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I've removed my second 6970 and removed my seasonic psu and put a corsair 550w. I've also shut down the case fans and removed both side panels. My PSU died so am waiting for a stronger unit again.

Since then, my 6970 is at 62c idle and am looking at the the 80's i believe.

Any idea why?
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post #2 of 23
So a single 6970 is idling at 62 degrees and under load is in the 80's?

I haven't got a 6970 but i do have the 6950 unlocked to 6970 spec and mine Idle's at 29 degrees!

Do you still have the second 6970? If so how hot does that run? Have you tried it in the other PCI-E slot? Is it a reference cooler?
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post #3 of 23
Are you sure the fan(s) is actually spinning? Also, you should turn on manual fan control and just set it how you like, auto fan setting sucks.
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If you UBS them in the 2 16x slots there is not much space for airi circulation. If you have a third slit, through it in that one. In 8x the performance is the same.
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You have the worst luck brad.
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When in the 16x slots next to each other there is not any room for air circulation. If you have another slot move the second card.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleyW;13763032 
I've removed my second 6970 and removed my seasonic psu and put a corsair 550w. I've also shut down the case fans and removed both side panels. My PSU died so am waiting for a stronger unit again.

Since then, my 6970 is at 62c idle and am looking at the the 80's i believe.

Any idea why?
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Originally Posted by PureOC Jim;13763084 
If you UBS them in the 2 16x slots there is not much space for airi circulation. If you have a third slit, through it in that one. In 8x the performance is the same.
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Originally Posted by PureOC Jim;13763108 
When in the 16x slots next to each other there is not any room for air circulation. If you have another slot move the second card.

Literally the first thing he typed into the OP was that he has taken the second card out.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PureOC Jim;13763108 
When in the 16x slots next to each other there is not any room for air circulation. If you have another slot move the second card.

He said he's removed it completely
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If you have two monitors running at different resolutions, the clock speeds at idle are significantly higher.

My 6950 idles at 59c at 30% fan speed because I run dual monitors at 1920x1080 and 1680x1050.

With my second monitor disabled, I idle at 40 because the clocks go back down to 250/150.
    
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If you haven´t already, I suggest you download MSI Afterburner and make a custom fan profile. It won´t fix the problem, but it´ll help keep your temps down in general.
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