Bootcamp Vista, very loud fans

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Tex-Twil, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    Hello,
    I have the late 08 MBP (2.5Ghz, 512VRAM, 4GB RAM) and Im running Vista Utlimate 64bits in bootcamp.

    I tried to run some games and 3d mark and the results are very nice. The "problem" is that the fans are veeeery loud when the GPU is a bit stressed.

    To give you and idea I think it is much louder than when a DVD is spinning fast (during the OS installation for example)

    I do understand that the GPU needs to be cooled but I wanst expecting such a noise.

    Is this normal ?

    Tex
     
  2. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    According to this software, the GPU is 70C hot at idle and around 85C when running the games.

    Tex
     
  3. ZLurker macrumors regular

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    Hi there!
    First thing that comes to mind is the lack of support of any MS 64bit OS from BootCamp (unless they changed it lately).
    Maby you need to check the drivers? Where did you get them?

    /ZLurker
     
  4. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    From the OSX DVD. I thought 64bits is officially supported, isn't it ?

    Tex
     
  5. Infrared macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    Yes, it is supported.
     
  6. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    Helo,
    is there a way to control the fan speed in Vista ?

    I was having a look at tools like RivaTuner but this doesn't work because I think that the GPU doesn't have its own fan. I think that there are two fans for everything controlled by the motherboard.

    Any ideas ?

    Thanks,
    Tex
     
  7. Infrared macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    Within OS X (settings supposedly survive a soft restart):

    http://homepage.mac.com/holtmann/eidac/software/smcfancontrol2/index.html

    Within Vista? I don't know.

    I suspect it will be a lot easier to set the fan speeds in Vista
    when someone succeeds in EFI-booting Vista on a Mac. This
    may now be possible since Vista now supports EFI natively.
    However, there has been little interest in this from the Mac
    community, as far as I can tell.
     

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