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Video card fan speed (Not FIXED)

Postby W7PSK on Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:36 pm

Sorry me again, Im a newbie galor so I might have stupid questions. Anyway Im running an AMD Dual Core and a
Radeon HD 4850 video card.

When Im in windows the fans are fairly quiet, but when I run Linux they are running at high speed. They start out
quiet but build up in a hurry.

Ideas/
Last edited by W7PSK on Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:46 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Video card fan speed

Postby jungle_boy on Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:49 am

What are you running?

cinnamon, kde, xfce, mate, debian

What version?

13, 14,15,16RC

Opena terminal andd type:

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sudo inxi -G


Post here the output.
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Re: Video card fan speed

Postby W7PSK on Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:28 pm

jungle_boy wrote:What are you running?

cinnamon, kde, xfce, mate, debian

What version?

13, 14,15,16RC

Opena terminal andd type:

Code: Select all
sudo inxi -G


Post here the output.


Cinnamon 16 petra

Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV770 [Radeon HD 4850]
X.org: 1.14.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) tty size: 80x24 Advanced Data: N/A for root

The rest of my hardware (could be the CPU fan also)

width: 32 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.4 dmi-2.4 smp-1.4 smp
configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop cpus=2 uuid=A0A11D0C-6E99-DB11-92C5-001FC63D2AF3
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: M2N-E
vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
physical id: 0
version: 1.XX
serial: 123456789000
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
physical id: 0
version: ASUS M2N-E ACPI BIOS Revision 1202
date: 10/29/2007
size: 128KiB
capacity: 448KiB
capabilities: pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification
*-cpu:0
description: CPU
product: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 3
bus info: cpu@0
version: 15.11.2
slot: Socket AM2
size: 2200MHz
capacity: 3700MHz
width: 64 bits
clock: 200MHz
capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp x86-64 3dnowext 3dnow extd_apicid pni cx16 lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: a
slot: L1 Cache
size: 128KiB
capacity: 128KiB
capabilities: synchronous internal write-back data
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: b
slot: L2 Cache
size: 512KiB
capacity: 512KiB
capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
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Re: Video card fan speed

Postby jungle_boy on Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:30 pm

edited...
Last edited by jungle_boy on Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Video card fan speed

Postby bobafetthotmail on Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:27 pm

With all due respect, jungle_boy is wrong. Catalyst proprietary driver doesn't support that old card above Mint 13 so don't install it in Mint 16.
LM 16 is NOT heavy as I can run it fine at max effects on crappy GMA 3150 or even crappier Unichrome integrated graphics. A HD 4850 should laugh at that.

Since you are using the open-source driver that supports that card, https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver
From the Power Consumption section... (power consumption = heat generation = fan noise to cool the card)
Ubuntu 13.10 is Mint 16 and the kernel is 3.11 for both so that is the right entry
Kernel 3.11.x (Ubuntu 13.10/Saucy) and Later

You can enable DPM on RadeonHD cards by adding a boot parameter. This should greatly help power consumption, especially when idle. To do so, edit /etc/default/grub and add the 'radeon.dpm=1' to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line, so it would look something like:

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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash radeon.dpm=1"

After you save/quit the text editor, update grub:
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sudo update-grub

To edit the grub file rightclick and select "open as root".
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Re: Video card fan speed

Postby jungle_boy on Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:00 am

OK Bob.
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Re: Video card fan speed

Postby W7PSK on Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:37 pm

bobafetthotmail wrote:With all due respect, jungle_boy is wrong. Catalyst proprietary driver doesn't support that old card above Mint 13 so don't install it in Mint 16.
LM 16 is NOT heavy as I can run it fine at max effects on crappy GMA 3150 or even crappier Unichrome integrated graphics. A HD 4850 should laugh at that.

Since you are using the open-source driver that supports that card, https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver
From the Power Consumption section... (power consumption = heat generation = fan noise to cool the card)
Ubuntu 13.10 is Mint 16 and the kernel is 3.11 for both so that is the right entry
Kernel 3.11.x (Ubuntu 13.10/Saucy) and Later

You can enable DPM on RadeonHD cards by adding a boot parameter. This should greatly help power consumption, especially when idle. To do so, edit /etc/default/grub and add the 'radeon.dpm=1' to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line, so it would look something like:

Code: Select all
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash radeon.dpm=1"

After you save/quit the text editor, update grub:
Code: Select all
sudo update-grub

To edit the grub file rightclick and select "open as root".



Thanks, worked like a champ. Fan speeds are back to normal.
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Re: Video card fan speed (Not FIXED)

Postby W7PSK on Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:47 pm

Had to turn it off, the screen developed a very annoying jump every 2 -3 seconds.
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Re: Video card fan speed (Not FIXED)

Postby bobafetthotmail on Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:28 am

cool (not), that was reported as one of the bugs. (the reason it's not enabled by default is that they are still working on it)

The thing that I would try to do now is upgrading to latest kernel (that has latest radeon driver in it), and hope that this issue was fixed or try every now and then. this site is what I use for manual kernel updates http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/201 ... ntu-linux/

They are aiming at enabling power management by default in kernel 3.13, so it's probably going to be fixed with a reasonable timescale. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=n ... px=MTUwMTY
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