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6850 Crossfire problem

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  1. h2so4 New Member

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    Hello guys, I'm new here- looking for your expert advice on this one.

    I recently purchased a couple of Sapphire 6850s, everything seems to be working fine so far, I have no issues with the drivers or anything. The problem I have is the temperature- when playing games the temperature goes up to 85° C with fan-speed around 90 to 95%, I want to know if this is alright because it makes me feel a bit nervous. I also want to know the max temps for this card.

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    Are the cards touching? Or is there a PCI/PCI-E slot inbetween them?

    You have to understand that 2 Graphics Cards mean twice the heat in the case.
     
  3. h2so4 New Member

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    No they aren't touching but the gap between the two cards is very small.
     
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    that should not matter much, quad sli the cards are bunched together it doesnt make a ton of difference because cards can suck from the front of the gpu where the psu plugs in. I would take those cards out and take the coolers off and put some good TIM on them and reseat them, I always do this with new cards after verifying they work and i usually see a good temp drop afterwards. board makers usually put to much on wich can lead to a bad gpu seat and poor cooler contact
     
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    Try them seperately and report back with temps ;) If they do the same, problem is with the cards, if they end up 10C cooler than we can start suggesting other stuff
     
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    wow! it worked, temps dropped by 10°C, I didn't really think it would make such a huge difference. Now I am going back to play civ v peacfully, thanks man.
     
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    Hey what are you using to overclock if I might ask???
     
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    I don't plan to overclock just yet, I need to test these cards for a month @ stock speed.
     

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