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4850 really heats up my PC case...

Discussion in 'ATI' started by Man-wai Chang ToDie (33.6k), Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Man-wai Chang ToDie (33.6k), Jul 26, 2008
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  2. Outside temperature is about 32 degree Celsius... :)

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    Man-wai Chang ToDie (33.6k), Jul 26, 2008
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  3. PC's get hot, and it might not be a problem at all. What are the
    Well, the system runs fine. But compared to 8088 PCs... :)
    The two are indeed conducting all heat to the metal case...


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    Man-wai Chang ToDie (33.6k), Jul 26, 2008
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  4. Coulde if it vents the heat outside of the case like the HSF on the 4870.
    They put a crap HSF on the 4850 which is odd considering the 3870 comes
    with a nice HSF that vents heat outside of the case. The below HSF will fit
    the 4850 and will really cool the 4850 down but it still doesn't vent heat
    outside of the case.

    http://www.silentpcreview.com/article854-page1.html
     
    James McTavish, Jul 26, 2008
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  5. Man-wai Chang ToDie (33.6k)

    bandit Guest

    Did you do the manual fan settings ?

    Cause it should help with heat after you bring the temp. down on
    video card it will be putting out less heat in the case :)

    And I had to do it again after I updated my drivers on my 4870

    here's how if you haven't already done it


    AMD's Radeon HD 4000 series graphics cards are impressive on most
    fronts, but, they're a touch hotter than most users would like -
    particularly the single-slot Radeon HD 4850.

    The heat-factor isn't helped by AMD's lacklustre automatic fan
    control. Up until now, users have been unable to manually control the
    speed of their fans.

    That, however, is no longer the case as a forum user going by the name
    of bretware over at Guru3D has provided a useful workaround that'll
    let users manually control their card's fan speed, and consequently
    lower temperatures.

    According to bretware, a user needs to follow these simple steps:

    1. In Catalyst Control Centre, make sure clock and memory settings are
    correct and turn on Overdrive
    2. Create a Catalyst Control Centre profile called "fanspeed"
    3. Navigate to C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ATI\ACE\ and you'll
    find an XML file titled "fanspeed", open the file in Notepad or your
    preferred editor. The file should resemble the following:
    4. If Using XP its in folder C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local
    Settings\Application Data\ATI\ACE

    <Feature name="FanSpeedAlgorithm_0">
    <Property name="FanSpeedAlgorithm" value="Manual" />
    </Feature>
    <Feature name="FanSpeedRPMTarget_0">
    <Property name="Want" value="0" />
    </Feature>
    <Feature name="FanSpeedPercentTarget_0">
    <Property name="Want" value="65" />

    4. As shown above, change the "FanSpeedAlgorithm" value to Manual and
    the "FanSpeedPercentTarget" value to 65 (or your preferred fan speed
    in percentage)
    5. Save the file and reload the "fanspeed" profile in Catalyst Control
    Centre.

    If you're unable to locate the XML file, you may be required to set
    your operating system to show hidden/system files.

    Bretware adds that "you may have to select the profile everytime you
    start the computer, but it will work until there is a fix or better
    info so i can figure how to change the auto target temp".
     
    bandit, Jul 26, 2008
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  6. 4. If Using XP its in folder C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local
    I have set it to "100". :)


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    Man-wai Chang ToDie (33.6k), Jul 27, 2008
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  7. Man-wai Chang ToDie (33.6k), Jul 27, 2008
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  8. Man-wai Chang ToDie (33.6k), Jul 27, 2008
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  9. 100 would sound like a vacuum cleaner. 40 - 45% is all you need to drop the
    temps about 20c.
     
    James McTavish, Jul 27, 2008
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  10. The one I listed is a one slot solution but all 3rd party HSF's are quite
    large so putting anything in the slot beside the video card is impossible.
    I never put anything in the slot beside the video card anyway because of
    the heat they generate. I see some mb manfucturer's put the PCI-E 1x slot
    right beside the video card PCI-E 16x slot which is a bit dumb IMO. Only
    other card I ever put in my PC is a soundcard and you want that as far away
    from the video card as possible to avoid potential EMI issues. Next
    soundcard I buy will be PCI-E 1x so would definately make sure the mb has a
    PCI-E 1x slot far away from the video card slot.
     
    James McTavish, Jul 27, 2008
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  11. Here's some other VGA coolers to consider.

    This one is passive (has no fan) but is a popular choice amongst
    enthusiasts.

    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=27878&vpn=ACCELERO-S1-REV2
    &manufacture=Arctic%20Cooling

    Zalman are always good and I did buy one of theirs for an X800XL a few
    years back. Was quiter and cooled better than stock but they are not
    cheap to buy either.

    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26839&vpn=VF1000%
    20LED&manufacture=ZALMAN%20TECH

    I still think that DuoOrb is your best choice because it is cheaper and
    cools well. And they all cover 2 slots so no way to get around that.
     
    James McTavish, Jul 27, 2008
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  12. I have set it to "100". :)
    Well even at 100% speed, the card is still at about 65C (not playing
    game). I noticed that the 8.7 driver reports a higher temperature than
    the hotfix driver.

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    Man-wai Chang ToDie (33.6k), Jul 28, 2008
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  13. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26839&vpn=VF1000 LED&manufacture=ZALMAN TECH
    I agree. that Zalman is horribly expensive...

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    Man-wai Chang ToDie (33.6k), Jul 28, 2008
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  14. Shoulda spent the extra money and got the 4870.
     
    James McTavish, Jul 30, 2008
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  15. Shoulda spent the extra money and got the 4870.

    Ha ha ha... it's just a gamem Your Honor... And you are wasting playing
    it, Your Majesty. :)


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    Man-wai Chang ToDie (33.6k), Jul 30, 2008
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    Man-wai Chang ToDie (33.6k), Jul 30, 2008
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  17. Shoulda spent the extra money and got the 4870.

    BTW, sitting too much could degrade your heart and lung, and could bring
    about constipation or other intestinal problems.

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    Man-wai Chang ToDie (33.6k), Jul 30, 2008
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  18. Yea, I have real problems with my feet swelling from sitting too much, not
    to mention it irritates my hemerroids.
     
    James McTavish, Jul 30, 2008
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  19. I can attest to the constipation.
     
    Larry Roberts, Jul 31, 2008
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  20. Man-wai Chang ToDie (33.6k), Jul 31, 2008
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