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High Temps on Flashed 6950?

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I have a Sapphire 6950, I flashed it with 6970 Bios, and I turned up the power on CCC up 20%. I just followed the instructions on the TechPowerup page or whatever. Anyways, after one game of SC2 on Ultra settings, roughly a 15 minute game. The temps seems pretty high, what do you think? Thanks.

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post #2 of 21
85C isn't bad for a stock cooler. Due note that GPU's are able to sustain around 100C.
Maybe you should tweak your fan profile a little bit more.
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Normal....but that doesn't mean its ok.

Use afterburner to set a fan profile up (as long as you don't mind turbine noises).

With my fan curve 0% at 50c straight to 100% at 55c it loads at 53-54c....pretty good temps on a reference cooler.
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85c seems right at just 50% fan with full gpu load
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So that program will work with my Sapphire card? CCC doesn't really give you many options, I don't feel like having my fan super intense all the time.
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So that program will work with my Sapphire card? CCC doesn't really give you many options, I don't feel like having my fan super intense all the time.
Yep. Just download MSI Afterburner. It works with any card regardless of ATI/Nvidia or brand.
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Do you notice any performance increase with the +20% option in CCC? I know I don't and I never see temps above 74C with 50% fan.
    
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you're safe up to about 95-100 with a radeon. 85c is nothing to worry about
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post #9 of 21
Stock fan speed keeps me around 90-93c.

I have custom fan profiles to keep it around 80. The fan on this sucker is loud though.
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post #10 of 21
You should just use the shader unlock, and oc to 6970 settings. I think you can mess up your card by just flashing it to 6970 bios because it has different ram timings. BTW, +20% in CCC helps you get stable with unlocked shaders.
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