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I jsut got my 6950 today I think the temps are a bit high @ full load. Even before the Shader unlock I ran GPUZ to notice the card running at 52c idle & with furmark it maxed out around 88c.

I tested the same thing with the shader unlock @ its exactly the same no difference 52c - 88c full load. this is 5 Mins of Furmark.

What do you guys think. I am almost considering stripping the card & redoing the thermal with Shin Etsu x23
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post #2 of 28
That sounds about right. 88c isnt anything to drastically worry about. Open up HW monitor or something that tracks your GPU temps (MSI afterburner works too) and play a game for an hour. See if your temps are that high in game.

Remember, when youre using programs like Furmark it will stress the GPU quite a bit more than normal gaming and browsing.

If they are that high in game, you could add a fan inside the case to help the GPU cool.

Another thing you can do is use MSI Afterburner to set up a custom fan profile. When I use stock fan settings in furmark my GPU's go to 85-87c. When I set it to run a custom profile they top out at 70c.
Edited by M0E - 2/11/11 at 6:14pm
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how do i test temps in game just run it for awhile then alt-tab out and check?

HW monitor shows temps idling at 47c so ill go play awhile to see what they get ingame
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/11/11 at 6:19pm
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post #4 of 28
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how do i test temps in game just run it for awhile then alt-tab out and check?
Yep, exactly. HW Monitor will have a temp listed as "Max", "Min" and "Current or average". Youre looking for Max while gaming. Play for 30 min to an hour and tab out or exit the game and check that temp.


MSI Afterburner will have one of three options.
1)if you have a logitec G series with LCD monitor you can set it to show you temps, clocks, fan speeds, whatever you want.
2)You can set it to log the temps to file.
3)You can simply look at the graph and trace it to see how high temps became.
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Check if you got some loose screws. Sometimes happens and that increases your temps.
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ok i played around 20 minutes of bad company 2 & the max temp that HW monitor was showing was 80c I could of played longer but im going to give this card a look over to make sure its all good
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There is nothing wrong with that card. Those temps are fine. If you start to take it apart and change out thermal paste, remove the shroud, ect...you run the risk of actually making it unable to sustain its current temps. Also, you run the risk of voiding your warranty which you should check into before you start to take things apart that arent broken
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how do i test temps in game just run it for awhile then alt-tab out and check?

HW monitor shows temps idling at 47c so ill go play awhile to see what they get ingame
Set AB to display yer temp OSD(in monitoring), Fraps style.
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ok i went ahead and changed the thermal to shin etsu x23. according to HW monitor here is the before 7 after. I saw a 5% drop by switching thermal I know you guys said not to but i would of done it anyways.

Before
Idle: 48c
Load: 88c (5 mins Furmark)
Gaming 80c (20 mins battlefield BC2)

After
Idle: 43c
Load: 83c (5 mins Furmark)
Gaming 75c (20 mins battlefield BC2)

right now according to GPU-Z I am running 43c @ 27c @ idle
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/11/11 at 7:46pm
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