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post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by reflex99;12426971 
I am told it is slightly better than the 6870.

For reference, the 6870 is comparable to a jet engine. Hence the reason I got an aftermarket cooler.

My 6870 on a 800D window mod runs at 40% fanspeed after 30 minutes of furmark, at 70C. Can't even hear the thing
post #12 of 31
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Originally Posted by Idra;12428439 
Does MSI afterburner work for non-MSI cards?

And was it intended to do so?

Yep it works for cards of all vendors, although they add support for MSI cards faster than non-MSI branded cards.
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post #13 of 31
It does indeed work, not sure if it was intended. And if I'm not mistaken you can change the fan speed in the Cataclyst Center.
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I run the fans at 50% on both my 6870's while gaming. I have to use headphones to hear anything. tongue.gif
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post #15 of 31
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I have no idea what the fan speed is on my 5850 but its really, really loud. Yet, my temperature is pretty high, too, at 58 degrees C. I'm not even running any intensive game atm.
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post #16 of 31
If your card is running at 58°C idle something is wrong. You tried cleaning it? How's your case, good cable magement?
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I tried adding a hard drive recently (but it was DOA) so I've cleaned it recently. Cable management should be fine. My computer isn't idling, though. I have a game running in the background but its not demanding.
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post #18 of 31
Okay, then I wouldn't be too worried. But the 5850 making a lot of noise does sound weird to me. 58 celsius is nothing though, shouldn't raise a concern before it goes over the 90 mark, and even then it shouldn't be dangerous.

The fan speed shouldn't be "really, really loud" as you describe it at that temperature. If you're sitting in a dead silent room you'll hear it for sure. I'd check the fan speeds asap if I were you.
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post #19 of 31
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According to MSI Afterburner, my fan speed was the lowest possible at 25%... and its still extremely loud.

Loud as in it drowns out the sound of every other fan in my case. It also sounds a lot louder than my brother's reference GTS 250.
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post #20 of 31
Ive got a 6950 that I am running at 880 on the core. I just installed a Thermalright Shaman on it and have not seen a temp higher than 45*. It is completely silent as well. I think I am going to like this cooler.
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