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post #21 of 36
It the card does not feel hot its a bad sensor. When my HD 6970 hit 78C with AXP (Same Cooler) The PCB was way too hot to touch, The cooler itself was aslo hot and you could feel the heat. If yours is not very hot that the card is fine. Also might want to check GPU-Z. Go to Sensors Tab and Make a Screen Shoot and post it here.
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I tapped out of BF3 and took a pic as fast as I could...


I tried touching the card again, it was hotter than before, but I could still keep my hand there, wasnt "that" hot.
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post #23 of 36
Have you looked to make sure the fans are actually going? I've had an Accelero with a bad fan for a 4850 that would still keep it somewhat cool passively.

In GPU-Z check the box to continue refreshing in background. You can also click on the individual sensors to cycle through min, max, average, and current. Try playing BF3 again and check the max clocks, fan speed/rpm, and VDDC.
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All i could really say now is really bad cable management and no airflow to the card. You probably need to have a intake fan for fresh air to the GPU.
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The cable management is perfect, theres absolutely no cables in the way. Thing is the back"platers" for the graphic cards, im missing a few and can first get them in a few days. Also theres PLENTY(ALOT) of dust, and I will clean it soon..

With that fixed, I cant do anything elsse.. I think it will fix the airflow and ill see how it will do.
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I will try to get my hands on a std. cooler and see how that performs (I need a std cooler anyways, since if I want to go CF, I need to have std coolers, i dont have the space for the others because of my thick rad)

But I was lucky, I got the card for 100 bucks.. costs 500 here in denmark new..
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The cable management is perfect, theres absolutely no cables in the way. Thing is the back"platers" for the graphic cards, im missing a few and can first get them in a few days. Also theres PLENTY(ALOT) of dust, and I will clean it soon..

With that fixed, I cant do anything elsse.. I think it will fix the airflow and ill see how it will do.
I'm not sure what you mean by back platers but if the heatsink is full of dust that could very well be the culprit. All of that dust will kind of act like insulation and keep the heat from escaping. Definitely give it a good dusting asap.

Btw, just fyi the stock coolers are pretty loud. One of the reasons I'm going to water.
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back plates **

The ports on the back of the case, I dont know the name for them.

I've cleaned it now and will test it soon.
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Just tried 5 minutes of BF3 and it got to 89c. So it defently helped.

But I just noticed at the end of the cooler, the seller has cut in the cooler pipes, probaly to make it fit in his case.. Could this be whats making it so hot?


- But 89-95c is safe long term, right?
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GPU itself can withstand upto 120c but not the other parts. How about taking a picture of your card and the damaged/cut location ?
Edited by Catscratch - 11/1/11 at 6:49am
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