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PostPosted: Sat, 07 Feb 2009 17:46:31    Post Subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jason.

Applied the BIOS update.

With the original BIOS, after starting GTA IV the fan would roar into life and be very distracting. With the new BIOS can barely hear it. Temps are maybe 8 - 9 degrees (celcius) higher than before, but I'm happy with that trade off to have a quite graphics card once again!

The only thing that's slightly odd is that in the catalyst control centre, the BIOS version and BIOS part number are identical pre- and post-upgrade, the only change is that the BIOS date went from 9th September 2008 to 25th September 2008. Does this mean Sapphire were aware of the issue as far back as Sep 2008 and are shipping newer cards with the updated BIOS?

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