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I have 2 5850s in crossfire.

One is a Ref HIS card one is a non ref XFX card

The HIS card runs really hot. It is in the BOTTOM slot and I have replaced the TIM checked/cleaned the fan, case has plenty of airflow exc

I am seeing from HW monitor that the XFX card that runs way cooler is getting 1.36v??? and the HIS card that is running hot is getting the correct 1.09v? What????

I would change the fan profile for the card with afterburner but it locks up. I have eztune from gigabyte but it does not seem to work when I make a custom fan profile :/

I am so confused!

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XFX has a more effective cooler maybe.

Which card is on top? 1 or 2?
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XFX has a more effective cooler maybe.

Which card is on top? 1 or 2?
XFX card is on top..... its the second one in the HWM screen shot, but its the first card
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Did you check to see if the heatsink in the HIS one isn't filled with dust?
     
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Get some 120 mm fans and point it @ it. or go water cooling, Crank up the fans too. any new flash updates for the gpus. ?
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Did you check to see if the heatsink in the HIS one isn't filled with dust?
Yes.... Read my full post. I mentioned that.
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XFX card is on top..... its the second one in the HWM screen shot, but its the first card
that is really strange. usually the top card is hotter.


make sure that the HIS's heatsink is seated properly. Maybe redo thermal paste?
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that is really strange. usually the top card is hotter.


make sure that the HIS's heatsink is seated properly. Maybe redo thermal paste?
In my original post.... I have done that. Twice. Used OCZ freeze. Made no difference.
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Get some 120 mm fans and point it @ it. or go water cooling, Crank up the fans too. any new flash updates for the gpus. ?
I see nothing on HIS's website
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I think it may be time for an RMA.
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