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Hi guys!
quick little question :

What is supposed to be the idle temps of the ATI 3870X2?
because i'm starting to freak out as it's near 70c here based on CCC

I just got my new rig set up with water cooling. (only Cpu has WC for now)

Also my Maximus Extreme is at 54c idle
and Q6600 cpu is at 24c

PS : nothing has been OCed yet
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Hi guys!
quick little question :

What is supposed to be the idle temps of the ATI 3870X2?
because i'm starting to freak out as it's near 70c here based on CCC

I just got my new rig set up with water cooling. (only Cpu has WC for now)

Also my Maximus Extreme is at 54c idle
and Q6600 cpu is at 24c

PS : nothing has been OCed yet
70C idle or under load? its ok to see a dual GPU card hit 70C (all cards can take that high, but its best to try to get a little lower), now if its idleing at 70C thats a little rediclous, is the sink seated properly and fan working as it should?
    
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Download RivaTuner and set fan speed to 40 to 45 fixed.
I used to idle at 68, now I load less than that.

No need to go more as it won't cool much better, but much louder
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it's 70c idle XD
I thought they would seat their own stuff correctly, i'll take a look.
Hmmm... my setup is not helping at all. there is no vent for the bottom of the card :S

I'll try to play with fan speed thanks.

when you say 40-45, do you mean 40-45%?
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I keep mine at 40% and it stays nice and cool.
Not too loud either.
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thanks a bundle
now at 50c and lowering!
now a little question : now that i've fixed the fan speed, will it be the same under load? I mean is it not going to be frying somehow?
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no...but this is what I do.

Keep the RivaTuner monitoring open..and play some games or run 36mark06.

Then see what your max temp is. If you are ok with that..then you are set.
If you want it lower, then raise the fan speed. But I found that keeping it 40 at idle and 45 at load works out perfectly for me.
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