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Hey guys, so I got my 6950 and unlocked it, it is fine, no artifacts running smoothly, fine, aside one issue, it heats up way too much, it gets to 90ºC what I consider too much for a 24/7 setup, now in my opinion this is due to the fan not going over 30%(if not mistaken, is around that either way), so I tried to change the bios adjusting the curve, but doesn't matter what I change in the bios has when testing nothing has changed, so basically I tune the bios, flash the card, but it remains the same.
I circumvented this problem by using afterburner fan control, but the issue with the bios is still bugging me, and would still prefer to get a solution that isn't dependent on some extra program, so any ideas?
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post #2 of 21
Mine hit 85 with the default fan profile when unlocked, but that was with heavy overvoltage and clocks. Is yours unlocked with the shader mod or the 6970 bios? 90c does seem a bit high.
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The same here man . First I hit around 70C, and now I did flashed my card, I hit 104C.
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mine hit mid 90's, I replaced the cooler with an arctic cooling fan, now under load (900/1300) around mid 60's tops. Also if I set fans to 100% I can still barely hear anything, very quiet.
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post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by AMD/ATI View Post
The same here man . First I hit around 70C, and now I did flashed my card, I hit 104C.
DAYUM!

This is the 6970 flash right and not the shader unlock?
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Nice man, I got the VF3000A installed on it, now look at the temps, that doesn't make anybody lifes better....... So I was thinking about water cooling or the cooler that you got installed.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
DAYUM!

This is the 6970 flash right and not the shader unlock?
Nope, bios Flash so the shaders are unlocked, and I know it's d^mn high.
Edited by AMD/ATI - 3/23/11 at 10:12am
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Nice man, I got the VF3000A installed on it, now look at the temps, that doesn't make anybody lifes better....... So I was thinking about water cooling or the cooler that you got installed.
I was thinking about the zalman at first, what kind of temps you getting, only downside of accelero xtreme plus is the fact that it's a three slot cooler, I
managed to fit two, snug fit though. Bottom one is practically laying on bottom mounted psu.(nzxt phantom full tower)
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post #9 of 21
First the Zalman cooler was great before flashing. On idle I hit 33C, at full load I hit around 70C. When gaming I hit around 55C. Great temps .

But, you need to do 2 modifications on the memory (FET) heat sinks to make it fit.
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Mine was at 80 degrees. Changed fan from auto (35%) to manual (55%) and its now running at 56 degrees.
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