Originally Posted by Matt-Matt
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!
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!
Hello 6850 Cyclone!
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..
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
Card 2 (V2) - 0.13.012.000.028
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!
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
EDIT: MSI Live Update 5 shows no updates for either card.. Sigh