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I didn't! Because the fan flows the air directly over them, and also because last time I used Scythe heatsinks (on a 8800GTS), the VGA burnt with flames!
Currently, memory temps in full are about 80°C (max).
PS: with stock cooler there wasn't any heatsink.

Sorry man, I've read "memories" rather than VRM. VRM has it's cooling provided by XFX.
However new heatsinks are coming in a couple of days.
Edited by Franz5F - 1/6/13 at 4:32am
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Use afterburner. Trixx works too, but Afterburner works on multiple cards. I have been using it on a Sapphire 6950 and 6970 for over a year and it's been working fine. You can edit the speed/temp ramp and the cards respond accordingly.
Trixx won't work on multiple cards (at least it didn't the last two times I tried it). If they haven't upgraded it for multiple cards, you're better off using Afterburner now so you won't have to get used to it after you add a second card.

ur right... i didnt know this and was about to say....

fudge... i cant remember why... but i ended up hating afterburner....


Also ... im having issues getting the cards to stablize ... fan speed vs temp ... and tips?
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Installed afterburner got the cards to have custom fan settings .... cool thanks...


OCCT GPU with Memory tested (2000MB) issue

Major issue tho..... In OCCT when i test memory i get a VERY glitchy display of the circle of textures and a group of errors (700k) every so many seconds!

I dont know if this is related.... but when i was on one card doing the same test.... i'd get no errors (unless fan was too low, but then i'd get a full GPU crash; right now fan custom speeds accomodate for that and i dont crash) ... i did how ever get big FPS drops every so many seconds too.

Anyone know whats happening??

EDIT: Just tested with only 30MB in crossfire and no issues, i dont know anything on this type of issue so i dont know how that affects things!

More info on OCCT burn-in test
30 MB : No errors or glitches
500 MB : No errors or glitches
1000 MB : Screen was getting tearing
1500 MB : No errors no glitch
2000 MB : Choppy circle texture, lots of errors every 3-5 seconds

This did not happen when i was without crossfire
Edited by TheMafia - 1/6/13 at 8:54am
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Use afterburner. Trixx works too, but Afterburner works on multiple cards. I have been using it on a Sapphire 6950 and 6970 for over a year and it's been working fine. You can edit the speed/temp ramp and the cards respond accordingly.
Trixx won't work on multiple cards (at least it didn't the last two times I tried it). If they haven't upgraded it for multiple cards, you're better off using Afterburner now so you won't have to get used to it after you add a second card.


Sounds like an isolated incident.
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Sounds like an isolated incident.

TRixx did not work on both cards for me either, instead i'd apply custom to one and the other would just go into default ATI mode
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TRixx did not work on both cards for me either, instead i'd apply custom to one and the other would just go into default ATI mode

You're probably doing something wrong or interpreting what you are seeing wrong. Just applying a clock setting doesn't mean the card will run with that setting on the desktop. You have to feed it a load, otherwise powerplay will continue to have the cards downclock to idle/uvd or other powerstate.
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I ended up getting a brand new reference card on eBay for 159.99...thanks for the offer though....
Does anyone else here have experience installing a axp 2 on a 6970?....how did you do the vrms....
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i cant even find the gpu itself rofl. i moved 3 months ago and can't find the box with it. i'll get it though. get it working and if someone wants it get at me..

reference sapphire 6970 with accelero extreme plus
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You're probably doing something wrong or interpreting what you are seeing wrong. Just applying a clock setting doesn't mean the card will run with that setting on the desktop. You have to feed it a load, otherwise powerplay will continue to have the cards downclock to idle/uvd or other powerstate.

its not the overclocking thats broken, its teh fan control that is
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Was wondering if anyone could comment on what's a safe overclock for three reference 6970s in trifire? Probably not much headroom?

Thanks
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Here are my babies! XFX 6950DDs, primary VGA has a Scythe Setsugen 2 on.
I'm going to mount on them two Kraken X40! biggrin.gif
Why is this so similar to an old picture of mine...?
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