New parts, looking goooooood (not as good as Green

Two lovely new HD 6950s! Excuse the cable management, I haven't finished it yet.


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Now, the two Asus DirectCu II 6950s may perform well, but they run HOT AS HELL. The "DirectCU II" thing supposedly runs "20% cooler". This is complete bullshit. I ran Furmark for 5 minutes, and one of them got to 100c!! This is with the side panel off:

[img]http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/2959/unledbgm.png[/img]

That's not acceptable ASUS!


Oh, and here's 3dMark 11 without any overclocking

[img]http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/1696/unled2ev.png[/img]

The cards get really loud when under load (some coil whine too), I'm never buying any Asus cards again.

The high temps comes from you not adjusting the fan speed. 50% fan speed is nothing, and it will fry if you dont crank it higher up. : ]

I keep my fan at 60%. keeps my GPU nice and cool

lol Asus GPU's.


Lets hope you don't regret this purchase like I did my last Asus AMD GPU.

GreenSLi said:

The high temps comes from you not adjusting the fan speed. 50% fan speed is nothing, and it will fry if you dont crank it higher up. : ]

Well, I've got it on auto so it should do everything correctly on it's own, and I don't want to mess around with it manually. And it's still REALLY loud even at 50%


Rabu Rabu said:

lol Asus GPU's.


Lets hope you don't regret this purchase like I did my last Asus AMD GPU.

What happened to yours?

Looks good ! Fractal case ? :)

Boov said:

Well, I've got it on auto so it should do everything correctly on it's own, and I don't want to mess around with it manually. And it's still REALLY loud even at 50%


What happened to yours?


That is pure sillyness. Nvidia gpu's are not to be taken seriously on auto mode.

Because to be honest, the auto function SUCKS.

You even have MSI afterburner installed, why not use it for what it's good for

RuffeDK said:

Looks good ! Fractal case ? :)

Yes it's a Fractal R3, but I wish I hadn't bought it. So many flaws.

GreenSLi said:

That is pure sillyness. Nvidia gpu's are not to be taken seriously on auto mode.

Because to be honest, the auto function SUCKS.

You even have MSI afterburner installed, why not use it for what it's good for

6950= ati O_o

matters not..... fans on auto is a joke no matter what, actually AMD cards might be worse about it, if I set mine to auto it NEVER leaves 20%

AoWGreatOne said:

6950= ati O_o

That's what I was thinking?

But in response to green, I think there's a feature in Afterburner that allows you to create a custom fan profile. I'll have a fiddle with it.

Well I got my GTX295 @ customized fanspeed in EVGA precision. Idle you can barely hear it, Borderlands i might go up to 56%, and games like Crysis or Metro 2033 88% fanspeed. Never passes 90*C on my watch !!

Boov said:

That's what I was thinking?

But in response to green, I think there's a feature in Afterburner that allows you to create a custom fan profile. I'll have a fiddle with it.

Yeah, there is one. It's really easy to use too, so you should have a good cooling method in no time.

nice