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Had my Crossfire running for a few hours now and the second card is at 20c with the fan at 35% (Came without stickers on the card while the other card which is the same brand came with some :S) did ATi release a new cooler or is something wrong?

Thanks
Edited by R@ZOR - 7/9/08 at 9:39am
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Unless your ambient is like 5-10C, the temp reading is wrong.
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Either you havent enabled crossfire and it isn't doing anything to heat up OR its a false reading.
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Thanks, If I put the fan speed up it lowers and when I play a game it gets higher etc. Guess theres no way to fix it??
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Originally Posted by R@ZOR View Post
Thanks, If I put the fan speed up it lowers and when I play a game it gets higher etc. Guess theres no way to fix it??
that's normal, don't worry about it
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Thanks, Just one more question. I posted this in the 3Dmark 06 post but thought it would be better to post it in here. Does my 3Dmark 06 score seem right? I plan on upgrading to a quad very soon (The GPU clocks are at stock). Also if I disable Crossfire in the CS:S benchamrk I get the same FPS as when its running - around 330 at the highest settings. I'm not 100% sure that CF is running, is it or is it just a buggy driver?
Thanks

edit- lol Im probably just being a bit paranoid but want to make sure its working, I'm sure it will go up a lot when I get the quad
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Temp is reading WRONG! The lowest my temps are at idle with water is 25C in the winter time (ambient of ~15-20)

BTW I wouldn't even waste your time with 3dm06 at default res and settings.....it is so CPU bound with your cards that it may as well be a CPU test.
Edited by binormalkilla - 7/9/08 at 9:54am
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hmm... well Im not all that sure either. It looks like it could be working and that your E6600 is holding it back a bit....
    
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Thanks, before installing the second card my GPU score was around 7,500 so has gone up. When the next drivers come out I will make sure i clean them properly and see if theres any increase plus get my Quad in the next few weeks.
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I think you need to locate either the leaked cat 8.7 driver beta's or at the least the hotfix drivers.

I'm scoring 17K+ in 3d06 with 1 4870. Granted there is a quad at 3.6Ghz in there, but even still something seems low.
    
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