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Old 05-05-2007, 04:51 AM   #1
Cerox
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Radeon X700 + Fan is too loud


Hello altogether,

I have installed the proprietary ATI-driver for my Radeon X700. The driver has been installed successfully; glxinfo shows "Direct Rendering: Yes" as output, GoogleEarth is running satisfying - almost all seems to be perfect.

The problem is, that, with the fglrx driver, the fan of my Radeon-card is more active and louder than with the "radeon"-driver. With Windows I reach this loudness only by playing games, which need much resources.

If I switch to runlevel 3 (my distribution is SuSe 10.2, that means, no X is running), the revolutions per minute do not change.

Does anyone know a tool to regulate the fan of my graphics adpater? Is there a possibility to use another driver, which enables 3D?
 
Old 05-05-2007, 05:29 AM   #2
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try lower your GPU freq, list available modes by:
aticonfig --lsp

and then set to lower freq with
aticonfig --set-powerstate=NUMBER

You can also look around for a daemon that will dynamically control ATI's powerstate.
 
Old 05-05-2007, 06:34 AM   #3
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Hi and thanks for your answer.

Code:
sebastian@sebi:~> aticonfig --lsp
    core/mem      [flags]
-----------------
* 1: 425/432 MHz  [default state]
Why there's only one powerstate available and how can I change this?

With Windows the fan must have different stages in which it is running because only in load the fan works faster.
 
Old 05-09-2007, 08:53 AM   #4
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Rovclock

Hi,

Try rovclock and "underclock" your card.

HTH,
chris
 
Old 05-09-2007, 08:53 AM   #5
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Try rovclock and "underclock" your card.
Now that I have a post I'm allowed to post the URL: http://www.hasw.net/linux/
 
Old 05-11-2007, 03:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for your suggestion. I'll try out this utility and post the results.

edit:
I have tested it now and if I set the core-frequency to 100 MHz, the fan is quiet enough^^

This can't be a passable solution. As I already said, the fan is always running at 425 MHz under windows and I can't hear the fan because I am not using ambitious applications.

Does anyone know a possibility to control the fan-speed?

edit2:
After my CPU temperature increased from 40 up to 70, I decided to rechange the GPU-frequency back to 425 MHz.

Last edited by Cerox; 05-11-2007 at 04:18 PM.
 
Old 05-18-2007, 05:04 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Cerox
Thanks for your suggestion. I'll try out this utility and post the results.

edit:
I have tested it now and if I set the core-frequency to 100 MHz, the fan is quiet enough^^

This can't be a passable solution. As I already said, the fan is always running at 425 MHz under windows and I can't hear the fan because I am not using ambitious applications.

Does anyone know a possibility to control the fan-speed?

edit2:
After my CPU temperature increased from 40 up to 70, I decided to rechange the GPU-frequency back to 425 MHz.
I have the exact same problem with a X1900XT, except I'm using a 3rd party RPM driver package (probably the same driver I guess though?). I don't know what's going on, as displaying X is hardly graphics-card intensive (I wouldn't have though).

Did you find a solution to this problem?

Thanks and regards.

Last edited by Mystique77; 05-18-2007 at 05:05 AM.
 
Old 05-18-2007, 06:36 AM   #8
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No I still have this problem. I would underclock the GPU, but then my CPU temperature increases up to 70.

Maybe I'll buy another fan/cooler for the Radeon-card and then I would control the fan speed manually with my fan controller.

Last edited by Cerox; 05-18-2007 at 06:40 AM.
 
  


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