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i hear that the 5970 is ridiculously hot and the VRM's are scorching hot is this true and will me cranking fan to 100% 24/7 keep the temps under 73C load and 50-60C idle?


thanks

EDIT will i be able to bring the card to 850MHz core and 1200MHz mem?
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rlx, 5970 is hot but you dont need to be that scared. You will be fine.
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rlx, 5970 is hot but you dont need to be that scared. You will be fine.
that's good i kept reading horror stories on Google about the card being so hot it throttles back with any load its a relief to know that's all bull
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This thing is very quite to begin with, so yeh. Plus changing out the TIM makes a difference. It throttles down at 100C I believe.
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This thing is very quite to begin with, so yeh. Plus changing out the TIM makes a difference. It throttles down at 100C I believe.
yes. It is not like it is going to explode...
just do the regular stuff , change the TIM and make sure it is getting some "good quality " air..
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yes. It is not like it is going to explode...
just do the regular stuff , change the TIM and make sure it is getting some "good quality " air..
oh yeah i am getting some TX-3 extreme T.I.M with it
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post #7 of 10
VRM temps are the biggest issue while running things that heavily stress the card.
I get 900 MHz stable on the core with 1.187v.
    
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This thing is very quite to begin with, so yeh. Plus changing out the TIM makes a difference. It throttles down at 100C I believe.
Did changing the TIM help you very much? I changed the TIM on my 5850s I was running in CF and the temps didn't change. In fact, when I pulled the heatsinks, I was imnpressed at how well the stock TIM was applied.

I'm installing my 5970 tomorrow and wasn't planning on reapplying the TIM.
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so far I haven't seen it over 90 when it's load. So I haven't met any throttle down with my card. I think this is normal cause it has 2 gpu. look at nvidias cards temperatures. but It must be excepted that its fan noise is frustrating When it is working %30 load
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Highest mine got was 85 on furmark with fan at 70, but while gaming it never gets above 80 with the fan at 50-60. Even overclocked to 950/1150 with 1.25 volts.
    
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