XFX Radeon 6850 Temps

  • burns 24 Jan 2012 16:10:37 1,138 posts
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    I recently bought a XFX Radeon 6850 and I'm little surprised how loud it runs.

    Under general use (WIN 7, Photoshop, web browser, email, Visual Studio) it seems to hover around 60C - 65C with the fan at 65%, does that sound normal?

    At the moment I have one side the case open to see if that will reduce the temp, and thus the fan speed but it never drops below 60C

    I don't have a case fan installed and I'm wondering if this might be a good idea?

    I don't know if it is possible but is there a way to set a profile just for general use which would make the fan a bit quieter?

    Thanks in advance,
  • Andee 24 Jan 2012 17:36:24 978 posts
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    Those numbers sound a fair bit higher than they should be.

    My 6870 idles at 34 on 40% fan speed, and maybe 44 degrees/44% fan when there's videos streaming on a page or stuff like that.

    You could use msi afterburner to try some custom fan profiles, but it does sound a bit like something's up, maybe a poorly seated cooler?
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