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August 8, 2012 3:31:29 PM

Hello,

I have a crossfire setup of 2 6950, the above card is OK but the lower card was reading 70 after a long gaming session. Is this OK. What do other crossfire users do to help the below card as it is being blasted by the fans from above and dealing with its own heat.

Thanks,

Paul

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a c 130 U Graphics card
August 8, 2012 3:38:06 PM

No that's fine although I would expect the top card to be hotter. Are you checking in the CCC or using something like GPUZ ?
If you are not familiar GPUZ is a free utility that you could use to check your temps against what is being reported in the CCC.

Mactronix :) 
August 8, 2012 3:44:51 PM

I used to have a crossfire with 2 4870x2. Top would have 70-80, lower 40-50, which was normal.
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August 9, 2012 2:04:29 AM

That is pretty much normal. You should start worrying when it begins to reach the high 80s though like 88. You probably wont reach that though with crossfirex. If you really want to keep the temps lower either change the way some of your case`s fans are facing (So change to either intake or outake), add a fan that blows air from the graphics cards out the back or side, or just go water cooling. (Watercooling would be expensive and probably not required at your temps.
August 9, 2012 9:53:58 AM

yes normal
a c 130 U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 10:24:19 AM

Seriously the lower card reading hotter is normal ?

Mactronix :) 
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 11:12:14 AM

donohue100 said:
Hello,

I have a crossfire setup of 2 6950, the above card is OK but the lower card was reading 70 after a long gaming session. Is this OK. What do other crossfire users do to help the below card as it is being blasted by the fans from above and dealing with its own heat.

Thanks,

Paul

what model 6950's.?
what case and case fan configuration.?
August 9, 2012 12:09:24 PM

I have one Xfx and one HD colour 6950 and one out fan right next to them on the left case side. I have the in fan at the front and another out fan on the top. The case is a cm storm enforcer.
August 9, 2012 12:12:03 PM

The 70 happened while playing prototype 2 this also caused my CPU to become to hot for my liking. Hd temps 25 C. CPU idle 31C, GPU idle 39C, Many people are reporting memory leaks in this game and other lag issues.
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 12:15:52 PM

then list the complete unit specs....
August 9, 2012 1:27:56 PM

I will add specs in images:





a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 1:33:55 PM

955BE @ 3.6GHz CANNOT PUSH CF-X HD 6950's...
August 9, 2012 1:59:57 PM

sorry what does that mean
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 2:06:28 PM

your processor is kinda weak to be pushing 6950's in CF-X.
slight bottleneck.
August 9, 2012 2:08:08 PM

would an over clock help? I tested it on PC Mark and it doubled my score. What do you think I should OC it to.
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 2:10:21 PM

high as possible...
3.8-4.0GHz is where the 955BE usually tops out at.
August 9, 2012 2:12:48 PM

Ok thanks very much for the help I will OC it to 4. I have had no problems so far apart from with Prototype 2. Every other game maxed out did not produce the CPU, GPU temps that Prototype have. Many users with specs much higher than mine are reporting lag even at low resolutions. I thought a patch would have resolved the memory leak many are reporting and the lag, Once again thanks.
August 9, 2012 2:22:56 PM

that is over-clocked to 4029 will that be enough to prevent any bottlenecks?
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 10:29:53 PM

it helps out a lot... :) 
and you have a nice little system...
August 9, 2012 11:43:02 PM

thanks a bunch master yoda may be the force be with you :) 
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 11:46:37 PM

you have a 965BE and not the 955BE...
I'm just now catching that.

definitely solid.
cheers.
August 10, 2012 12:02:26 AM

haha I'm not quite a master is me having the 965BE better than 955BE was the 955BE the reason for the bottle neck possibility. Prototype 2 is breaking mine and the gaming community's balls.
a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2012 12:08:45 AM

just knowing to get the 955BE to 4.0GHz can be hard sometimes while the 965BE just needs a slight tweak.
I never did understand how THAT .2GHz matters so much.

tell me more about Prototype 2, what's so demanding the graphics or CPU loads.?
August 10, 2012 12:16:00 AM

apparently its a common problem and there is a memory leak but my RAM seems fine. People with better rigs than mine are getting lag at the lowest resolution. I have tried disabling/enabling certain settings such as vsync. I have tried limiting FPS to 60. I think its a bad port but would be an awesome game. I will load it up and check what loads are on CPU/GPU.
a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2012 12:22:13 AM

that sux...
I hope the first patch will have this addressed.
August 10, 2012 12:36:05 AM

Right the CPU was at 50C and the GPU was at 60C. The game ran amazingly, no lag at all and no crashes. It seems to OC you advised me to do has solved the problem as I had not tried playing since doing that. I recommend people with the same issue to also get the updated profiles from ATI. :)  hope it stays this way as I was sat playing waiting for the inevitable horrid crash which never came. The community is resorting to all sorts to get this game to work properly including deleting audio files and a host of desperate attempts to get some good gameplay in before lag time. :) 
a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2012 12:42:13 AM

let me know how it goes..
August 10, 2012 2:33:04 AM

Thought it seemed too good to be true, it crashed, sound started stuttering, it hangs, then restarts.
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