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post #1 of 18
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my Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 is running pretty hot at idle 50 C @_@
is it possible to apply some cooling to it? preferably liquid ? i know there are coolers for gpus but i dunno how they work !?
Are there any liquid coolers like h70 but for gpus ?
coz maaan h70 is great making my 1090t oced at 4.2ghz run idle at just 20C cool.gif
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post #2 of 18
Way too hot. Plus ur case is antec 1200?!?!? so u should have decent airflow. I say rma the card maybe u got a faulty one. If not i think there are water blocks for th 6970 from ek.

Edit: facepalm.jpg u mean an "all in one system like h70". Coolit onmi, i think but its meh.
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post #3 of 18
Is your card overclocked?
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post #4 of 18
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nope not oced
my amd overdrive says its at 50 c T_T dunno other software that shows gpu temps

@ Moobeej
ye got 1200a even removed the plastic cover and just left the net and threw another fan in there
im gonna try everything before trying to rma it
got warranty though.
and yes i mean all in one like H 50/70 but for gpu coz h70 is a beast did prime95 for half an hour torture test
max temp 38C biggrin.gif

If its matters im running 1 27" and 1 19" monitors via DVI cables
Edited by StormXLR - 2/24/11 at 5:55am
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post #5 of 18
It's fine. My 5850 idles at around 52C. Don't worry about it unless you see it go over 80C under load.
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post #6 of 18
My 6950 is idling at 40 C, but that's with a fan blowing straight at it. 50 doesn't sound too high, but I'd expect it to be lower. I'm afraid an aftermarket cooler isn't a real solution to your card's temp. What's the fan speed set to?
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post #7 of 18
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no idea about gpu fan speed dunno how to check
the clock for gpu are
Engine 500 mhz
mem 1375
voltage 1 ( wierd? )
temp 50-51c
via AMD overdrive
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post #8 of 18
my 6950 idles at 45C with 20% fan speed so i think your card is just fine
post #9 of 18
You can see the fan speed in Overdrive.
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by StormXLR;12506858 
no idea about gpu fan speed dunno how to check
the clock for gpu are
Engine 500 mhz
mem 1375
voltage 1 ( wierd? )
temp 50-51c
via AMD overdrive

doesnt 6970 have 860 mhz core clock not 500
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