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Thanks then Glad to know I can do it. I won't OC unless it's necessary.
Well, if you have good CPU cooling, bump the 950 up to 3.6-3.7Ghz. Should run fine with 6970s.
     
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I went to 4.0. My temps went to 84 on like half load. I just bught new **** today for it though I'm getting 74 max temps on Prime95 on max load. is this good temps? Im not overclocked yet. I want to so bad.
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Well i've been looking. I wanna sell my 580. It's too much trouble and not enough power to run games like I want. I can only run World of Warcraft maxed at like 65 fps. It's not enough throttle for me. I could get 450 for my card and i already have 235. So i could have plenty to get 2 6970's. BUT i heard that Nvidia drivers and cards are easier to use and update than ATI. And that ATI is for colors and graphics where as Nvidia is for speed and framerate. Anyone wanna concur?

You wanna jump to 2 6970's just for more FPS in WoW?
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Well not only WoW. But yes mostly. Crysis I get like 40. Most games I can max out. Some better than others. Some worse than others. All I know is for almost the same price I can get better.
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I went to 4.0. My temps went to 84 on like half load. I just bught new **** today for it though I'm getting 74 max temps on Prime95 on max load. is this good temps? Im not overclocked yet. I want to so bad.
It's safe, but up there. Unless you're going to have your CPU running high load programs all the time, it should be fine. Watercooling will keep that CPU in check in the mid 50s to low 60s under highest load tests, but that another topic.
     
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yeh I'm on air cooling with a thermal take Spin Q. Cost 70 bucks. So far I'm idling high 30's to low 40's. And using Arctic Silver. hopefully it goes down after the 200 hour burn test.
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yeh I'm on air cooling with a thermal take Spin Q. Cost 70 bucks. So far I'm idling high 30's to low 40's. And using Arctic Silver. hopefully it goes down after the 200 hour burn test.
I think the Prolimatech Megahelems is better than the SpinQ. It's a large cooler, but most consider it to be one of the best air coolers. I think it comes with Prolimatech's PK-1 TIM, which is also very good. MX-2, MX-4, Shin Etsu and PK-1 TIMs IMO outperform AS5.
     
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Well I'm not buying things online. Are any of those available in retail stores? I can return this cooler. It's working great but it scares me. it uses the plastic turny knobs they suck.
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You can run non reference coolers as long as you have a good case. I run 2 OC'd non-reference cooled 580's and my load temps never go above 62*c. It's all about the 166cfm side fan. ^_^
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you'll need to get them wet!
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