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I got good news

I sent Sapphire an email because honestly I dont like the fact that you cannot change the stock cooler without voiding warranty & this is what I got so now im pleased that I can play around with cooling options more
That has always been the case. Also you want to set up fan profile in AB. Mine maxes out at 72C.
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post #22 of 28
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Yeah I set a fan profile already. Idle @ 30% and I never go over 45% fan speed. @ full load it tops out around 74c. See I also didnt know that because once you take the cooler off you gotta change thermal so it would be obvious to them it was taken off. Thus voiding warranty.

So im glad i didnt bork my warranty
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/17/11 at 4:53pm
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post #23 of 28
everyone is missleading u here , running ur card at 80+c is not going to be any good and will probably degrade ur performace .. the 6950 has a high powered fan for a reason , most people complain about it being too loud so they dont go over 40% .. set the fan to 50-60% and ur card will remain in the 60's , low 70's .

idle ur card shuld be around 43c with 2d clocks , looks to me like ur clocks are stuck in 3d so its ideling hot ...
    
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Actually I contacted Sapphire themselves & was told that Temps up to 95c are safe but not to go over 95c. This is coming from a Sapphire tech that ive been talking to the past few days. Actually the Sapphire tech told me that almost ALL 6950s will run around 88c @ full load.

Im going to trust their word over anyone else & to be honest i dont know how to set the clocks to 2D or 3D i just leave it as is
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/17/11 at 5:04pm
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What are your ambient temps? Default fan profile is pretty conservative. I was getting 80c in a 22c room default and fan wasn't over 35%. Sweet spot for me was 80c at 50%. during gaming it's usually 76C at 43%. But that's with 950 core clock and unlocked shaders.
Edited by compudaze - 2/17/11 at 5:04pm
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I am running x1 120mm fan in the rear, x1 in the front x1 on the side panel & x2 140mm on top of the case. So cooling shouldnt be a problem inside my case. I just got the new fans today from Jab-tech so I just got them installed a couple of hours ago. The way I was running my case before was like this

My problem is, is that I dont like Side panels at all so it becomes an issue for me to put it on the case. Trying to decide on a better case or option to maybe replace the entire case & go with a tech bench instead.


Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/17/11 at 5:13pm
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post #27 of 28
my stock asus heatsink under a furmark burn went up to 90c, and the fan stayed below 40% on auto.
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post #28 of 28
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im not worried about the temps anymore really. when I have the fan on auto it will stay around 86-88c full load but with my new fan profile I made in afterburner at full load 47% fan speed im around 72c so its perfect. I also Mounted a fan in my Bay under my DVD rom pointing over the heatsink so blow the hot air off the heatsink and out the back of my case.
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