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How loud does crossfire get?

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I am thinking of going 6950 2GB crossfire. I have a arctic cooling twin 2 on my current 6950 and its dead quiet and cool. If I go crossfire I have to remove that cooler and put the stock back on. I have never heard the stock cooler on the 6950 so I really don't know how loud it is under load or idle. How loud do these cards get under load? I am using this 6950 model btw...

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It should not get too loud. It also depends on your case ( and I'm not familiar with yours)
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Don't know about that exact model, but I can tell you that the stock cooler is very loud once ramped up. On top of that it has a annoying howl at some intervals, it's very distinct at these fan speeds 34-39%, 41-44%, 46-49% can't remember past 50%. If that XFX model is anywhere near the same as the stock cooler (acoustically), then Xfire is going to be very loud.
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I could keep the fan speed at 30% and not worry about heat too much
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I could keep the fan speed at 30% and not worry about heat too much
Remember that running two cards will significantly increase the temps of both cards (both under load and idle), so even if you can run your current single card at around 30% fan @ load, when you've got two cards in there, that 30% may need become 40%.

Also, If you plan on overclocking them, you're going to need to bump up the fans even more.
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