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Lower the settings? what? heresy!

I've had it for a year or two. I don't remember exactly.
 
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Really? How long have you had yours. I've had mine for a little over a year and I've got no issues :O

I do clean mine and I don't run them past 60% Speed. I'm usually able to keep my temps around 60c, any higher than that and I lower the Graphics Settings!

Oh and HI GUYS biggrin.gif I've submitted my... requirements? And I'd like to slap the banner in my Signiture biggrin.gif

I am impressed with this GPU non the less, for $200 new it's been a hell of a good unit! handles every game I throw at it with Mid-High Settings and 60fps. Although as I said before, I don't push it to hard. I like to keep my load under 85%,

Still I threw a 3Dmark at it yesterday, and I was satisfied with my results. But non the less hello to you all!


I've heard of dirt 3 fans dying a good bit.

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I have reference HD6970 cards, and I really don't worry about the blowers failing. If they did I would just pick up a 3rd party cooling solution.
My cards routinely go over 60c (in fact they will hit 80c on a good day) but usually they are in the 70s while gaming. They used to be in the 80s before I added a couple of extra cooling fans to my case. Of course, being reference cards, they really spin up and sound like a jet about to take off when they really warm up.

Why would you purchase expensive video cards just to turn down the detail when they warm up? Unless you're overclocking them, they should be built to take all the stress caused by the maximum detail levels they can handle.

If your fans are failing, and if you have kept them in good condition and clean, then if I were in your position I would complain to the manufacturer. End of life for a video card should be because it's too old to handle the newest games, not because the fan has died years before the card is considered out-of-date. This is especially true if there has been a rash of fan failures amongst owners. They should at least offer to send you a new cooler for it.
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IDK if I said it before, but sapphire sold me a new stock cooler for very cheap. its like having a new card again. now my reference HIS 6950 is a total beast. unlocked, and running at 930MHz, it's quite boss. I've not had a dual slot reference blower die on me yet (but tons of single slot reference cards have quit on me - X850, lots of the little craptastic cards that barely need fans, single slot X1x00 cards etc). probably because there's room for good bearings in the big boy cards.
 
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Lower the settings? what? heresy!

I've had it for a year or two. I don't remember exactly.

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I have reference HD6970 cards, and I really don't worry about the blowers failing. If they did I would just pick up a 3rd party cooling solution.
My cards routinely go over 60c (in fact they will hit 80c on a good day) but usually they are in the 70s while gaming. They used to be in the 80s before I added a couple of extra cooling fans to my case. Of course, being reference cards, they really spin up and sound like a jet about to take off when they really warm up.

Why would you purchase expensive video cards just to turn down the detail when they warm up? Unless you're overclocking them, they should be built to take all the stress caused by the maximum detail levels they can handle.

If your fans are failing, and if you have kept them in good condition and clean, then if I were in your position I would complain to the manufacturer. End of life for a video card should be because it's too old to handle the newest games, not because the fan has died years before the card is considered out-of-date. This is especially true if there has been a rash of fan failures amongst owners. They should at least offer to send you a new cooler for it.

Why because it's my first pc and I don't have the money to replace the fans q.q

The only time I use 100% of the card is when I'm emulating, and the poor thing isn't powerful enough to upscale and Re redner Wii Emulation yet >.>
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IDK if I said it before, but sapphire sold me a new stock cooler for very cheap. its like having a new card again. now my reference HIS 6950 is a total beast. unlocked, and running at 930MHz, it's quite boss. I've not had a dual slot reference blower die on me yet (but tons of single slot reference cards have quit on me - X850, lots of the little craptastic cards that barely need fans, single slot X1x00 cards etc). probably because there's room for good bearings in the big boy cards.

That's been my experience as well. Only the cheap cards seem to have failed fans, while the pricy cards have hung in there.
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Why because it's my first pc and I don't have the money to replace the fans q.q

The only time I use 100% of the card is when I'm emulating, and the poor thing isn't powerful enough to upscale and Re redner Wii Emulation yet >.>

chop 'em off and zip tie some 80mm case fans to it! cooling is cooling. I have a massive blower in my drive bay because it pulls down MB & VRM temps by 10C:



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chop 'em off and zip tie some 80mm case fans to it! cooling is cooling. I have a massive blower in my drive bay because it pulls down MB & VRM temps by 10C:



#noshame

Id say #takincareofbuisness there my friend. My concern is my case is too darn small frown.gif The 6950 barley fits as is. N With my after market cpu cooler ive got even less room >.>
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Id say #takincareofbuisness there my friend. My concern is my case is too darn small frown.gif The 6950 barley fits as is. N With my after market cpu cooler ive got even less room >.>

pics? i'm curious.
 
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pics? i'm curious.

Im soon to take her apart an install a new hdd n give her a cleanibg will post then...
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