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June 24, 2010 12:03:29 AM

Hello, just builded my pc and i put 2 5970's in crossfire, the card which is on top is putting out about 72 C IDLE, is that normal?

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June 24, 2010 12:54:10 AM

You need to improve the airflow in your case, are the two cards right next to each other or is there a space in between? If there isnt a space the top one might be getting staved for air in which case you need to either space them out a bit or improve your case airflow so that the ambient temperature is lower.
June 24, 2010 1:22:19 AM

They are right next to each other and, I don't think it gets any air, yet i think its impossible to make a space between them without breaking the PCI-E slot?
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June 24, 2010 1:26:57 AM

You might as well tell the forum , your build.
What m/b ?
We can take a look at the layout. What model of 5970 's ?
When you attempt to game, does the top card fan get aggressive and keep temps under , 90 ? I'd guess no, but maybe just at idle the top fan chooses not to spin fast ? What % does the fan on the card 72 at idle spin at now ?
June 24, 2010 1:42:39 AM

I got the P6T58X Premium Mobo, and the developer of the Ati Radeon 5970 is Sapphire, if it helps (normal model?)

The 72C card does 30% fan speed at the moment.
June 24, 2010 1:44:06 AM

Sorry for double post, but the other card is also 30% but 35C..
June 24, 2010 2:03:03 AM

So for whatever reason, the fan profile must be based on load (in part)? I'm guessing.
That would explain why the fan does not increase fan speed even with a 72 temp.
June 24, 2010 1:08:51 PM

I would really love some sort of awesome solution for this, I'm afraid of gaming when it's reaching 85C+, Anyone know how to cool my card somehow?

(Don't say watercooling :D  )
June 24, 2010 1:23:01 PM

Move your second card down to the third PCI-E slot.
June 24, 2010 2:34:59 PM

The crossfire bridge won't be able to connect them then
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