Mac pro 2008 with HD2600XT and Snow leopard louder fannoise

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ssdar, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. ssdar macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2008
    I have experienced a much louder fannoise from the ATI HD2600 after i upgraded my 2008 Mac pro to SL.
    I use the HD2600 as a second card beside a 8800GT just to drive my HDTV, but even when HDTV is switched off the fan is spinning fast. This makes my Mac Pro noisy.
    I contacted Applecare and they agreed to send me a brand new ATI HD2600.
    Recieved the card yesterday, and installed it.
    But this NEW card is giving me the same noisy fan sound.
    So i think there's got to be someting wrong with the combination SL and ATI HD2600XT.
    Are there others who experience more fan noise from the ATI card in a 2008 Mac Pro after they installed SL?
  2. gugucom macrumors 68020


    May 21, 2009
    Munich, Germany
    Usually a from scratch install with data pull from backup will sort this out.
  3. ssdar thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2008
    ok, i will try a clean install to see see if it works.
  4. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2005
    Did this help? My fan noise is MUCH louder on my Mac Pro after SL.

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