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Hey guys.

I just installed my XFX XXX 6950 1GB in my system;
Sabertooth p67
i5-2500k @ stock speeds.
Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MhZ DDR3
Corsair H60 CPU Cooler.

The problem occured when I saw that the temperatures were rising sky-high as I was watching movies @ YouTube. All of a sudden it was at 70-71C, which is not normal as I was just chilling on the web.
When I close the Flash Player, the temps fall down again to around 50-51C idle, which I think is pretty nice. As far as I know, the temperature only rises when I'm watching YouTube clips.

I've also been lurking around some other places, but couldn't find any concrete answers for solving my problem. But I did see that the new Adobe Flash Player update includes GPU Accelerator. Maybe that's the problem? There isn't any driver problems when it comes to the GPU itself? Any 3D applications starting to enhance the videos?

Please help
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It sounds like it's using hardware acceleration. You can either disable that and let it use the cpu or leave it. 70c is not much to worry about. What are your load temps under games?
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Under games its more or less around 60s-70s @ 60% fan speed while in desktop I'm at 35%. As I am new to the Catalyst Control Center, could you please assist me to how to disable the Hardware Acceleration?
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Under games its more or less around 60s-70s @ 60% fan speed while in desktop I'm at 35%. As I am new to the Catalyst Control Center, could you please assist me to how to disable the Hardware Acceleration?
Right click youtube vid and choose settings, uncheck hardware accel...
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Thank you. I did that, but it didn't seem to work. The temps are still rising, so.. I guess I have to find another way...
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It actually may be that XFX slapped on a glob of TIM and its causing it to produce more heat.
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It actually may be that XFX slapped on a glob of TIM and its causing it to produce more heat.
Which means..? Lol
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Never mind! I figured it out... for now, hehe. I just enabled Hardware Accel.. in the CCC and disabled it in Flash itself. Problem fixed. Thanks for helping me out as well!
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It actually may be that XFX slapped on a glob of TIM and its causing it to produce more heat.
Also, they put warranty stickers on the screws to the heatsink so you can't reapply TIM or else you'll void the warranty.

OP, sell your card on EBAY and never purchase XFX product ever again. And don't even think about RMA. XFX will most likely screw you over and you'll probably end up wasting time and money (shipping fee).
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Also, they put warranty stickers on the screws to the heatsink so you can't reapply TIM or else you'll void the warranty.

OP, sell your card on EBAY and never purchase XFX product ever again. And don't even think about RMA. XFX will most likely screw you over and you'll probably end up wasting time and money (shipping fee).
lol, nah man got it working now so
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