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did you make sure the fan on the 6850 is working?

And that he heatsink is making good contact with the GPU?
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Well I think I "solved" the problem.

As you can see from the screenshots the info from the RPM of the Fan isn't given. I think it was not working for some reason...

I unplugged the graphics card and connected again and now after 10 min of WoW in Ultra I get the following:



Is it normal or still too much?

Thanks,
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Originally Posted by Masterwork View Post
I have a crappy HP case and it's not in an enclosure.
I've dusted the case this morning actually.
The ambient temps are around 17ºc.

I opened the side of the case and the idle temps went to 60ºc but in load it goes to 105ºc also...

If it is in fact a bugged temp sensor how can I know that for sure? And how can I fix it? Can I somehow turn off the temperature safety shut down?
Your temps will be a little higher than normal because you have an HP case, but since your ambients are 17C, I think it balances out. lol.

Put your hand near the card, and if it doesn't feel really freakin' hot, then it's a bugged sensor.

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Well I think I "solved" the problem.

As you can see from the screenshots the info from the RPM of the Fan isn't given. I think it was not working for some reason...

I unplugged the graphics card and connected again and now after 10 min of WoW in Ultra I get the following:



Is it normal or still too much?

Thanks,
Perhaps you didn't push it in all the way?
Those temps are much better. A little below normal.
post #3014 of 6939
So I was about to order an XFX 6850 but when I look at Newegg there are 4 different revisions that appear to all be in stock. Is there one that is more recommended than the others? The one with dual fans perhaps? Or the Black Edition? I'm a bit new to this, the last upgrade I had was an Nvidia 8600GT.

http://tinyurl.com/newegg6850

Thanks in advance for any and all feedback.
Edited by harvestry_of_ghosts - 2/26/11 at 3:22pm
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Originally Posted by Masterwork View Post
Well I think I "solved" the problem.

As you can see from the screenshots the info from the RPM of the Fan isn't given. I think it was not working for some reason...

I unplugged the graphics card and connected again and now after 10 min of WoW in Ultra I get the following:



Is it normal or still too much?

Thanks,
That's pretty decent for load temps actually. I get up to about 75 degrees overclocked and load.

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So I was about to order an XFX 6850 but when I look at Newegg there are 4 different revisions that appear to all be in stock. Is there one that is more recommended than the others? The one with dual fans perhaps? Or the Black Edition? I'm a bit new to this, the last upgrade I had was an Nvidia 8600GT.

http://tinyurl.com/newegg6850

Thanks in advance for any and all feedback.
I prefer dual fans for quietness. But Black Edition is pretty sweet. I think the voltage is unlocked?
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So I was about to order an XFX 6850 but when I look at Newegg there are 4 different revisions that appear to all be in stock. Is there one that is more recommended than the others? The one with dual fans perhaps? Or the Black Edition? I'm a bit new to this, the last upgrade I had was an Nvidia 8600GT.

http://tinyurl.com/newegg6850

Thanks in advance for any and all feedback.
I have heard the Black Edition is specifically meant for better overclocking. All I know is it comes with higher stock clocks. Of course, my regular old XFX6850 OCs much higher than that anyways. I would get the cheap one and OC it myself, but that's just me.
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I have heard the Black Edition is specifically meant for better overclocking. All I know is it comes with higher stock clocks. Of course, my regular old XFX6850 OCs much higher than that anyways. I would get the cheap one and OC it myself, but that's just me.
I think I'll have to agree. Unless there's major differences in VRM's or something... they all probably will overclock just as well as another. I think there's a review somewhere but I'm too lazy to find. I can't remember who did the review.
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Thanks so much for the replies. Between the dual-fan and single fan, it there much difference in cooling or is it just quieter with the dual?
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is there a reason why people seem to not be buying the msi 6870 hawk that I am unaware of?

and would it be smart to x-fire that and a msi twin frozr II 6870 on a P55 board? Or should i sell the 6870 and get a single 580 or 6970 because of the architecture of my board?
Price is a good reason not to buz the MSI 6870 Hawk? At least, it's a reason I didnät really consider it.

Which P55 board_ If it does x8/x8 speeds (a lot do, but I'm pretty sure I've seen a few that don't), it'll be fine. If one PCI-Express slot only does x4, then no. Donät use that board.

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Thanks so much for the replies. Between the dual-fan and single fan, it there much difference in cooling or is it just quieter with the dual?
The single fan is abnormally noisy even when not at load. I think its minimum cutoff is something like 40% from what I read when the 6850 came out.
They both cool well, but since the dual fan version gets rid of this issue, I'd suggest going with that. Dual fan Black Edition if it's near the price of the regular Dual Fan, and no Black Edition if not.
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MSI Radeon 6870 HAWK review by guru3d

Link: http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-ra...0-hawk-review/

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