 6, 2011 6:29:04 AM

I just completed my build and I'm running Windows 7 x64 on it right now. Here's my system information:
mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-161-...(keywords)&Page=1#scrollFullInfo
hd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
& a 30gb OCZ Vertex SSD.
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After I downloaded drivers from this website, (should I grab this or MSI Afterburner...? My perceived solution after poking around for a short while.)
http://www.hisdigital.com/us/download1-521.shtml

I'm looking at and that's without me touching anything 55 is a pretty loud default fan setting... I don't want to have to go in and manually monitor temps and move the fan speed slider around.

What is the problem? And how should I solve it?

*I'm thinking drivers just suck OR bios. But I would not know.

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I have some other questions too. As I said I just built everything but I don't know how to monitor things...

What are widely used things to measure temperatures and status of hardware?
And what range of temperatures should I be watching for each of the components?

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January 6, 2011 6:54:00 AM

flashfir said:
I just completed my build and I'm running Windows 7 x64 on it right now. Here's my system information:
mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-161-...(keywords)&Page=1#scrollFullInfo
hd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
& a 30gb OCZ Vertex SSD.
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After I downloaded drivers from this website, (should I grab this or MSI Afterburner...? My perceived solution after poking around for a short while.)
http://www.hisdigital.com/us/download1-521.shtml

I'm looking at http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.dd2b1ddb1f.png and that's without me touching anything 55 is a pretty loud default fan setting... I don't want to have to go in and manually monitor temps and move the fan speed slider around.

What is the problem? And how should I solve it?

*I'm thinking drivers just suck OR bios. But I would not know.

P.S.
I have some other questions too. As I said I just built everything but I don't know how to monitor things...

What are widely used things to measure temperatures and status of hardware?
And what range of temperatures should I be watching for each of the components?

Does it feel loud to you?If not, then don't bother.
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January 6, 2011 7:08:56 AM

Yes it does... I honestly think because its on my desk next to me it's louder than what most people would consider loud.


But let's rephrase the question to how can I find better drivers (or get the ones I have to correctly or custom manage the fan speed?

I think reducing the noise is feasible because I know I can run it at 30% and it stays @ 37C. (its not audible at that speed)
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January 6, 2011 7:14:13 AM

Well if it feels loud, just lower the fan speed, and it seems that you've already achieved that. If you want better fan control, download MSI Afterburner.
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January 6, 2011 7:17:18 AM

riva tuner can manage fan speeds to suit tempratures etc - take a look there :) 
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January 6, 2011 7:25:40 AM

Even though both of these are designed for NVIDIA cards it'll still install fine on mine right?

Just add/remove programs, driversweeper, reboot, install new ones?

*Edit: MSI Afterburner gave me some sort of "Failed to initialize display driver wrapper!" error after I tried to run after a seemingly successful installation... I looked it up and I'm confused.
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January 6, 2011 7:26:59 AM

flashfir said:
Even though both of these are designed for NVIDIA cards it'll still install fine on mine right?

Just add/remove programs, driversweeper, reboot, install new ones?

No, MSI Afterburner works with 90% of the cards out there.
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January 6, 2011 7:27:57 AM

Have you installed the drivers correctly?
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January 6, 2011 8:10:25 AM

I probably haven't... Correct way to do it would be,

Uninstall through control panel's add/remove.
Then reboot into safe mode & run DriverSweeper. (which I didn't do because F8 didn't work, just found out I can use msconfig to boot into safe mode)
... (reboot into normal windows?) install msi afterburner.
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January 6, 2011 9:42:56 AM

I got the same brand and card, MSI burner worked for me Driver version 8.14.10.0798, Catalyst 10.12
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January 6, 2011 4:46:08 PM

Msi afterburner is the %$#@ man :) 
And yeah, 5850 @ 30% fan is loud on my system ... Sapphire Ref 5850

Other than that, the 30 gb ssd will be filled to fast, you should have waited to get a 60.
My 60 is almost full and there is almost nothing on it ...
2 games + Windows + Office + Visual Basic = 50gb :( 
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January 12, 2011 11:21:34 PM

Best answer selected by FlashFir.
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January 12, 2011 11:21:47 PM

Thanks rraannddoo and tamz!
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January 13, 2011 5:13:41 AM

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