Yesterday I installed the ATI Radeon 5870 in my MacPro Nehalem 2009. Unlike with the 5770, the pci expansion bay fan isn't noisy, except for a few seconds at startup. Fan speed quicky drops then from 2000 rpm to 800 rpm which is very...
After more than half an hour, speed is now below 1000 rpm and noise is acceptable now.
But every time I restart my computer, it takes a long time before the noise and fan speed is reduced.
Is the 5870 also so noisy?
I replaced the stock video card (GeForce GT 120) from my Mac Pro 2009 by the ATI Radeon 5770.
While performance is good, this card is unacceptable noisy. Fan speed, measured by iStat Pro, is between 1700-2100 rpm.
It is the only...