XFX 5700 XT RAW II fan override?

Eshelmen

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Hey guys,

Just got this card a few days ago, and while I appreciate prolonging the life of my gpu fans, I am not fan of having them stay off until extreme temperatures.

I manually set the fan speeds in Afterburner and it seems AMD is forcing the setting changes.

I'm not familiar with Radeon software here, this would be my first AMD/ATI card ever.

How do I force my own personal fan settings here?

Afterburner seems to be over ridden immediately.


Also.... coming from a Zotac 1070 mini, and while I can definitely see the power increase, the radeon overall is rather buggy compared to Nvidia software.

Drivers are updated, but games such as Modern Warfare are sluggish when getting into the menu.... any fix around this? Specifically launch bugs.

Most of my games now start minimized for some reason, and they also go into windowed mode every time.
 

oldmanbal

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yeah, I got the thicc II and the fan settings on it fucking weird. Sometimes it doesn't ramp up until the gpu is at 90c, which makes no sense, and when it gets to 100%, it takes several minutes for it to simply slow down to like a 50% rpm rate. It's totally borked. Any time it hits 100% spin, no matter what i do, it just refuses to adjust in a timely manner. Someone had to manually program the bios to use this curve, and I have no idea why they would make it such a PITA to work with.
 

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Eshelmen

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I was thinking about that very card as I like the price with games at $369 or the MSI - MECH OC AMD Radeon RX 5700 for $339 with games ..

I noticed that the RX 5700 only has one 8 pin connection for power .. my ref RX 5700 has an 8 and a 6 pin connection .. so did MSI find a way to cut power back?

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/msi-mech-oc-amd-radeon-rx-5700-8gb-gddr6-pci-express-4-0-graphics-card-black/6374967.p?skuId=6374967

I want the card just for that reason ..

Was your concern for not having enough PCIe power connectors?

My XFX came with some adapters to help with that.
 

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Was your concern for not having enough PCIe power connectors?

My XFX came with some adapters to help with that.
Heat was the factor for me and it's my daughters computer I built for her , so I wanted to replace the RX 580 with more performance and I thought about Nvidia but not having 8Gb cards in the $300 - 339 range is an issue as I am not willing to pay $400 for 2060 super to get it ..

Also the profile of the card was the very same as RX 580 which is very compact to me and so far about 156 watts is all AB has shown in power draw and that's RX 570 like power .. as for the XFX 5700 XT it would of ended up in my computer as I would never be happy knowing my 17 year old games on an XT and I don't .. lol
 

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This card has been great and awful at the same time.

Not once did my 1070 ever give me the headaches that this card is giving me.

1. Black Screen - for some reason, if I load a game out of the blue, I get black screen and my computer freezes for minutes on end.
If I reboot(mostly by having to hard reset) l, the game usually starts up just fine.

2. Dual screen issues - Monitors are in my signature and with 2 separate resolutions going, it feels the Radeon software is just too damn buggy to have these working correctly.

Ideally, I like to have my discord on my 27 inch, steam chat and maybe chrome up too. But since I've gotten this card, it's been a nightmare to keep that trend going.

Temp fixes- turning off any extra options (sharpening, anti-lag(I put it back on once in game, and turning on Freesync(not amd optimized)) helps a bit.

Any feedback or advice on this would be help full. I may just cough up another hundred and go for a 2070super, because this is getting to be a pain.
 

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Any feedback or advice on this would be help full. I may just cough up another hundred and go for a 2070super, because this is getting to be a pain.
You just gave yourself some great advice.
 

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This card has been great and awful at the same time.

Not once did my 1070 ever give me the headaches that this card is giving me.

1. Black Screen - for some reason, if I load a game out of the blue, I get black screen and my computer freezes for minutes on end.
If I reboot(mostly by having to hard reset) l, the game usually starts up just fine.

2. Dual screen issues - Monitors are in my signature and with 2 separate resolutions going, it feels the Radeon software is just too damn buggy to have these working correctly.

Ideally, I like to have my discord on my 27 inch, steam chat and maybe chrome up too. But since I've gotten this card, it's been a nightmare to keep that trend going.

Temp fixes- turning off any extra options (sharpening, anti-lag(I put it back on once in game, and turning on Freesync(not amd optimized)) helps a bit.

Any feedback or advice on this would be help full. I may just cough up another hundred and go for a 2070super, because this is getting to be a pain.

Run 19.11.2 (I think) Avoid the 2020 Adrenaline drivers. Run Ultramon for managing your dual displays.
 

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Welp, those drivers that I rolled back to worked for about a day and then the same shit happened again.

Flickering, black screen and what not.

Constant freezing resulting in having to hard reset...

Same crap overall.

There is a 700+ post thread on AMD forums regarding this and so many users are having this issue.

AMD's response is blaming us for having a lack of an adequate PSU. lol


Uninstalled the drivers, took out the card, placed my 1070 in it, installed drivers and bam. Zero issues.
Can run Dual Monitors with no issues, no black screen freezes, no stuttering, no fan stop issues, etc...

Probably not going to return to AMD. First and last card for them.

Very upset since I have been rooting for them since a long time ago.
 

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Bummer man, can you still return the 5700?
Yeah, already did. Viva best buy holiday return policy.

I'm hoping next year's AMD batch is better in the driver department.
 
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I just jumped in on a sale on the 5700 DD ultra and I assumed that they had a driver/firmware fix for these fan problems after 4-5 months. Is there seriously no resolution yet?
 

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A friend at work was having all sorts of weird crashes with his 5700XT (completely random freezeups or black screens, no BSOD). Turned out the fix was installing an optional Windows update and then reinstalling the driver. I think it was one of the optional .net rollups but we didn't go through and test them one at a time.

Doesn't help the OP now but I thought I'd throw it out there.
 

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I'm gonna be honest. I've had more driver related issues with my 5700xt than I can remember with a videocard in years. The major one is weird lockups in game, where the display loses signal, and the entire computer is simply locked up, no buttons respond, ctrl alt del does nothing ect. It requires a hard system reset.

While it has gotten better with newer drivers, it still happens on occassion. I haven't bothered installing the dec update yet with the new control center, as I've seen feedback saying it's actually less stable than Nov Drivers in the old control center. I may update it this week, but really don't have any reason (game/performance wise) to do so.

On the bright side, you essentially get the same in game experience as a rtx 2080 in game, which costs $300 more. Everything maxed out at 2560x1400p over 60 fps virtually all of the time. In more competetive games, it still cranks out high fps at lower resolutions, settings, and I can get a constant 300 fps in fortnight when I geek out with my son on Fridays for fun. I can tell you that at 300fps, the frametimes and rediculously low. with a 144hz monitor, it really shines.

However, since it's not a crt, gaming over 75fps really makes a difference, and modern AA games really can't maintain 144fps at max settings with native res. We may be a generation or two away from that, but by the time the next consoles release, games are going to absolutely be crushing the hardware we have now, and we will be back to 30fps at 4k for cranked graphics :(
 

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I just jumped in on a sale on the 5700 DD ultra and I assumed that they had a driver/firmware fix for these fan problems after 4-5 months. Is there seriously no resolution yet?
The manual fan control options seem to be working fine with the latest driver. The fan curve options are under performance -> tuning in the Radeon software.
 
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