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Hi, I am pretty new to overclocking, I just got intrested in it in the last 3months.

I have a pretty new asus hd6950 card, and also some temperature issues with it.

I saw some people running theirs at stable 70-75°C for hours in furmark, while they are pretty much overclocked, and the fans are just on 60%.

I am getting a stable max 85°C on everything stock, but whenever I try to overclock to 900mhz, the card becomes really hot, over 85-90°C, and I am already using fans on 70%.

I am asking you for help: is this just a sensor error, or the card is actually that hot? Also what are your experiences with this card?
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post #2 of 15
Make sure your voltage is balanced with your clocks. It does overheat if the voltage is too high or too low. I also have the same card with same age as yours... I can't tell my overclock experience because mine keeps crashing everytime except stock clocks, so your got lucky in there, I'm thinking RMA mine :/ Anyway I saw people doing 950/1375 @ 1.175V very easily with that card. (you can change your voltage by ASUS Smartdoctor ONLY)

You can easily do your research in here and good luck
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Thanks for your answer, I tried 950Mhz with 1.15V , and everything was just fine, but after 87°C it began to pixelate, and just crashed.

Also, yeah You should totally RMA that card, this is my 3rd DC2 card in 6months, because the first one had problem with its memory, the second was just a temporary 1GB version until I got this.

Edit: managed to get stable 81°C on 950MHz with 1.175, but on 85% fan speed
Edited by GamerDaPro - 8/29/11 at 1:43am
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post #4 of 15
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Bump.

I managed to flash this beast to 6970DC2, works perfectly on stock speeds, but on 950Mhz, it gets really really really hot. I can't make it run under 85°C and the temp. just keeps raising. even on 80% Fan speed.

But I am pretty happy it just works.

Edit: managed to keep it at 88°C with 70% Fan speed, and run a benchmark. (OC-ed to 950/1375)
Edited by GamerDaPro - 8/30/11 at 3:24am
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post #5 of 15
i am also have heat problem with my asus hd 6950...im not really overclocking it that much, my settings are gpu clock settings : 840 mhz , and my memory clock setting is : 1325 mhz.......and sometimes even playing world of warcraft my temps will reach like 85 C to like 89 C...any suggestions on how to fix this would be great
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i am also have heat problem with my asus hd 6950...im not really overclocking it that much, my settings are gpu clock settings : 840 mhz , and my memory clock setting is : 1325 mhz.......and sometimes even playing world of warcraft my temps will reach like 85 C to like 89 C...any suggestions on how to fix this would be great

You could've made a new thread. Anyways... first off, do you have vsync enabled?
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i have vsync disabled
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i have vsync disabled

Well enable vsync and see what happens. Your FPS must be in hundreds in a game like WOW.
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post #10 of 15
Oh and i should add that pretty much noting in my computer has overclocking turned on as im not really sure how to do it so i havnt changed any setting so as to not over heat or destroy andything
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