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Ok I've been dealing with this for some time now...I have two VisionTek 5870's in crossfire and running them in eyefinity on 3 22" monitors....It's been great until here recently...Normally when I play Battlefield BC2 I increase my fan speed because the main card will reach 80+C easily during game play and will stay there the whole time...which I know isn't healthy for the card...so I usually put the fan at 60% to 80% which keeps it around 60cish degrees... Well here recently if I increase the fan speed I get some weird artifacts on my screen when just in windows....if I switch windows or anything it's like a flicker at the bottom where the taskbar is. I'm running the most recent CCC version, latest driver and latest bios on the cards. When I turn off the manual control on the fan the flickering stops.....and since it started doing that I don't even try an overclock.....my cards going bad or what?
    
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when you update your drivers are you doing uninstall driver sweep clean install?
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just did a driver sweep and reinstall of the drivers...getting ready to see what happens...
    
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your cards are becoming unstable for some reason when you manually change the fan speed. You should just leave it on Auto. GPUs can take temps up to 100C while intel specs for an i7 920 says dont go past 67C. That is just how GPUs and CPUs are, if it runs at 80C there is nothing to worry about, my 480 runs at 85-90C most of the time in games and there is nothing wrong with it at all.

I dont know why your cards are becoming unstable when you up the fan speed though, so i cannot help anymore than what i have just said.
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yea my next comment was gunna be your temps are fine on auto. I can understand why you want cooler tho. Try reseating the fan and heatsink.
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Well I just tried to run the fans at 80% like usual and, right after I set it and I heard the fans speed up, screens when scrambled and guess the cards crashed..had to reboot.....ugh......would a single 6970 be as good as my two 5870's in crossfire?
    
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yeah I just did reseat the heatsinks and fans on both...just did a big clean the other day...tho the problems existed before the big clean....I guess I'll just keep them on auto....and deal with it.....thanks for your help guys...
    
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Yea, I hate it when my GPUs freak out.
    
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Well I just tried to run the fans at 80% like usual and, right after I set it and I heard the fans speed up, screens when scrambled and guess the cards crashed..had to reboot.....ugh......would a single 6970 be as good as my two 5870's in crossfire?
no you would need to be looking at a GTX 580, 570 or 480 to match the 5870 Xfire. That being said if you grabbed 2 6970's you would see quite the improvement, and even 2 6870's would out preform your 2 5870's.
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no you would need to be looking at a GTX 580, 570 or 480 to match the 5870 Xfire. That being said if you grabbed 2 6970's you would see quite the improvement, and even 2 6870's would out preform your 2 5870's.
ugh....nvidia no support for eyefinity on a single card.....Just was looking into a single card replacement for the time being..
    
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