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Kath Stennett
July 15th 03, 12:50 PM
We got our new system last week and we're very pleased with it. The
graphics card is an Asus V9900 FX5800, Mobo an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe, 1Gb RAM
and running Win2000 professional.

When chatting with the engineer who built the computer for me he was telling
me that the graphics card has a fan which kicks in only when required. He
mentioned that its noise can be quite noticeable so that we would not be
suprised by it.

However my son (who uses the machine most often) says that so far he's never
actually heard it. Perhaps theres nothing wrong at all but just wanted other
peoples opinions...

I guess there are a number of possibilities,

1) Perhaps we haven't thrown anything difficult enough at the graphics card.
My son has been playing Enter The Matrix and GTA vice City at high
resolution and graphic levels etc and has also run tests called "3D Mark
03". These all look good but the fan does not kick in.

2) Perhaps we haven't got the Driver software or the games set up properly?

3) Could there actually be a hardware problem preventing optimum
performance?

What do people think?

Kath

carchadon
July 15th 03, 02:26 PM
I had a Winfast FX5800 with the same thing - apparently it's all A-OK - the best
way to make sure is run a 3dmark03 test on a loop (this will get the card nice
and hot) and then a: make sure your score is as expected (meaning your card is
kicking up to the higher clock speeds so thats not at fault) and b: doesnt lock
up (meaning the fan is at fault through overheating) - If both of these are ok
then your fine.

My Winfast did the same thing but now I have the FX5800 Ultra the fan kicks in
far more readily......

Kath Stennett wrote:

> We got our new system last week and we're very pleased with it. The
> graphics card is an Asus V9900 FX5800, Mobo an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe, 1Gb RAM
> and running Win2000 professional.
>
> When chatting with the engineer who built the computer for me he was telling
> me that the graphics card has a fan which kicks in only when required. He
> mentioned that its noise can be quite noticeable so that we would not be
> suprised by it.
>
> However my son (who uses the machine most often) says that so far he's never
> actually heard it. Perhaps theres nothing wrong at all but just wanted other
> peoples opinions...
>
> I guess there are a number of possibilities,
>
> 1) Perhaps we haven't thrown anything difficult enough at the graphics card.
> My son has been playing Enter The Matrix and GTA vice City at high
> resolution and graphic levels etc and has also run tests called "3D Mark
> 03". These all look good but the fan does not kick in.
>
> 2) Perhaps we haven't got the Driver software or the games set up properly?
>
> 3) Could there actually be a hardware problem preventing optimum
> performance?
>
> What do people think?
>
> Kath

B
July 15th 03, 08:31 PM
The FX 5800 fan will only kick on during the initial boot sequence for a few
seconds but otherwise not until the heat for the graphics chip becomes too
overbearing. I do not over clock my FX 5800 card on a continuous basis but
once in a while I will overclock it to see what it can do and even
overlocking the card by 10 percent it has not overheated the graphics chip
enough to warrant the fan from kicking in. Your card's reaction is normal.
You have a nice combination but I would have opted for Windows XP Pro
instead.

regards

B
"Kath Stennett" > wrote in message
...
> We got our new system last week and we're very pleased with it. The
> graphics card is an Asus V9900 FX5800, Mobo an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe, 1Gb RAM
> and running Win2000 professional.
>
> When chatting with the engineer who built the computer for me he was
telling
> me that the graphics card has a fan which kicks in only when required. He
> mentioned that its noise can be quite noticeable so that we would not be
> suprised by it.
>
> However my son (who uses the machine most often) says that so far he's
never
> actually heard it. Perhaps theres nothing wrong at all but just wanted
other
> peoples opinions...
>
> I guess there are a number of possibilities,
>
> 1) Perhaps we haven't thrown anything difficult enough at the graphics
card.
> My son has been playing Enter The Matrix and GTA vice City at high
> resolution and graphic levels etc and has also run tests called "3D Mark
> 03". These all look good but the fan does not kick in.
>
> 2) Perhaps we haven't got the Driver software or the games set up
properly?
>
> 3) Could there actually be a hardware problem preventing optimum
> performance?
>
> What do people think?
>
> Kath
>
>
>
>

Kath Stennett
July 16th 03, 09:41 PM
Thanks to you both. Your comments are very reassuring.

to B. Well, Win 2000 as we already had it! Cheapskates!

Kath

"Kath Stennett" > wrote in message
...
> We got our new system last week and we're very pleased with it. The
> graphics card is an Asus V9900 FX5800, Mobo an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe, 1Gb RAM
> and running Win2000 professional.
>
> When chatting with the engineer who built the computer for me he was
telling
> me that the graphics card has a fan which kicks in only when required. He
> mentioned that its noise can be quite noticeable so that we would not be
> suprised by it.
>
> However my son (who uses the machine most often) says that so far he's
never
> actually heard it. Perhaps theres nothing wrong at all but just wanted
other
> peoples opinions...
>
> I guess there are a number of possibilities,
>
> 1) Perhaps we haven't thrown anything difficult enough at the graphics
card.
> My son has been playing Enter The Matrix and GTA vice City at high
> resolution and graphic levels etc and has also run tests called "3D Mark
> 03". These all look good but the fan does not kick in.
>
> 2) Perhaps we haven't got the Driver software or the games set up
properly?
>
> 3) Could there actually be a hardware problem preventing optimum
> performance?
>
> What do people think?
>
> Kath
>
>
>
>