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6950 odd question Fan speed goes 100% on WIndows User Select

stealth1111stealth1111 Canada Member
edited Dec 2011 in PC Building
hi there

this happen to me 2 times with the 6950 never happen with the 5770

when i turn on my computer just got to User Select the 6950 FAN speed BOOST up to 100% FAN speed it freaks me out so i just press Restart Butten

whats making it do that?? is that normal?

Comments

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Toronto, ON Icrontian
    edited Dec 2011
    I can't understand your post.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Dec 2011
    I think what he's saying is that when he turns his computer on, the fans spin up to full speed for a few seconds.

    This is normal.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    edited Dec 2011
    The only other thing I can decipher is that he may mean setting a custom user profile for fan speed control (which may be defaulting to 100%), but I don't know.
  • stealth1111stealth1111 Canada Member
    edited Dec 2011
    ok this is what im trying to say

    When i turn on Computer i get to the Screen where you Can Pick Users like "Mom, Dad, Me, Admin,and so on"
    not even Logged into any of them

    the FAN will keep spinning 100% Speed UNTILL i restart my Computer
    "I have never played with the Fan speed Control its still on Default"

    then it will go back to normal

    why is it doing that??
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    edited Dec 2011
    Does it do it immediately from boot all the way to sitting on user screen, or does it go up and down during that time? Does it go away after a reboot or come back?
  • stealth1111stealth1111 Canada Member
    edited Dec 2011
    Tushon said:
    Does it do it immediately from boot all the way to sitting on user screen, or does it go up and down during that time? Does it go away after a reboot or come back?
    it starts going FAST at User Screen and STAYS fast untill i restart computer

    will it Damage the Fan if its 100% Speed?
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    edited Dec 2011
    It shouldn't damage the fan, but you could try to counter this with a program that allows fan speed control. Is it the CPU fan or a graphics card fan that is doing this?
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Toronto, ON Icrontian
    edited Dec 2011
    The GPU fan should not be doing this. Provided case cooling is adequate, the 6900 is biased towards 30-40% speed, and the lowest possible speed to maintain safe temperatures thereafter. I would reinstall the GPU drivers.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    edited Dec 2011
    AMD has a "clean install" option, similar to NVidia, right?
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Toronto, ON Icrontian
    edited Dec 2011
    Yes, if you uninstall the device drivers from the add/remove programs wizard. Even then, like NVIDIA's cleaner, files get left behind. Thanks, Windows!

    I always recommend driver sweeper + CCleaner in safe mode to be sure.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    edited Dec 2011
  • stealth1111stealth1111 Canada Member
    edited Dec 2011
    its the Graphic card that is doing this the CPU is Fine. this computer has Always been using AMD i never used Nvida drivers with it

    this computer has gone to 5770 to 6950

    but i did uninstall the 5770 Driver but i didnt user Driver sweeply only CCleaner
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    edited Dec 2011
    Download and install Driver Sweeper (download here, then download button, then I agree)
    Completely uninstall AMD drivers
    Reboot to safe mode
    Run driver sweeper for all AMD display drivers
    Download and install latest AMD driver (link assumes Win7 x64)
  • stealth1111stealth1111 Canada Member
    edited Dec 2011
    so its a driver Issue not a small sign of Defective 6950?

    i cant download driver sweeper

    Attention - Guru3D Driver Sweeper has been discontinued as such you will not find any download links here any longer.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    edited Dec 2011
    Sorry, here is a link from the developer's page. Way newer version than I remembered.
  • stealth1111stealth1111 Canada Member
    edited Dec 2011
    i already found it 8-D But thanks alot for helping me

    my last question can it be a small sign of Defective 6950 that the fan is going Fast???
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    edited Dec 2011
    While I don't like excluding things from possibility, I also don't like the phrase "small sign of a defect" in this context. Why don'y you try the driver stuff then report back? ;)
  • stealth1111stealth1111 Canada Member
    edited Dec 2011
    ill need to restart my computer alot to make it go fast FAN but sure ill keep posting.

    i updated my Driver and used Driver sweeper. lets see what happens

    Thanks alot of replying back alot i appreciate it alot, Thank you
  • stealth1111stealth1111 Canada Member
    edited Dec 2011
    no issue so far 8-D

    i guess it was the Driver

    alittle off Topic

    for the 6950 Idle Temp i am getting 53C is that normal?? @30% Fan speed

    i thought it should be 42C? insides are still Clean
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    edited Dec 2011
    That is fine for that low of fan speed. You can safely leave it on automatic.
  • stealth1111stealth1111 Canada Member
    edited Dec 2011
    Tushon said:
    That is fine for that low of fan speed. You can safely leave it on automatic.
    i got it to 39~42C @24 fan on Idle just by pressing Manufacture Default Settings on CCC
  • stealth1111stealth1111 Canada Member
    edited Dec 2011
    and Thanks "Tushon" you been in all in my Post your a Mega help

    i appreciate it Thank you so much
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    edited Dec 2011
    You're welcome. Glad everything worked out for you.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited Dec 2011
    this just happened to me

    newest catalyst drivers. restarted pc, and when I logged back in to windows both 6970's fans went 100%.

    I only restart my pc, maybe once a month

    changed fans to 30% in CCC
  • stealth1111stealth1111 Canada Member
    i guess it was the Driver Issues it only happen to me on CC 11.11
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