Originally Posted by BloodTide
After installing that new BIOS idle temps increased about 15c.
I know that higher voltage = more heat but 15c?
With stock BIOS I had ~35-40c and now I have ~50c (full load 65c).
I can see that You have idle temps around 37c and max is 41c.
Raging, what radiator model do You have?
Make sure your cards are properly idling, of course. Many users see there cards stop idling and thus have to restart, re-install drivers, stop running certain apps. Sometimes multi-monitor users can only idle so much depending on how much GPU usage is required. Just re-install drivers (cleanly) and go from there.
The voltage increase is 0.037mV so I personally would not expect that much heat, I am not sure if you are on water or not.
I have currently 2x 120.3 (PA120.3 and RX360) radiators, and I am going to get a 3rd one whenever I can find the money. These cards do make heat and Oklahoma is in the middle of a record setting heat wave. Most of the country is, but I think Oklahoma/Texas started with the rising temperatures. My max temperature is around 51~52c right now. Which may not seem like much, but thats on two 120.3 radiators, the down side of radiators is they have the ability to raise room temperatures as well. So I can hit 100F in my room which is unbearable to be in. If I add another radiator, I will not lower idle temp, but I will definitely lower max temp a good 5~10c, which should make a decent difference.
Its why I am not really pushing the 590 vs 6990 thread. I hope you do all partake in that.
Palit Bioses are up!
EVGA Non-HydroCopper Specials are up!
Gigabyte / Palit BIOS data added if anyone is curious.
As always, please report any issues or problems, and I will do my best to jump all over them.Edited by RagingCain - 7/20/11 at 3:37pm