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Hello OCN fellows,

I got 2x msi 6950 2gb Reference cards today and temperatures goes up to 80c when they're fully using their GPU power. I think card temperature itself is fine, but they're blowing some hot airs and it makes my room temperature go up pretty high
Is there a high performance card that does NOT blow hot air ? lol
My old ati 5770 doesn't make my room temperature go up like this.
I am not really sure if I should keep them or send it back for a refund. It's hot summer in California and I don't want them to heat up my room
Your suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks!

EDIT: Yes, it is set to stock clock/fan profile. I don't really care about card temperature, but those hot air coming out makes me hot
Edited by krazyatom - 7/26/11 at 11:28pm
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post #2 of 24
Vent the exaust out a window. Would be funny lookin.

/thread.
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post #3 of 24
Open the window.



Temps seem a little on the high side, but completely safe.
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post #4 of 24
Those seem a little high. My reference 6950 never went above 65. However, I did set a custom profile though so that might be it. =P
post #5 of 24
well if they're anything like my old 6970 from msi they'll get hot no matter how high you set the fan speed and since they are all external exhaust, yes they will make a room that isn't well ventilated hot.

If i were you i'd grab myself a fan (to use on yourself) and it should make things alot better. I'd personally keep the 6950s because i'd rather have better performance than a cold room

It's up to you though.. but i say keep it and buy a nice fan to point towards youself on a hot day
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Quote:
Originally Posted by krazyatom View Post
Hello OCN fellows,

I got 2x msi 6950 2gb Reference cards today and temperatures goes up to 80c when they're fully using their GPU power. I think card temperature itself is fine, but they're blowing some hot airs and it makes my room temperature go up pretty high
Is there a high performance card that does blow hot air ? lol
My old ati 5770 doesn't make my room temperature go up like this.
I am not really sure if I should keep them or send it back for a refund. It's hot summer in California and I don't want them to heat up my room
Your suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks!

EDIT: Yes, it is set to stock clock/fan profile. I don't really care about card temperature, but those hot air coming out makes me hot
Just like my brothers computer and tv... make his room like a sauna and the rest of the house is cool.
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post #7 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Conner View Post
Vent the exaust out a window. Would be funny lookin.

/thread.
I wish I could hehe.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kora04 View Post
Open the window.



Temps seem a little on the high side, but completely safe.
Quote:
Originally Posted by EnzoLT View Post
Those seem a little high. My reference 6950 never went above 65. However, I did set a custom profile though so that might be it. =P
Yes, temperature is little high because my room ambient is little high.
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post #8 of 24
These guys are hot unfortunately. Aftermarket cooler or water helps that change dramatically, especially water.
post #9 of 24
Send them back? To where!? Those cards run at that temp. I know this because mine run around 70c when i'm playing The Witcher 2 @ ultra settings.

If you dont want them.. i'll buy one

EDIT: Also you should get them wet! I'm about to WC mine pretty soon.
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post #10 of 24
Im in CA too. It definitely is hot. Open up your windows and/or have a ceiling/floorstanding fan on. Air conditioning works too.
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