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I took it back to the shop (again)and it had diagnostics ran on it, due to a buzzing annoyance in my 6970 XFX. Card was defective blah blah. Question: Why do I get ridiculously high temps and and a loud fan at very high FPS? I was just playing Dead Space 2 on Max, and with Vsync off, my fan started to kick in, and when it kicks in, it gets loud. Do i keep getting defective cards? Or is something else wrong with my system? I have the CM 690 Advanced II case and 3 fans in it as well, so I don't see why cooling is such an issue....please help, what is the meaning of this? If i do get some replies I have further questions on Vsync. Thanks.
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I took it back to the shop (again)and it had diagnostics ran on it, due to a buzzing annoyance in my 6970 XFX. Card was defective blah blah. Question: Why do I get ridiculously high temps and and a loud fan at very high FPS? I was just playing Dead Space 2 on Max, and with Vsync off, my fan started to kick in, and when it kicks in, it gets loud. Do i keep getting defective cards? Or is something else wrong with my system? I have the CM 690 Advanced II case and 3 fans in it as well, so I don't see why cooling is such an issue....please help, what is the meaning of this? If i do get some replies I have further questions on Vsync. Thanks.
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Ok, there it is. Thanks.
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It's normal for the fans to spool up under heavy GPU load. My old 4850x2 was like a jet engine. What temps are you getting under load?
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93c I had on Dead Space 2, without Vsync.
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post #6 of 18
Quote:
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93c I had on Dead Space 2, without Vsync.
Vsync doesnt make temps higher...
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post #7 of 18
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If I put Vsync the fan doesn't startup crazy and it doesn't go nuts. I get 120+ FPS in DS2 without Vsync.
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Just wondering why this is with this card?
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post #9 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoosePants View Post
If I put Vsync the fan doesn't startup crazy and it doesn't go nuts. I get 120+ FPS in DS2 without Vsync.
vsync syncs the framerate to 60fps because the monitor is 60hz, so less things are calculated so less stress on the card = less heat
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post #10 of 18
Try putting a custom fan profile on MSI Afterburner so that it goes up gradually. I have 2 HD6950 in crossfire and I maybe get 60-70C while playing Dead Space 2 on max everything, and you only have 1 at those temps. Have you checked the airflow to the card, is it clear of all cables and stuff, and can you feel the case fans actually sucking in air to feed the card with cold air
    
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