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i have flashed my 6950 to a 6970 bios successfully, but i'm a little concerned when it comes to temperatures.

I've been Running it at 880/1375, and i have been getting temperatures of ~85c in games and 92c in furmark.

I know furmark puts a lot of stress on the gpu so i'm not as concerned about the temperature in furmark, but up to 85c in games - i think thats a bit too hot.

should i be worried?
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What's the brand of the HD6950?

Edit: Assuming it's the XFX in your sig, I have a couple of friends with XFX HD6950s and they tend to get very hot with the stock cooling. When unlocked that is.
Edited by Arkheios - 3/30/11 at 4:10am
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I think these temps are normal?
read something on hardwareheaven...
   
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Originally Posted by Arkheios View Post
What's the brand of the HD6950?
Edit: Assuming it's the XFX in your sig, I have a couple of friends with XFX HD6950s and they tend to get very hot with the stock cooling. When unlocked that is.
Yeah XFX, but its a ref design. all xfx has done is put their stickers on it.
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IMO its totally normal, mine gets up to 85-90C depending on ambient temperature, under furmark load with extreme burning.
Here are Hexus.net temps:

Attachment 203141

Also check this review out:

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi..._review/17.htm

Edited by ekg84 - 4/1/11 at 12:32am
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whats your fan speed set too? Seems pretty hot to be running that high
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ekg84 View Post
IMO its totally normal, mine gets up to 85-90C depending on ambient temperature, under furmark load with extreme burning.
Here are Hexus.net temps:

Attachment 203141

Also check this review out:

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi..._review/17.htm
Even for an unlocked 85 seems a bit high..

Are you using custom fan profiles w/ afterburner? Most people who do [that I've seen] report max temps in the mid/high 60s or low 70s. if noise is that big of a deal for you grab an aftermarket cooler.

If you don't care about noise, just set your fan speed to ramp up when the card gets hotter in afterburner.
    
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Meh just turn your fans up, my card not unlocked would hit close to 80c when really workin.
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Even for an unlocked 85 seems a bit high..

Are you using custom fan profiles w/ afterburner? Most people who do [that I've seen] report max temps in the mid/high 60s or low 70s. if noise is that big of a deal for you grab an aftermarket cooler.

If you don't care about noise, just set your fan speed to ramp up when the card gets hotter in afterburner.
yeah not long after starting this thread i downloaded msi ab and i have a custom fan curve now. it hardly goes over 70c when gaming when the fan is on around 50-60%. havent given furmark a shot yet though.
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