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im thinkin about upgrading the fan on it so i can hopefully get better performance and lower temps. i am afraid to overclock it right now should i be? and does anyone know any good aftermarket fans for this card? ive read thermaltake shaman will fit. any others
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What kind of temps are we talking about?

My card loads up to 92C in Furmark, but really nothing to be afraid of.
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yea im running like 80-90c! just seems a little high to me. do you have yours OC'd at all?
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Unlocked to stock 6970 speeds.
I think I recall OCing it to something like 925 core or so when I first got it but it ended up around the same temps.

Amusing how the default fan profile is only around 50% duty even at those temps.
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Originally Posted by squishy18 View Post
im thinkin about upgrading the fan on it so i can hopefully get better performance and lower temps. i am afraid to overclock it right now should i be? and does anyone know any good aftermarket fans for this card? ive read thermaltake shaman will fit. any others
If you have to ask, I'd highly recommend not putting on an aftermarket cooler. Chances of frying your card are very high if you've never done it before.

Try raising your fan duty cycle first.
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i never run past 80 degrees, even over a constant 85 degrees you have nothing to worry with these cards.

i made an fan profile with MSI Afterburner and the fan never gets above 38% and temps hover around 78 degrees and thats in crossfire.
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post #7 of 9
I run the Shaman on my 6950 overclocked to 900/1300 and I never see my temp over 53. Most of the time it is in the 40's.
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my 6970 idles at 59 eyefinity. I use afterburner to set the idle speeds to 1.0v 500/1375. OC is 1.3v 960/1500 and never goes over 80. Its a little noisy but I wear earphones. I plan on getting ARCTIC COOLING Accelero XTREME Plus to hopefully lower the idle temps, they are just way to high for 24/7
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make sure you dont have stuck clocks, i had this now it runs like butta.
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