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I finally installed my Twin Turbo Pro on my 6950.

It seems to run fine while gaming, but...

When I run OCCT the card hits 85 degrees in about 1 minute.

Thoughts?
    
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That seems pretty high for one card and one monitor (assuming based on your sig). Just for reference when I tested each of my cards individually (Sapphire Dirt 3 Edition) they each idled at about 35C and peaked at about 55C while running either Heaven benchmark or 3dmark11. With two cards and three monitors (5760x1080) which typically runs a lot hotter they now idle at 45C and max out at about 75C. I believe that they are fine at anything under 90C though if that makes any difference. Also it might depend on your ambient which you didn't state. My ambient was right around 21C. Hope this helps...but let's see what other peoples experiences have been like.
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My thought is that now the card isn't exhausting the air outside of the case, it is swimming in heat. Nothing real scientific to prove that other than the mesh next to the video card on the side of the case is hot.

Do you guys think it is better to try and blow more fresh air in OR exhaust hot air out?

Putting a 200 mm fan in the panel isn't going to happen today (the D14 is too big for me to pull one of my top fans out). I thought about sticking a 120 in with good double sided tape until I can order a thin 200mm fan.
    
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Originally Posted by CerealKillah View Post

My thought is that now the card isn't exhausting the air outside of the case, it is swimming in heat. Nothing real scientific to prove that other than the mesh next to the video card on the side of the case is hot.
Do you guys think it is better to try and blow more fresh air in OR exhaust hot air out?
Putting a 200 mm fan in the panel isn't going to happen today (the D14 is too big for me to pull one of my top fans out). I thought about sticking a 120 in with good double sided tape until I can order a thin 200mm fan.

That sounds like it's not working correctly.

My 6970, with a Twin Turbo II, idles at 36c, and load is 59c at max.

Sounds like it wasn't put on correctly, or no thermal paste to me, haha.
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post #5 of 12
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Well, I think I found the problem.

I got the cooler as a Christmas present and it is a Twin Turbo Pro...not a Twin Turbo Pro II.

So sad... I should have paid better attention. Dag-nabbit!
    
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Well, I think I found the problem.
I got the cooler as a Christmas present and it is a Twin Turbo Pro...not a Twin Turbo Pro II.
So sad... I should have paid better attention. Dag-nabbit!

Yeah according to their website the one you have is rated to cool 120W whereas the Turbo II is rated at 250w. The one you have is also recommended only up to the 6870. Test it during a normal gaming scenario and see what temps it hits. If it hits 85*C during OCCT stress testing but only ~75*C during gaming I would just leave it alone.
post #7 of 12
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New Twin Turbo Pro II is on the way.

$40.00 shipped seemed like a good price and fair price to right this sin.
    
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New cooler installed and MUCH better. Now the card won't break 65 in OCCT smile.gif
    
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New cooler installed and MUCH better. Now the card won't break 65 in OCCT smile.gif

Yep, I've never managed to get my card to break 65c, even under a 945/1425 OC, it sat at 63c MAX.

Personally, I love how amazing this cooler is, but I don't like the fact that it made my card a triple slot.... It covers my other PCI-E slot, so no crossfire for me (well, I could, but I'd have to have the twin turbo rest on the other card).
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Yep, I've never managed to get my card to break 65c, even under a 945/1425 OC, it sat at 63c MAX.
Personally, I love how amazing this cooler is, but I don't like the fact that it made my card a triple slot.... It covers my other PCI-E slot, so no crossfire for me (well, I could, but I'd have to have the twin turbo rest on the other card).

Not a big deal for me. I am single-card kinda guy. smile.gif

When this 6950 isn't powerful enough...I will just replace with another decent single card solution.
    
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