Hello everyone, I just did a bit of overclocking on my cards I am running 2 6950 2 gig cards crossfire, I am bran new at this and I am happy so far since the FPS in games and graphics quality of my games have greatly improved.
In the AMD overdrive section I have the high performance GPU clock settings at 840 (800MHz)
High performance memory clock settings is at 1325 (1315MHz)
I don't have enable manual speed fan controll ticked I let it automatically do it should I set it to something? I get around 45-53 degrees c idle when my computer is doing nothing it never goes higher or reaches 55 degrees c and around 75-80 degrees c full load on real high performance games such as Crysis, Crysis 2, Skyrim and The Witcher 2 (these are on max settings). I am a bit worried those temps are too high it NEVER goes past 85 degrees c, should I change the fan speed or do you guys suggest to restore factory default settings, or leave everything stock? I also tweaked some Image Quality stuff such as AA, AA Mode and AF.
I would love some experienced people who have done this with opinions on how safe it is and what does it do since I am really noob at this, are my temperatures okay? Just would love as much info possible that will help educate this complete noob thank you I look forward to your replies.
Edit Reason: I also forgot to add that I have the power control settings set to 20 (20%)
I would set your fans to a constant speed. I set my fans to 49% on my NVIDIA GTX 460. If I go any higher it resonates in my case, but still keeps temps acceptable. Noise is somewhat of a factor for me though.
For the record, I use MSI afterburner, notably one of the easiest to use Graphics Card tweaking utilities out there.
You should be fine between 80- 85 celsius. Ramp up your fan speeds, and see what your max temps at under a heavy gaming load for an hour or so. If you've notice a change, post it here, and with further speculation I, or someone else could help you out.
Hello everyone thank you so much for your replies noise doesn't really bother me since I wear a headset that blocks out noise is it safe to turn your fan speeds up? If so what is a good start to set it at? Thank you!
My cards were getting a bit too hot to my liking (they were hitting 80 degrees c full load) so I turned my fan speed to 50% and now the temps have DRAMATICALLY decreased is it safe to constantly leave the fan speeds at 50% for both cards? Thank you.