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i am running this 6950 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102914 and as you know, it runs very hot. is there any fan orientation that may help lower a few degrees on the gpu? i currently have a 200mm side fan, 200mm front fan, 120mm front fan, 120mm top exhaust fan, 120mm rear exhaust. for now i am not willing to crack the case open and/or installing heatsink fans because this is a work computer and i dont have any extra gpus left.
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Time for switching to water cooling
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just turn up the fan as much as it will go i guess. Side panel fan dosen't really help on those dumb blower style coolers.
    
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Adjust the fan speed curve with MSI Afterburner or Sapphire Trix. I have the same card and high 70's Celsius is normal. Otherwise you're looking at Arctic accelero Xtreme (which are quite good) or EK waterblocks.
   
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thanks, i guess there's really no way to improve temps without cracking it open. i dont want to go water cooling yet coz of lack of $$$ lol
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