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Why am I never add to the list dispute adding boat loads of proof?

Because the OP doesn't look at the thread anymore. If you want... pm a mod about it. Though I don't think anyone's going to take over.
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Well i'm back guys!
I've now got 2x 6850 Cyclones from MSI. - I put the 6870 Hawk into a friends build - and ordered a new 6850 Cyclone for myself!
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6870 Ready and packed! - I got a new bag, it's the Tt eSports Dragon bag. It's quite amazing, not just for school books either! thumb.gif Excellent quality.
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Hello 6850 Cyclone! wink.gif
Why does my retail 6850 have Japanese stickers on it? Most of the manuals are in Japanese too.. Theres some sort of Japanese competition also.. (My GF knows some Japanese) - Also note it says V2? The other packaging doesn't say that it's V2 so i'm assuming ones V1 and ones V2..
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Both of them installed! The PCB's look identical.. If they're not they are VERY similar..
My main problem here isn't that anyway, they seem to both like running on stock volts @ 900MHz. The problem is heat.. They run stock fine at 860MHz but that's still quite hot. Maxing about 64c/72c in Kombustor (Fullscreen). I've got a HAF 932 as per the sig rig and i have 2x side fans for it. I may plan on purchasing more. But it's not really needed right now.. - I've also felt the heat output of the cards (they push the air out). But having the sidefans pull air out makes it hotter? This really confuses me..
I've been moving the fans around, but to no avail i can't seem to lower my temps, has anyone got any suggestions for this? They're both 120MM and about the same specs on each fan. - Ones a 120mm Coolermaster 3 pin, the others the stock one with the Hyper 212+.
I know at stock with the side panel off the top card gets to 78c - Before i closed kombustor anyway.
My next problem is i just checked and you know how i said "I think ones a different revision".. Well it is, (i think) the BIOS' are slightly different.
Card 1 (V1) - 0.13.012.000.013.000000
Card 2 (V2) - 0.13.012.000.028.000000
Should i flash the supposedly newer bios to the first one? I have a bios switch to make sure, and i'll make backups. If anything goes terribly wrong i can borrow a friends 6950 and flash them both! tongue.gif
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
EDIT: MSI Live Update 5 shows no updates for either card.. Sigh
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I have a suggestion that worked great for me.Adding a fan to the back helped more than 4 fans on the door.
picture.php?albumid=3504&pictureid=25326
You may want to give this a read too.
http://www.overclock.net/t/850691/official-amd-radeon-hd-6850-6870-owners-thread/4180#post_15012967
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I have a suggestion that worked great for me.Adding a fan to the back helped more than 4 fans on the door.
picture.php?albumid=3504&pictureid=25326
You may want to give this a read too.
http://www.overclock.net/t/850691/official-amd-radeon-hd-6850-6870-owners-thread/4180#post_15012967

I did this too, it dropped my card temps about 10 degrees.
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I have a suggestion that worked great for me.Adding a fan to the back helped more than 4 fans on the door.
picture.php?albumid=3504&pictureid=25326
You may want to give this a read too.
http://www.overclock.net/t/850691/official-amd-radeon-hd-6850-6870-owners-thread/4180#post_15012967

Yes.. But the problem here is my cards don't push air out the back. They just throw it around the case D:

I may try it anyway! Thankyou for the suggestion! smile.gif
 
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Yes.. But the problem here is my cards don't push air out the back. They just throw it around the case D:
I may try it anyway! Thankyou for the suggestion! smile.gif

Most if not all of the coolers for the 6850 throw the heat around as you put it.My stock and aftermarket coolers blow out in all directions.If you had reference coolers that blow all the heat out the back I dont think the fan would help as much.
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Most if not all of the coolers for the 6850 throw the heat around as you put it.My stock and aftermarket coolers blow out in all directions.If you had reference coolers that blow all the heat out the back I dont think the fan would help as much.

Hmmmm, okay. I'll see if that does anything. The thing that made me think that it wouldn't work well was because they have "MSI" embossed in the back. If i can drop 5-10c i'll be happy.

How did you go about mounting the fans? Cable tied is assumed, but what did you cable tie it to? rolleyes.gif
 
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News break: Just installed a Kuhler on my 6850. Prior to installation my load temps was 57c. Afterwards, it's now 43c at load. Clocks at 980/1100 for now. I'll see if it'll oc some more tomorrow. biggrin.gif

And cable ties are lifesavers....
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News break: Just installed a Kuhler on my 6850. Prior to installation my load temps was 57c. Afterwards, it's now 43c at load. Clocks at 980/1100 for now. I'll see if it'll oc some more tomorrow. biggrin.gif

And cable ties are lifesavers....

Sounds great, I'm too interested in gettin' one for my Hawk.
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Sounds great, I'm too interested in gettin' one for my Hawk.
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Got an MSI HD6870 OC card, runs great! Will update this post with pics when/if i remember
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