Originally Posted by sniperdude
got a msi 6870 OC twin frozr recently having a small issue with it
it works fine BUT at time using MSI's default AUTO settings (without afterburner fan profile)
the card hits 90-100C under heavy load but the fans are only going at 50%
obviously i can make my own fan profile but my gripe is... why should i have to create a profile to protect the card from overheating?
anoyone else have this card and issue? or is it just me
It's like that with most of them, the default fan profile either sucks or the companies that sell these cards know something we don't. I use MSI afterburner now (was using sapphire's Trixx but when running Xfire the fan profile will only work with one card) but on certain games like BF-BC2 any 3rd party overclocking software has to be disabled or in the middle of the game you will get a lock up. So I have to open the CCC and run the manual fan controls from there and bump my fans up to like 60% to keep the cards in a good temp threshold. I would like to have the cards automatically do it but mine will stay at 20% speed until the card get's up to the danger levels (or what I think is the danger levels, like 75-80 degrees).
Most people say they do this because they want the cards to be silent, but I think they can handle higher temperatures than we think... I guess someone will have to email the manufacture to find out.