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My 3 week old 6950 seems to be acting up. Its my second card, the one that my monitors are not plugged into.
Pretty much I've noticed recently that CCC shows its current clocks and core and 000 000 each.
When I run kombuster, It is always running 20 degrees hotter than my main card.
And when I start up portal 2, I hear a faint high pitch noise coming from it, from behind my case.
Any programs or test, I can run on my card before I call XFX up?
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Simply RMA it.

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Originally Posted by Intresting Enough View Post
And when I start up portal 2, I hear a faint high pitch noise coming from it, from behind my case.
Does this happen throughout the game? If not, it's probably just the card trying to render a lot of frames at once. My 5770 does it in Minecraft and various other games when it's trying to render 200+ frames.

I hear it's referred to as "coil noise"?
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Originally Posted by Intresting Enough View Post
My 3 week old 6950 seems to be acting up. Its my second card, the one that my monitors are not plugged into.
Pretty much I've noticed recently that CCC shows its current clocks and core and 000 000 each.
When I run kombuster, It is always running 20 degrees hotter than my main card.
And when I start up portal 2, I hear a faint high pitch noise coming from it, from behind my case.
Any programs or test, I can run on my card before I call XFX up?
I'm not sure about the other problems (as I don't have any type of high pitched sounds and my top card is always hotter than my bottom card), but AFAIK the second card will show 000 core and 000 memory if it's not being used at all.
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post #6 of 14
yep, ULPS (power saving) shuts down the second card when not in use.
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if its not in use then why is it 20 degrees hotter, in kombuster?
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post #8 of 14
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if its not in use then why is it 20 degrees hotter, in kombuster?
When running Kombuster it should be in use. If it is the bottom card, I'm not sure why it's running hotter. Usually the top card is 5-10c or so hotter compared to the bottom. Are the fans running at the same speed?
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by hajabooja View Post
When running Kombuster it should be in use. If it is the bottom card, I'm not sure why it's running hotter. Usually the top card is 5-10c or so hotter compared to the bottom. Are the fans running at the same speed?
yeah everything is at the same speed, and im not stressing it or anything but when i check temps in kombuster, top card is around 45c bottom is 65c
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Intresting Enough View Post
yeah everything is at the same speed, and im not stressing it or anything but when i check temps in kombuster, top card is around 45c bottom is 65c
Hmm... strange. Have you tried switching them? Are they both the same model?
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