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I'm on a dual monitor set up and my 6950 sits at 55 idle its at its default fan speed of 50% but I'm thinking is 55 degrees to hot just for idle?

When I go into a game like Crysis or GTA it goes to 70 degrees
post #2 of 11
that's pretty average for a Graphics card, you can always make a custom fan profile in MSI Afterburner.
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post #3 of 11
Idle temps dont really matter that much. The load temps are what are the real thing to check for. Unless of course your idle temps are around the same as your load temps, then you need to worry.

55*C isn't anything to worry about.
     
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post #4 of 11
That's normal temps. These cards run relatively hot on stock coolers but nothing to worry about.
post #5 of 11
I think its high. In cf my 6950 idles around 41.
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ali_93 View Post
I'm on a dual monitor set up and my 6950 sits at 55 idle its at its default fan speed of 50% but I'm thinking is 55 degrees to hot just for idle?

When I go into a game like Crysis or GTA it goes to 70 degrees
this is normal for duel monitors.. its the same issue on the 6970.. but fan speed seems to be a bit high..

if you disable 1 monitor in CCC you will see the temps drop a lot to around 45 degrees
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+1 normal for dual monitors
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post #8 of 11
It's fine...dual 23" monitors here and they're idling at 44*C to 47*C @ 45% fan speed...around 65*C to 70*C @ 65% fan speed on load via SC2 Ultra settings and Darkspore all high settings...
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post #9 of 11
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this is normal for duel monitors.. its the same issue on the 6970.. but fan speed seems to be a bit high..

if you disable 1 monitor in CCC you will see the temps drop a lot to around 45 degrees
the speed fan was set to 50% as default
post #10 of 11
I just checked mine with a 24'' monitor and I've been surfing the web for awhile now. I'm at 35c. It's kinda chilly down here in my basement though, and I have no case just yet. Ever thought about removing the HSF and cleaning off the contacts of the HS and applying some new thermal paste?

edit: Also when I game my temps hit about what yours hit. I have no fan profile.
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