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Old May 15, 2012, 11:20 AM
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I can keep both of mine under 70C almost always, in BF3 65-68 is about the norm, the fans are set to about 58% @75C

But in metro2033 I'm hitting 75-76, its usually around 72, I don't want to turn up the fans any more really, but I definitely don't want over 75C, I want these to last me a good while.

Whats the hottest you guys let yours get too?
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Old May 15, 2012, 12:09 PM
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seen my reference (with a 6970 shader unlock and a mild oc ) hit 101C before...i expirmented with cleaning, cable managment (mine is always pretty good) and everything for about 4 days...at which point i tore the hsf off, and reapplied with mx2...dropping it from 101c to about 60-75(unsure tbh)...none the less, it needs to have some ic7 put on it with another cleaning...
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A TIM change will give you a noticeable improvement in temps. MX-2 or AS5 properly applied will be noticeably better than the goop they slop on at the factory. AS5 on my 480 saw about an 8 degree drop in temperatures.
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well I think I used arctic silver on the 1st 6950. But I've heard people say that voids the RMA/warranty, is that right?
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Old May 15, 2012, 02:37 PM
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waterrcool it and you'll be 45 under load in bf3, my 7970 was that temp (75) till the aqua, about a 30' drop
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well I think I used arctic silver on the 1st 6950. But I've heard people say that voids the RMA/warranty, is that right?
I'm not sure. If there are any 'void if removed' stickers on the screws or heatsinks that need to be broken to remove the heatsink then probably.
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before summer really kicks in I should take my rig apart for full dusting/vacuuming, I might do it then. No money for watercooling, my temps seem good and we have a short summer...
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I'm not sure. If there are any 'void if removed' stickers on the screws or heatsinks that need to be broken to remove the heatsink then probably.
As long as you put the stock cooler back on before an RMA they don't care, also EVGA and MSI allow you to do things to your card, as long as it is returned to stock before returning.
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I never had any warranty stickers or anything when I took mine off
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Old May 17, 2012, 08:50 AM
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Gcards run hot, and run hotter than cpu's. 75C is nothing crazy and I wouldn't worry about it. Don't think you'll have any problems with that card lasting you until your next upgrade
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