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Old 09-29-2015, 05:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 7970 Fan Speed and Usage

Just upgraded from a 660 GTX to an XFX 7970 card. Install went well, but now I have some issues with noise and GPU usage. CCC Showed 99% Usage on the 7970 card and fan speeds at 71%. Can't get it to lower at all. I uninstalled all drivers through Safe Mode (including the new AMD drivers) but still get the same thing if I install AMD drivers from the site. Windows default driver keeps it quiet, but I get some lag from it. Can't seem to figure it out at all...

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Windows 10 Pro
AMD 9370 (Stock)
16GB DDR3 1600Mhz (Stock)
256GB SSD Boot Drive
Single 7970 3GB (Stock)
M5A99FX Pro R2.0
Antec True Power Quattro 1000w PSU

I am trying to remedy this before I install my second 7970.

ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0 : AMD FX 9370 : Corsair H100i GTX Cooler : 16GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 1600 (4x4Gb) : XFX 7970 Ghz 3GB x 2 : PNY XLR8 256GB SSD : Seagate 1TB : Antec True Power Quattro 1000W : Thermaltake G41
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Old 10-02-2015, 05:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 7970 Fan Speed and Usage

Are all background programs running turned off? Did you use DDU to remove all video drivers from the system?
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