The fan on a graphics card can sometimes be unnecessarily loud. This can be the case even when you're not playing a game. Fortunately, with the latest software from ATI, it's easy to control the speed of your graphics card's fan.
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Go to the website support.amd.com.
Click "Download graphics drivers."
Select "Notebook Graphics" in the first drop-down box.
Select "Mobility Radeon Series" in the second box.
Select "Mobility Radeon HD 3xxx Series" in the third box.
Select your operating system in the fourth box.
Click the "Display Results" button.
Click the "Download" button and save the file to your desktop.
Double-click the file on your desktop once the download is finished.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Restart the computer.
Open ATI Catalyst Control Center by right-clicking on an empty area of the desktop and selecting "Catalyst Control Center."
Click the "Graphics" button in the upper-left corner and select "ATI Overdrive."
Put a check mark in the box labelled "Enable ATI Overdrive."
Put a check mark in the box labelled "Enable Manual Fan Control."
Use the slider to set the fan speed to the desired level as a percentage of the fan's maximum speed.
Click the "Apply" button. Close the Catalyst Control Center.
Tips and warnings
- Setting your fan's speed too low can cause damage to your card.
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