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The rest of my system's temps are unchanged. I had both of my cards running with stock settings and ambient temp is pretty much constant all day (75F). Here are the temp differences I'm getting:

6950
Idle – Normal 45C / Now 54-60C
Load – Normally low 70s / Now 83C

I'm using my 5770 right now since it's running cooler compared to the 6950, but still hotter than it usually does given the conditions (normally idles at 40c, now 50C). I adjusted the fan speed in Afterburner, and didn't get an improvements with either card. Since the graphics cards are the only components that are showing a temp difference, is the problem something else?

EDIT - I forgot to mention that I got a BSOD with my 6950 before the higher temps. I'd been playing Portal 2 for about 20 mins when it happened.
Edited by yakuzapuppy - 4/30/11 at 3:07pm
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Have you looked into the heatsink, First thing I check with abnormal temps is Dust in the heat sink.
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Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post
Have you looked into the heatsink, First thing I check with abnormal temps is Dust in the heat sink.
Haven't checked yet, but even if it were dust, I don't understand how that could affect my 5770. That card had been sitting inside it's box for almost 2 months. I plugged that card in and immediately saw the same increase in temps as my 6950.
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Do you have anything flash-based in the backround running?
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Do you have anything flash-based in the backround running?
I just checked task manager and didn't see anything flash based running.

I edited the OP with BSOD that I got right before all the higher temps.
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Just ran Portal 2 to see if the 5770 would encounter the same problem as my 6950. No BSOD, but a crash to desktop after about 10 min of playing. Aida64 was showing the temp as 50C when the game crashed. Haven't had any problems that I couldn't fix immediately until now...this is annoying...
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