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Hey guy's just wanted to check with something, I just got my 6950 today.. This thing feels like its hotter than hell. Is this a issue with these cards? I'm used to WC cards and this is deff different for me. Is there waterblocks or is there anything I can do. Thanks
post #2 of 18
What are your temps? lol i just got mine today too. XD
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Yup, I just got mine today too. I ran Kombuster for ****s and giggles and it hit 79c but the fan never went above 35%.
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Set fan profiles with kombuster, it works so well. It keeps my cards at 30% fan < 50 degrees, 50% >= 50 degrees, 80% > 70 degrees.
That might sound a little much but trust me, the only time it hits 50 is when i'm gaming, and my speakers are loud so I don't hear it.
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post #5 of 18
I set up my fan profile in teh Sapphire Trixx where:

the first dot is at 0 Degrees and the fan speed is at 40%
The Second Dot is at 60 Degrees and the Fan speed is at 90%
the THird is at 65 Degrees and its at 100%

Note: This set up is only for people who can deal with noise, it can get loud. but i ddint go over 58 C when i played a game for about an hour
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by FuZiioN;13662429 
Hey guy's just wanted to check with something, I just got my 6950 today.. This thing feels like its hotter than hell. Is this a issue with these cards? I'm used to WC cards and this is deff different for me. Is there waterblocks or is there anything I can do. Thanks

Yes, they are hot like hell compared to water cooling.

Get a water block if it's really bad.
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post #7 of 18
Got mine a few days ago, Haven't seen it above 60c yet. (Twin Frozr II)

Got it up to 65c @ Kombuster burn in.
Edited by jagz - 5/27/11 at 10:59pm
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post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by jagz;13663131 
Got mine a few days ago, Haven't seen it above 60c yet. (Twin Frozr II)

Got it up to 65c @ Kombuster burn in.

thats about the same with mine, in games i havent gone above 60.
post #9 of 18
Mine was plenty hot when i got it first as well tbh, I applied new TIM (mx-2) and have the fan @ 55% when playing games, currently levels out at ~55c after a few hours on ME2.
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Asmodean, is your card a reference or non-reference design?
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