New Ati 5770 Arived today and fitted! but?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Vapor matt, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Vapor matt macrumors regular

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    Hi all

    My new Ati 5770 arrived today and i have fitted it along with my new monitor, now i have noticed the fan more on the 5770 than the GT120 now on a PC you have fan control options within the driver and interface.

    is there anything like that on OSX as i cant find any adjustments for the card at all.

    matt
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    GT 120 is 50W part while ATI 5770 is 108W so it's not a surprise that there is more fan noise. I'm not sure is there any utility to lower the fan speeds, I know you can increase them
     
  3. Mac Hammer Fan macrumors 6502

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    Just curious. Does the system feels faster with the ATI Radeon than the old Geforce 120?
     
  4. Vapor matt thread starter macrumors regular

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    The system dont really feel any faster to me, its no different at the moment but ive been calibrating my monitor so will let you know if i notice anything.



    So where do i control the fan then? cant find any kind of fan control for the ati.

    one thing i will say is i have always thought Ati cards even on PC based systems had much better colours, not so washed out as Nvidia cards. but that could just be a pc based observation.
     
  5. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    There is no kind of GPU software/fan controller for Mac pro graphic cards, except for Zeus. But it doesnt support fan modding yet.
     
  6. Vapor matt thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well thats cool, at least i know now! thanks for that save me keep looking
     
  7. goMac macrumors 603

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    Generally it's a bad idea to mess with fan settings for gpus, especially if you're turning them down.

    Usually the only time it's a good idea is to turn them up to prevent overheating.
     

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