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Well that doesn't sound too bad. My 6970 only ran 5 degrees cooler on the 3d mark.

You said you got 86 before, did you drop the volts or something, or was that just the increase in fan? Maybe it's just your fan profile that needed adjusting.
The fan was on Auto when I got 86C.

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The fan was on Auto when I got 86C.

Thanks, Sir Overkill
Ah right, well I would set a fan profile something like start at 40% speed and bump upto full speed at 65/70 degrees with a gradual incline on the afterburner graph, presuming that's what you use. If 40% sounds too noisy to start with you could drop it a bit.

Just checked mine and I have it at 30% starting speed and then upto 100% at 66 degrees, a random number but it works for me.
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Anybody wanna confirm if this is normal?
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I mean right now im not doing anything and my fan is at 60% just to keep it at 50C, that dosnt seem right. or is it?
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That's fine for that card, you may even want to bump it to 65% just to keep it cool. My 6970's fan runs at 65% continuous (since I fold or mine pretty much everyday all day).
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So can anybody with a 580 on stock cooling tell me there temps?
I have two monitors plugged in one DVI and one Mini HDMI, set to Duplicate these displays.

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did you add a second monitor? if so the 2D clocks will run higher than they would normally with 1 monitor.

From your sig, I gather you did. Your video card will run much higher 2D clocks example: 1 monitor 250mhz, 2Monitors 450mhz (just pulled some numbers out of my head) but you get the idea, the actual numbers are around there.
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Two monitors hooked up will give you temperatures into the 60s for idle. Unhook one and you'll go back to the low 40s.
You were Both right! I unplugged one of my monitors and now it idles around 40c on auto fan.

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