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ATI® Radeon™ HD 5750 noisy?

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April 19, 2010 1:15:16 AM

Hi,
Someone, who supposedly an expert on the subject, told me that this about the ATI 5750:
"For your intended use, the HD 5770 would not provide a better picture/text quality. However, that being said, due to the shroud design of the HD 5750 it is rather loud in normal operation. I recommend going with the HD 5770 (or pretty much any other card) instead, since it is quieter."
Can anyone confirm this, or totally disagree with this guy?

Thank you!

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April 19, 2010 1:24:04 AM

I disagree. HD5750 is no louder than any other card in its performance group, inclusive of its big brother HD5770. (Apart from fan less cards of course)
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April 19, 2010 2:57:16 AM

I doubt it is loud. Perhaps the person was listening to a defective one? In my experience with low power cards, even the ones with mediocre cooler designs are fairly quiet just because the amount of heat they need to dissipate is so small.
April 19, 2010 2:59:23 AM

EXT64 said:
I doubt it is loud. Perhaps the person was listening to a defective one? In my experience with low power cards, even the ones with mediocre cooler designs are fairly quiet just because the amount of heat they need to dissipate is so small.


exactly this.

my 5870 is damn near inaudible, so if a 5750 (massively less powerful) is loud, something is wrong.
April 19, 2010 5:00:36 AM

Don't the 5750 and 5770 use the same cooler? I've never really looked at the cards so I could be wrong, but I thought they all looked the same. If anything, the cooler running 5750 should be quieter then the 5770.

What is the use? If your not gaming, you don't need the 5750. If you are gaming, you probably want something bigger.
April 19, 2010 5:07:25 AM

4745454b said:
Don't the 5750 and 5770 use the same cooler? I've never really looked at the cards so I could be wrong, but I thought they all looked the same. If anything, the cooler running 5750 should be quieter then the 5770.

What is the use? If your not gaming, you don't need the 5750. If you are gaming, you probably want something bigger.


the 5770 looks like a smaller version of the 5870, but the 5750 has a small exposed fan. but yes, its a smaller and slower moving fan. it should be quieter.
April 19, 2010 6:12:10 AM

welshmousepk said:
the 5770 looks like a smaller version of the 5870, but the 5750 has a small exposed fan. but yes, its a smaller and slower moving fan. it should be quieter.


Some are, but amd released a new cooler that has same the shroud as the 5750 but with a different heatsink beneath. And thats not counting all the aftermarket coolers added by the card makers.

5770 with a cooler that looks like the 5870's: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5770 with a cooler that has the same shroud as 5750: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Anyway as the op asked, any 5770 with the stock cooler will be pretty quiet but so will the 5750 by the reasons mentioned above. Get a 5770 if you think you need the performance, but not for a quiet cooler - the 5750 is quiet already.
April 19, 2010 6:17:42 AM

i was referring to the reference designs.
April 19, 2010 7:55:30 AM

ah, my bad. i had assumed the newer cooler was a non-standard design some partners were using. didn't realize it was a new revision.

the original point still stands though. the 5750 should be quieter than any of its more powerful brethren.
April 19, 2010 5:32:38 PM

The 5750 and the 5770 both use fans that will be realitily quiet. I prefer the shrouded fans as they provide slighly different airflow but both cards should be effective and quiet.
April 20, 2010 3:24:57 AM

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Maybe that's because you haven't turned it up from it's low stock setting. My 5850 at 60% is louder than my entire array of 120mm case fans all set to high. At 100% it's like standing next to a window unit A/C.


thats right, but why on earth would i want to make it louder? :pt1cable: 

its dead quiet and never goes above 65 degrees.
April 21, 2010 6:53:00 AM

Just installed a 5770 today. It's loud alright. It sounds like my workstation is taxiing whilst awaiting takeoff clearance. I don't know if it will quiet down when I finally get frakking Catalyst frakking Control frakking Center to frakking install properly. It could be running at a maximum speed? I don't yet know if it has speed control but it's running loud and the damn card isn't even being used yet. My system does not even recognize that the card is there. Frak.



April 21, 2010 7:00:01 AM

system_setter_upper said:
Just installed a 5770 today. It's loud alright. It sounds like my workstation is taxiing whilst awaiting takeoff clearance. I don't know if it will quiet down when I finally get frakking Catalyst frakking Control frakking Center to frakking install properly. It could be running at a maximum speed? I don't yet know if it has speed control but it's running loud and the damn card isn't even being used yet. My system does not even recognize that the card is there. Frak.


it certainly should not be loud, but if CCC is not installed it may well be defaulting to max speed (as it does breifly on startup anyway).

what trouble are oyu having with CCC? maybe wecan help?
April 21, 2010 11:55:45 AM

I've had mine glitch once or twice to full (or high) speed, and then it is LOUD! However, it should not be doing that. Have you tried several full (ie completely off) reboots?
May 7, 2010 3:41:41 AM

Thanks for your suggestions; this one is solved. The root cause of my trouble was a mixture of my own arrogance and lack of thoroughness.

Long story short, the card is quiet and seems to work flawlessly. It eats The Sims 3 for breakfast and then asks for seconds.

Long story:

It started with "okay, sweetie, I'll build it myself and we can save fifty bucks, and you'll be Simming within a hour or two". Much later that night I was at my wit's end and posted my original post on this thread.

I figured it out the next day. I had had the feeling that something wasn't adding up... the somewhat-generic paperwork that came with the card instructed me to connect a power connection to the card, and this I had not done, reasoning that since I could not see any connector on the card (while installed on the motherboard) that this particular card drew all its power off the motherboard and had no second connection and hence the generic instruction did not apply in this case. Wrong! The supply end is a 6-socket connection on the mess of power cables coming off the power supply on the case. The receiving end is a 6-pin connection which is recessed within one of the vent ports on the ATI card's plastic housing. I had mistakenly reasoned that the connection did not exist since it was not visible while the card was installed on the motherboard. After all, I thought, any power socket would surely be exposed and easy to find. Turns out that when this connection is not made, and only the PCI-Express connection is made to the motherboard, then Catalyst Control Center refuses to install properly.

I *could have* removed the card and gave it a closer look first, but no, my mind refused to acknowlege that as an option and so instead I phoned the retailer and we agreed to get the workstation back to the store for their techs to check out.... you'd think after all my years of troubleshooting things, I would have done a more logical step-by-step approach but hey, without these reminders of our own fallibility we might get too full of ourselves...? Even got my wonderfully supportive girlfriend to brave rush-hour traffic across town to get the machine back to the retailer while I got some work done.

So. Without CCC running, the fan was making revolutions as if the gas pedal were jammed right through the gods-damned firewall. A more accurate description might be the constant roar that lulls you to sleep on a 747, a roar which I am guessing is engine thrust combined with drag. In retrospect I am actually impressed by this, as it tells me that the card's fan is capable of generating quite a lot of airflow if necessary. And I ponder in wonderment that CCC installer is smart enough to know not to install CCC when the card is not properly plugged in.

With the card installed properly and CCC running, the card has been VERY quiet and we couldn't be happier.
May 7, 2010 3:56:36 AM

lol, glad to hear you got it sorted.

its an easy mistake to make i guess, though still comical :lol: 
May 7, 2010 8:22:18 AM

Unlucky man... Those 5750' and 5770's have Got that really strange plug hole, im lucky i didnt epic fail like that when i installed mine
May 7, 2010 3:41:11 PM

i got XFX 5750 and it's very sound less
i dont know about the { ati } one !!

Try to tight the Screw's lol !!
May 7, 2010 3:57:11 PM

XFX is a Sub-vendor of ATI

Your cards title is ATI XFX Radeon HD 5750:D 

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