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Hey,


I just aquired a 6970 (used) and it seems to have some pretty high temps (unsure with temps on this card)

Idle: 30-35c (Cold room temp) and it topped 102c (! playing bf3, everything on max)


This does seems bit too high for my taste, since it has another than std cooler on it. This one to be exact:http://www.coolerkit.dk/arctic_cooli...ii-p-1836.html

So it seems strange to me.. Could it be I have to re-mount the cooler or what could be the issue here?

The card is std. xfx running 880/1375 (std)
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And 102 was with the fan spinning at 70%
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post #3 of 36
Too hot - I'd say the cooler hasn't been applied correctly.

Also, create a fan profile in afterburner. If there was ever an excuse for the fan to be at 100%, 102c is it!
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post #4 of 36
If that card has a Accelero Xtreme on it it shouldn't be getting anywhere near 100c under load unless the previous owner botched up the install.

I would suggest reseating the cooler with the proper amount of TIM and replace the thermal pads/adhesive for the VRM/RAM heatsinks.
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post #5 of 36
That's definitely too hot, especially with the Accelero on there. I have a reference model cooler and it never goes above 80C @ 925/1350 with the fan at 65%. What is the voltage set at for your card? I would try to remount the cooler and replace the thermal paste.
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post #6 of 36
reapply the thermal paste, re set the cooler and you shouldnt see temps higher then 72*c with fan set to 60% in BF3 atleast thats what Im getting. Your current temps are way to high.

EDIT: didnt read comment above mine, pretty much the same thing.
Edited by Da1Nonly - 10/31/11 at 11:23am
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post #7 of 36
When the card is 100C can you touch the cooler and see if it very hot. Mine even @ 78C it almost burns my finger.
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Thanks guys.

Never mounted a cooler on GFX before, but guess its not that hard. Can I just use normal termal paste (AC mx-4?).
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Originally Posted by IzorkX View Post
Thanks guys.

Never mounted a cooler on GFX before, but guess its not that hard. Can I just use normal termal paste (AC mx-4?).
mx4 is absolutely fine, it's things like AS5 (slightly conductive) you shouldn't use, as the paste can sometimes spill off the die.

If you're careful, you can use anything.
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Yeah it's pretty easy to mount those coolers and that paste is safe to use. Is this going in your CM 690? How well does it fit? Was thinking of getting that cooler but didn't think it would fit the case.
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