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July 01, 2011, 02:54:11 AM
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I have a dual 6970 rig that I just got. It runs incredibly loud and very hot, able to heat up a whole room very easily. Is there a way I could step down the fan speeds so it doesn't sound like a WWII-era fighter plane?

I'm on Ubuntu by the way.
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July 01, 2011, 03:00:56 AM
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Try this :

to get fan speed for card 0
export DISPLAY=:0.0; aticonfig --pplib-cmd "get fanspeed 0"

to get fan speed for card 1
export DISPLAY=:0.1; aticonfig --pplib-cmd "get fanspeed 0"

to set fan speed for card 0 to 50%
export DISPLAY=:0.0; aticonfig --pplib-cmd "set fanspeed 0 50"
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July 01, 2011, 03:13:59 AM
Last edit: July 01, 2011, 03:24:37 AM by lessPlastic
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Try this :

to get fan speed for card 0
export DISPLAY=:0.0; aticonfig --pplib-cmd "get fanspeed 0"

to get fan speed for card 1
export DISPLAY=:0.1; aticonfig --pplib-cmd "get fanspeed 0"

to set fan speed for card 0 to 50%
export DISPLAY=:0.0; aticonfig --pplib-cmd "set fanspeed 0 50"

aticonfig claims that I changed the fan speed, but it is still the same loudness. And I don't believe any other fans are to blame. Also, the old fan speed appears again after a restart.
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July 01, 2011, 03:28:54 AM
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In my case, the setting stay the same until next reboot. And I can ear and see the difference in cooling with odgt.
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