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why is my 6950 vreg higher after installing twin turbo pro?

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here's a question for you guys...

how come after i installed an Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo Pro, my vreg temps are about 20c higher at full load? it's hitting around 80c.

every other sensor is reporting lower temps by 14-20c.

i'm hoping i have a heatsink on the vreg. anyone show me which part it is on the board?
Edited by bluetroll - 5/22/11 at 7:08pm
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Whats the temp? They're good to up to around 100C IIRC.
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on idle it's about the same as with the ref cooler.

it's hitting 80c now with the Twin Turbo Pro. It was 60 with the ref cooler.
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post #4 of 42
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Originally Posted by bluetroll View Post
on idle it's about the same as with the ref cooler.

it's hitting 80c now with the Twin Turbo Pro. It was 60 with the ref cooler.
Could be something as simple as adding some heatsinks onto the VREGs although I'm not entirely sure what they look like on your particular card.

EDIT: Strangely enough I don't see the 6950 being supported officially by the TWIN TURBO as per Arctic's own website.

I also see that they list a VR heatsink package but I'm not sure it works for the 6950.

EDIT 2: Can you perhaps return the Twin Turbo Pro and get this cooler plus the heatsinks associated.
Edited by blackbalt89 - 5/22/11 at 7:25pm
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Did it come with vram heatsinks?
    
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Did it come with vram heatsinks?
VREG and VRAM are two completely different things. One is the video RAM (duh) and the other is voltage regulators.

Which do you mean OP?
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post #7 of 42
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It's the VREG temp sensor.

I've got the heatsinks on the vram. I think there was 8vram modules on the board. i put something on all of them.
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post #8 of 42
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Originally Posted by bluetroll View Post
It's the VREG temp sensor.

I've got the heatsinks on the vram. I think there was 8vram modules on the board. i put something on all of them.
Which pcb do you have? The initial reference pcb has another set of vrm towards the front of the card and it's a pita to get a sink on. Did you put a sink on it if you have a rev1 pcb?
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Look at the stock cooler. Any place that had thermal pads need to be cooled on the card.
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post #10 of 42
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i'm pretty sure i have a heatsink of every spot...

this is so strange.
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