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post #3401 of 3890
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So I have some questions with my 6950. I have a reference 6950. I know reference cards are noisy and very hot, but didn't expect to be 87C when stressed on stock speed. Turning the fan to 55% drops it down to 70C. Which is good improvement, but still too hot and noisy for my taste. I am thinking about reseating my GPU, my question is that,

I disagree. Mine is at 51% fan speed and 57C, folding, and I can't really hear any whine, just a rather timid wooshing of air. I think something else is wrong.
 
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post #3402 of 3890
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I disagree. Mine is at 51% fan speed and 57C, folding, and I can't really hear any whine, just a rather timid wooshing of air. I think something else is wrong.

I've owned over six unlocked 6950s and they all were loud. The only time they weren't loud is when I wasn't using them... Then I put them under water, issue gone.
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post #3403 of 3890
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I disagree. Mine is at 51% fan speed and 57C, folding, and I can't really hear any whine, just a rather timid wooshing of air. I think something else is wrong.

Well my PC is right behind my monitor so maybe that's why. Are you using reference cooler? I think Sapphire Toxic is not a reference cooler, no?
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I've owned over six unlocked 6950s and they all were loud. The only time they weren't loud is when I wasn't using them... Then I put them under water, issue gone.

Putting GPU under water isn't an option for me (water cooling adds too much weight, I move my case around a lot). When you reapply TIM, did you spread it or did you let the pressure do the work?
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post #3404 of 3890
Mine are loud too. I just live with it. I have used AB to alter the RPM/Temp ramp for both cards. Even so, when running a full test of Prime95 and Furmark for 20 minutes with all my case fans cranked, my two 6900 cards are the loudest thing in the case. The top card hits 76c and the bottom card 69c with a 26c ambient. They're both reference cards. Sounds like the same ballpark.
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post #3405 of 3890
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Putting GPU under water isn't an option for me (water cooling adds too much weight, I move my case around a lot). When you reapply TIM, did you spread it or did you let the pressure do the work?

It depends on the type of paste. With an easy paste (more liquid) like MX2 I will do a large pea. With a thicker paste like Shin Etsu 778 I will spread it out with a credit card.
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post #3406 of 3890
Add me also ^^

I'm using my stock bios atm..
didn't really notice any performance increases with the unlock version to be honest.


I've benchmarked both of them


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what case is that? :O
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what case is that? :O

Looks like a standard HAF 932 to me. Big, ain't it? biggrin.gif
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post #3409 of 3890
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Looks like a standard HAF 932 to me. Big, ain't it? biggrin.gif

yes it is.. it's quite huge but there's a lot of room to hide cables.. thumb.gif
    
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Just finally purchased BF3 and tried it out.. the crossfired 6950 TF3's will run it on ultra all day long at 1920 x 1080 ! guess i got lucky!
 
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