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I have two MSI 6870s; what fan speeds are people running on these cards? They still get a little warm for my liking, I have started overclocking them - results here.

Also are there any tricks in MSI Afterburner I should know about, because it seems a little rusty sometimes when working with crossfired cards.


Thanks,
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I have two MSI 6870s; what fan speeds are people running on these cards? They still get a little warm for my liking, I have started overclocking them - results here.
Also are there any tricks in MSI Afterburner I should know about, because it seems a little rusty sometimes when working with crossfired cards.
Thanks,
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I run my Sapphire card around 45-50% fan speed.
I never go over 62c
    
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I run my Sapphire card around 45-50% fan speed.
I never go over 62c

which cooler does yours have
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I have two MSI 6870s; what fan speeds are people running on these cards? They still get a little warm for my liking, I have started overclocking them - results here.
Also are there any tricks in MSI Afterburner I should know about, because it seems a little rusty sometimes when working with crossfired cards.
Thanks,
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The Hawk? Mine runs VERY hot. 74c not even overclocked. It's not my case cooling either.. I'm going to reapply TIM when i fix a friends PC.. (I need to re-mount his hyper 212+)
 
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The Hawk? Mine runs VERY hot. 74c not even overclocked. It's not my case cooling either.. I'm going to reapply TIM when i fix a friends PC.. (I need to re-mount his hyper 212+)

See I did that on one of mine already tongue.gif and it made stuff all difference
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mine hits 72C @ 60% speed, 24C ambient
that's with arctic silver 5, stock fan, a 120mm on the heatsink (shroud removed), and a 120mm on the side panel blowing in
3 heatpipes really isnt enough for it imo
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I have two MSI 6870s; what fan speeds are people running on these cards? They still get a little warm for my liking, I have started overclocking them - results here.

Also are there any tricks in MSI Afterburner I should know about, because it seems a little rusty sometimes when working with crossfired cards.


Thanks,
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Are the two 6870's running at the same speeds? And (important) did you check if it's enabled the box for "Synchronize settings for similar graphics processors"? Might wanna disable the ULPS (ultra low power state) of your second video card. If so, run regedit and find & modify the value of any "enableulps" voice from 1 to 0. wink.gif
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which cooler does yours have

Non-Ref Sapphire cooler.
    
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Are the two 6870's running at the same speeds? And (important) did you check if it's enabled the box for "Synchronize settings for similar graphics processors"? Might wanna disable the ULPS (ultra low power state) of your second video card. If so, run regedit and find & modify the value of any "enableulps" voice from 1 to 0. wink.gif

I didn't do this and it's fine!
I also get little to no micro-stuttering, unless i can't notice it having a 6850 and a 6870 fixes the micro stuttering issue.. Which i'm glad of!

EDIT: I also don't sync settings as i leave my 6850 at 1Ghz and the 6870 a 930mhz..
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I didn't do this and it's fine!
I also get little to no micro-stuttering, unless i can't notice it having a 6850 and a 6870 fixes the micro stuttering issue.. Which i'm glad of!
EDIT: I also don't sync settings as i leave my 6850 at 1Ghz and the 6870 a 930mhz..

I also experience no micro stuttering with my crossfire 6850.
Also people still confuse the New Crossfire that AMD developed with the Old Crossfire/Sli. You dont need to have the exact same clocks on the cards and no it will not downclock to the lower clocked card.
Also you can crossfire 6850 with a 6870 like Matt did and use all of the shaders on both cards. Crossfire has become flexible, If you want to check some proofs about it check the 68xx series overclockers club, I posted some links on it regarding this subject.

Cheers Matt, Im glad you went with the 6870 for your crossfire and you been having a positive experience.
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