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Well for one, the idle temp has never dropped below 37%, I have an intake fan right near the card at 2000 RPM. Secondly, if a game is runnign at higher than 60 fps, the card thinks it needs to go crazy high in load temps, such as 96c in DS2, yeah Dead Space 2. 96c without Vsync.
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Goose, do you know how to change the vid card fan speed in catalyst?
Yeah, you need to get than fan speed in line. Also if you're consistently seeing way over 60 fps in a game then turning Vsync on is always a good idea. It gives your card a break due to the fact that it doesn't need to render unnecessary frames for output to your monitor.

Like I said. Try to set it for 1% fan for every degree. You'll see good temps in no time.
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Hey tsm106, thanks for the reply. Yeah, under the AMD overdrive right? I've changed the fanspeed in Afterburner to 40% fan.
40% static is not fast enough to dissipate the heat generated by a 6970 under full game load.

In fact on Auto fan you were probably seeing more fan speed than that.

40% didn't even keep my 6870 under 70*c gaming.
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Make a graph somewhat like this:

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Hey tsm106, thanks for the reply. Yeah, under the AMD overdrive right? I've changed the fanspeed in Afterburner to 40% fan.
Disable AB for now because there's a bug in it where it won't apply fan profiles. The latest beta fixes that but just close the app for the meantime.

Change fan speed in overdrive to 80% in manual mode. Gotta hit the enable manual fan box or something. The fan should get freaking loud. Let us know.
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Here's my 2 cents....

IT'S ALL A STATE OF MIND. High idle temps don't matter as much as low load temps..


An example:

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OH NO!! MY LOAD TEMP IS 76c AND MY IDLE TEMP IS ONLY 2 DEGREES LOWER!!! HELP!?
***!!??

but, another way to say it is;

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YEAH!!! MY IDLE TEMP IS 74c AND MY LOAD TEMP IS ONLY 2 DEGREES HIGHER!!! Wooo!!
Now, wasn't that better?
    
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Try modding a BIOS to allow full-range fan speed control and make a fan profile in MSi Afterburner.
 
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Ok, yeah, the fan at 80 is unbearable.
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Ok, yeah, the fan at 80 is unbearable.
Set it to 55-60%, and it should be tolerable.
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Do you guys have your computers next to you?
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Do you guys have your computers next to you?
Haha, it's still loud huh? When I ran a single card on air it was set to 45%. You gotta play with it find your sweet spot, where it's tolerable.
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