Posted by biggoron on Sept. 22, 2008, 4:26 p.m.

The heat from my HD 4870 is 75 - 80 degrees on idle. Fine for the card, bad for the rest of the computer. Even on Windows the fan is retardedly slow to react, only jumping from the default 12% to 40% at 85 degrees. Seriously WTF.

On Windows it's not such a bitch because with a little profile editing you can ramp up the fan speed manually. I currently have it at a balmy 25 degrees idle with my fan on 30% (not as loud as you might think).

However, I don't like Windows. I just got off the thing and back to good old Ubuntu as soon as the 4870 drivers were released. But they suck and there is no way to manually force the fan speed higher. I don't know why. I don't know why there's no easy interface for it in the Windows CCC.

It's just a bunch of retardism. The biggest retardism is that I can't even file a correct Linux driver feedback form because hardware field's drop-down hasn't been updated to include the 4k series yet.

So yeah, they've forced me onto Windows, and I don't care for resetting my customisations AGAIN because Windows grows so chronically slow so chronically fast I have to re-install it constantly, and because every time I'm too stupid to save my settings.

I'ma send an angry e-mail. I've given them several hundreds of pounds worth of custom in the past and I am pissed. Some heads need to roll =.=


Cesar 11 years, 8 months ago

don't say degrees without stating the units.

Chaz 11 years, 8 months ago

I hear alot of people having problems with heat due to inconsistent dependency of hardware.

Try uninstalling your display driver and use envy install them.

PY 11 years, 8 months ago

Rawr, they're probably in kelvin

KaBob799 11 years, 8 months ago

Nah, radians

Kenon 11 years, 8 months ago

It's obviously Gigahertz.

Chaz 11 years, 8 months ago

Light years perhaps, ATI is really developing alien technology.

KaBob799 11 years, 8 months ago

Those arent even degrees <_<

Cesar 11 years, 8 months ago

It's not alien if they're developing it

biggoron 11 years, 8 months ago

It's the one true unit of temperature. The one where 100 means tea is ready and 0 means iced tea is ready.

Chaz 11 years, 8 months ago

The U.K. probably developed that unit.

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