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Originally Posted by robwadeson;13434177 
Why the reference fan design sucks so much azz? They could have designed one with 2 fans like Msi's twin frozer tongue.gif

I agree they should've done that.
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The non-reference cooler ones are usually a bit more expensive than the references tho smile.gif. They probably want to keep the minimum cost down.
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HD 6990 Cores must be binded nicely because i cant hit more then 950Mhz with my HD 6950.
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post #24 of 116
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Originally Posted by AgentHydra;13433802 
For reference, exposure to 90dBa for over eight hours would be a violation of OSHA regulations lol

It's 90dBa at 1 foot or so most likely, nevertheless that's still way too loud for my taste. But if I was forced to choose between 90dBa and or paying $250 more, I'd get the ATi and watercool it or just get aftermarket air cooling.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;13434335 
HD 6990 Cores must be binded nicely because i cant hit more then 950Mhz with my HD 6950.

frown.gif, mine can hit 950core on stock V. I don't increase the mem since mining doesn't need mem.
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temps are in the 80-'s at idle?
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28;13434144 
The fan of the 6990 is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. The fan never, ever hits that loud of sound during gaming yet alone 24/7. It barely hits 60% most of the time. Hell, I'd be surprised if it hits 50% with the exception of benches.
Unless of course, you do the 1ghz overclock tongue.gif

THIS. This card really is not that loud at all. I game for hours on it and the fan does not go above 60%.
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I wonder what would happen if someone decided to Dual-boot Windows XP with this card installed. Would it even log into Windows or would it just say "Sorry, you Graphics card VRAM is being mapped into the whole RAM address space. Please replace the card with something less fantastic and try again."

Edit: or does the system only address 2 Gigabytes ? I know they don't add up in Crossfire /SLI, but do they get addressed ?
Edited by tpi2007 - 5/8/11 at 6:33pm
 
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I like to imagine that at 100% the fan starts shaking the computer like a washing machine. smile.gif
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post #30 of 116
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Originally Posted by Ocnewb;13434467 
frown.gif, mine can hit 950core on stock V. I don't increase the mem since mining doesn't need mem.

Mine hit 950Mhz @ 1.175v stock HD 6970 volts but not 1.1v. Adding more volts does not help much for me.
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