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What temps does SAPPHIRE HD 6950 reach when load?

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June 24, 2011 6:31:46 PM

What I mean is, are the SAPPHIRE HD 6950 2gb hot video cards?
what are the temp's when they are on heavy load, what are the temp's on idle?
Can they overheat?
a c 125 U Graphics card
June 24, 2011 7:04:06 PM

Generally speaking it'll reach 70/80C under load going from my experience

However your experience will be different due to case airflow, cable management, ambient air temp ETC....

Temps on idle for me were about 45C but I was running dual monitors.
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June 24, 2011 7:24:52 PM

can I add some water cooling to this beast?
And if i can, what water sooling do u reccomend me to buy?
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a c 125 U Graphics card
June 24, 2011 7:37:04 PM

If its a reference design HD6950 then yes (if your not sure just post a link to the exact model your looking at/have and I or someone else will tell you).

Watercooling your GPU will set you back about £230 (£80 for Pump +Res, £80 for GPU block + Fittings, tubing, coolant, Radiator, Fans....) Thats alot of money so I'd only recommend it if you after a quiet GPU and heavy overclocks.

Also you'll have to read up on watercooling alot and be prepared to do some maintaince every once in awhile.
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June 24, 2011 8:43:40 PM

sound like a hard job:( 
well, anyway im not overclocking it, im just worried about putting the two of them in CF and the uppr will over heat due to hot air going in
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June 24, 2011 9:17:12 PM

well yeah i'll consider the versions with a good cooling system!
thx!!!
ohh and btw,
on the motherboard ASRock p67 EXTREME4 (B3) there is 3 slots for PCI EXPRESS 2.0,
do u think it'll work putting the video cards, one one the first slot, and the second on the third slot, leaving space of one slot?
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a c 125 U Graphics card
June 24, 2011 9:26:37 PM

Your cards would run at x8 for the first card (which is fine) but the card in the 3rd PCI-E lane would run at x4 which is alittle to low.

Have card no.1 in slot 1 and card no.2 in slot 2... you'll still have a gap inbetween the cards.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extre...
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