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Radeon 7870 fan speed?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 18, 2013 2:51:02 PM

Hello, I just got my new computer with MSI Radeon 7870 and when i play more demanding games (Guild Wars 2, Far Cry 3, Borderlands 2..) the gpu fan speed goes to 100% (4000+ rpm). I tried to reduce the fan speed with multiple programs but it looks like the fan just ignores the settings and speeds up.

The weird thing is that if i set my fan to 40% on MSI Afterburner, the graph shows the fan spinning at 40% but it still does 4000+ rpm and is so loud i can hear it trought my headset.

I'm sure it's not overheating because the fan kicks in after about 2 minutes of gaming and by that time the card barely reaches 50C.

Any advice? Thanks

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January 19, 2013 2:03:48 PM

Are you applying the settings that you change?
January 20, 2013 8:17:57 AM

Of course am :)  I've been doing this with my previous two cards. This is the first card I'm having a trouble with.
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January 20, 2013 5:19:51 PM

Sorry, but I have seen people ask why they don't get above 60 fps when they had their framrates capped. What programs are you using?
January 20, 2013 6:33:27 PM

Np. I'm using MSI Afterburner atm, I've tried Sapphire Trixx, CCC, Gpu Tweak... Probably every fan control software. I've found some people who have the same problem and I guess that the fans just don't respond to the Afterburner under load.
January 20, 2013 11:06:24 PM

I haven't heard of this problem before. it's not always at 100% is it?
January 21, 2013 6:20:17 AM

I've removed the card, switched the pin connectors and put it back in and it looks like it's better now. The fans are now going at around 2500-3400 rpm when under load. Much better than full blast 4k+.

It still doesn't respond to the afterburner completely but I can live with the way the fans work right now.
January 21, 2013 8:21:35 PM

Glad you solved your problem. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.