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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?
Thanks for your suggestion. I'll try out this utility and post the results.
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?
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.