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Is it normal for my card to go full blast fan mode when i turn on my computer? The fans turn to normal after i log into my user. This doesn't happen all the time but it happens very rarely.

Yeah, its normal.
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What ever happened with your RMA ? last we heard from you, you were sending your TOXIC back to Sapphire ... did they send you a new one ? or did you just decide to keep the one you had ?
 

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Originally Posted by chrisys93 View Post

Is it normal for my card to go full blast fan mode when i turn on my computer? The fans turn to normal after i log into my user. This doesn't happen all the time but it happens very rarely.

 

Mine does this once in a great while also ... might be a safety/cleaning feature ? don't laugh, the MSI TwinFrozrIII or maybe it was only the 6970 Lightning ? I read somewhere, does a fast BACKSPIN on some StartUps from time to time to help clear/clean the DUST off the fans and keep the fan/cooler area cleaner. Kinda neat feature.

   
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What ever happened with your RMA ? last we heard from you, you were sending your TOXIC back to Sapphire ... did they send you a new one ? or did you just decide to keep the one you had ?

 

Mine does this once in a great while also ... might be a safety/cleaning feature ? don't laugh, the MSI TwinFrozrIII or maybe it was only the 6970 Lightning ? I read somewhere, does a fast BACKSPIN on some StartUps from time to time to help clear/clean the DUST off the fans and keep the fan/cooler area cleaner. Kinda neat feature.

That would be only the gtx 580 lightning 3gb version, as far as I know. But, the 6950 tf3 does ramp the fans to 100% upon startup.
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Is it normal for my card to go full blast fan mode when i turn on my computer? The fans turn to normal after i log into my user. This doesn't happen all the time but it happens very rarely.

as far as i know yes. mine has always done this from day 1!
post #745 of 1649
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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan View Post

What ever happened with your RMA ? last we heard from you, you were sending your TOXIC back to Sapphire ... did they send you a new one ? or did you just decide to keep the one you had ?

 

Mine does this once in a great while also ... might be a safety/cleaning feature ? don't laugh, the MSI TwinFrozrIII or maybe it was only the 6970 Lightning ? I read somewhere, does a fast BACKSPIN on some StartUps from time to time to help clear/clean the DUST off the fans and keep the fan/cooler area cleaner. Kinda neat feature.

Lets just say after resetting my overclock back to default the "problem" went away thumb.giflachen.gif

Besides, what would happen if I sent in a "non defective" card to sapphire? Would they sue me? lol tongue.gif
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No of course not ... at worst they'd just send you your card back and tell you they couldn't find any defect or problem.

Hopefully when you say back to default you mean you still are UNLOCKED at least ? and then you should at a minimum be able to boost the MEM clock to 1375 MHz as this would make your card 100% equal to a true HD-6970 card (880 MHz / 1375 MHz / 1536 shaders) and that's EASY for these TOXIC's cards to do ... and IF you try OC'ing again ... remember adjust the CORE clock 1st, get that as high as possible first and then back off 5-10 MHz from unstable, next adjust the MEMORY clocks 2nd, get that to unstable point and then back off 10-25 MHz, and then try to run all your stability benchmark programs as a double check. And did you ever adjust the PowerTune +20% setting in CCC ? and/or tried adjust the voltage for your OC's ? you might have just needed a bit more juice to get stability ?
 

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Lets just say after resetting my overclock back to default the "problem" went away thumb.giflachen.gif
Besides, what would happen if I sent in a "non defective" card to sapphire? Would they sue me? lol tongue.gif


 

   
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smilingsmiley.gif OK ... I went through the ENTIRE thread post by post and added a few people I missed before, so here's an update the Owners List Info ...

 

To date 12/12/2011 we have 65 Members on the Owners List (If you think I missed adding your name please PM me)

 

OF that 65 Owners we have the following ...

 

- A Total of SEVENTY-FOUR (74) HD-6950 TOXIC Edition Cards ...

SEVEN (7) of you that couldn't UNLOCK sadsmiley.gif sorry you guys.

- FIFTY-SEVEN (57) of which are confirmed UNLOCKS ! thumb.gif for an 77% successful Unlock Rate king.gif  (we were at 84% last week)

BUT we also have TWO (2) who hadn't Tried yet wackosmiley.gif  WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR it's so easy to check ?

and SIX (6) UnKnown's as they didn't report one way or another ? Please PM me or post your GPU-Z you guys sleepysmileyanim.gifso the rate COULD go up if we knew your information whistle.gif

 

- We ALSO have a total of EIGHT (8) HD-6970 {100311-2SR} Edition Cards in there

- We only have ONE (1) Guy WaterCooling his pair of TOXIC's Snorkle.gif

 

- FIFTEEN (15) of you w/ Dual TOXIC's and/or HD-6970's /or a Combo of Both cards doing CrossFireX, ONE (1) of you doing it with a HD-6990 for a TRI-Fire setup, and ONE (1) of you doing it with THREE TOXIC's for a TRI-Fire setup specool.gif

 

IF your info is OUT DATED, please PM to get it updated so we can stay current with these Results, THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE thumb.gif


Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 12/12/11 at 5:48pm
   
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Great job LA kings on keeping this club nice and organized! Sorry to be a pain in the arse but here are my current 24/7 clocks.

394

Got my OC on the card a tad higher than before:)
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Great job LA kings on keeping this club nice and organized! Sorry to be a pain in the arse but here are my current 24/7 clocks.
394
Got my OC on the card a tad higher than before:)

Nice. What volts?
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i noticed this a few days ago and thought i'd post for those of you that didn't know. you can get the bf3 expansion pack for free with sapphire select club if you dont already own it... https://www.sapphireselectclub.com/presentation/member/member_index.aspx?cid=13
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