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How do I change setting on FirePro Control Centre to reduce performance of V7900?

Question asked by mattytowel on Apr 19, 2020

Hello all

 

I am a mechanical design engineer, my employers buy me the tools I need and I don't have to think about how they work, so please be patient, and give simple replies if you can help.

 

I have recently repurposed (cobbled together) an old CAD workstation (spec below) to hopefully simplify what we curently do at home.  The fan on the Firepro V7900 graphics card (for a CAD system) is sometimes very noisy.  I think that what I require of it will be a lot less than it is capable of and so I would like to set some limits on what it does so that it stays cool and doesn't run the fan so much.

 

I have ordered some cans of air duster and will use them when they arrive, and I have examined what I can using GPU-Z and HWinfor64 , but can't see any settings in AMD FirePro Control Centre that would allow me to set any limits.

 

My household would be using the HTPC for the following: Minecaft and similar lvel games, streaming at SD level, playing DVDs, streaming SD level DVB-T and recordings, Zoom meetings, Youtube.

 

For environmental reasons, as a household, we have a policy of replacing items when they break not when they are old, and I would like to get as much life out of the existing hardware as possible. 

 

Current specifications

Dell precision Workstation T3500

Intel Xeon CPU W3690 @ 3.47GHz, 3459 MHz, 6 Cores, 12 logical processors

12GB RAM

Windows 10 Pro

Hauppauge DVB-T PCIe card

AMD FirePro V7900 (Fire GL V) - as reported by Windows Device Manager

Driver Version 15.201.2401.1010 - as reported by Windows Device Manager

Driver Packaging Version 15.201.2401.1010 - as reported by AMD FirePro Control Centre

AMD FirePro Control Centre Version 2017.0130.1123.20418 - as reported by AMD FirePro Control Centre

I'm using a DP to VGA cable to take signal to my Samsung LE32R41BD TV, but I have the option of unplugging my son's Nintendo and using DP to the TV's only HDMI input 

 

When just using a browser to type this message:

Power limit: 0% - as reported by GPU-Z

Power limit range: -20% to +20% - as reported by GPU-Z

Sensors GPU temperatures, 59°C, 59.5°C, 54°C, 55°C  - as reported by GPU-Z

Fan speed 34%, 2784 rpm - as reported by GPU-Z (not too bad)

CPU temperatuire 28°C - as reported by GPU-Z

System memory used 4200MB  - as reported by GPU-Z

Graphics card (right now) each of 6 memory modules shows 1.35V - as reported by HWInfo64

Graphics card current clocks (right now) GPU 250MHz memory 150 MHz - as reported by HWInfo64

the fan is audible, but there's no sound from the TV

 

12 minutes after starting to stream BBC iplayer:

Sensors GPU temperatures, 94°C, 94°C, 89°C, 92°C  - as reported by GPU-Z

Fan speed 67%, 5723 rpm - as reported by GPU-Z

CPU temperatuire 32°C - as reported by GPU-Z

System memory used 4633MB  - as reported by GPU-Z

Graphics card (right now) each of 6 memory modules shows 1.35V - as reported by HWInfo64

Graphics card current clocks (right now) GPU 420MHz memory 1250 MHz - as reported by HWInfo64

the fan is a disruption to the sound from the TV

 

I hope that is sufficient information, thanks in advance

 

Matthew

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