I just buy a RX 6700 xt (my first AMD GPU) is second hand,can you advice me any test for check if everything is ok?

1 : Anonymous2021/10/01 14:48 ID: pz9k7q

Hi ,i buyed from a good site a 6700xt with only 1 month of use (the reference version of AMD)

will take like 3 days to come and i wanted be prepared for do some test for check if the card indeed have only 1 month of use and works properly! any advices? thanks AMD Community!

Not sure if you need more info but i have this
CPU: Ryzer 7 3800x

Ram: 16gb 3600mhz CL16

MotherBoard: X570 UD Gigabyte

2 : Anonymous2021/10/01 14:54 ID: hezcg5x

You wont be able to tell if its only had 1 month of use or 10. Run benchmarks like 3dmark and compare your results to other 6700xt. Look for any artifacting or weird issues.

ID: hezf1cj

Thanks a lot! more than check if is 1 month or more,i just want to know works properly! thanks a lot tht1guy63! i appreciate the help

3 : Anonymous2021/10/01 15:36 ID: hezi7wh

The best first thing you can do is spin the fans with your finger to check that they have that new fan freely spinning feeling and not any resistance to spinning. 1 month old fans should still spin like new. Also shine a flashlight inside and see how much dust has built up. A 1 month old card should have a modest amount you can blow out.

ID: hezla5u

Never do this. Spinning the fans manually when the card is powered off can cause damage from static charge build up.

ID: heznuiy

Do you live inside of a carpet?

ID: hezu1f7

I'm not telling them to drive down the highway with the thing out the window to spin the fans, just poke it once with a finger. How much power do you really think that generates? Seriously??

ID: hezn6pt

linus tested this with a tool that creates static charge on a PC that was running and it look a lot of static voltage to do any damage

ID: hezloi7


ID: hf19fuw

It's not static, it's the electricity generated from spinning the electric motor up that creates power, a lot of cheaper LED fans will light the LEDs up when spun if you want to try it yourself.

And no graphics card or motherboard will give a single iota of a fuck about this power unless you use an air compressor for a solid minute to find the perfect angle to overrev the shit out of the fans

Give me a 3090 and tell me i need to buy it if anything goes wrong right now and i'll spin the absolute fuck out of those fans with my fingers

In fact you know what

Also i should probably de dust my case

ID: hf1g05h

You can spin them a little bit. But don't get an air compressor and watch them go brrrrrr.

4 : Anonymous2021/10/01 17:13 ID: hezvwel

OCCT maybe. Superposition and Heaven benchmarks.

ID: hezzenl


5 : Anonymous2021/10/01 20:25 ID: hf0m0bv

Generally if it runs as its supposed to today it will be fine for a long time. There is no telling how long it's been used or when it will die. It is usually 100% good or 100% not good.

So run benchmarks and compare to others online. Don't be worried if you're a little short of what you see. They are usually benchmarking with 10900 or 5950x which is going to give the gpu best possible chance. If you're within 10% you're good

The next big one will be Temps. That gpu is so new even if it mined 24/7 from day one it probably still will not need a repaste or new thermal pads. If you benchmark and gpu junction temp in under 100c and gpu average is under 80c it is within spec and will be fine most likely. (I know those Temps are high but within spec and common for low end AIB boards)

ID: hf3wl8t

Thats really well explained! thanks thanks!

6 : Anonymous2021/10/01 20:39 ID: hf0nw69

Congrats - the reference 6700XT is a beast, I would not want another model actually.

There are few things you can do to get the most out of it. My sample can do over 2.8Ghz in any game but it took few mods to get there.

The stock cooler is really good but the thermal compound needs to be replaced. I use Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut, it dropped temps over 10C.

MorePowerTool is your friend! At stock the card is starved for power with only 186Watts, and 213watts maxed out with WattMan. Increase it to 240watts with MPT. This will take it from 2.5 to 2.8Ghz.

Add thermal pads to the backplate and then you can add a heathink which will allow the card to sustain 2.8Ghz all day, every day. The one in the pic is $5 from amazon.

With the above cooling mods, it easily beats my 2080ti.


ID: hf3wt7x


ID: hf4f35d

Thanks for the MPT tip. I love my MSI 6700XT Mech2X. It only goes to 2700 before tapping out. I'll have to try that. I've been running the fan curves aggressively while mining and gaming. Is it bad for the fans to run at 1800ish RPM all the time? Will it damage them?

This is my first modern PC I'm still learning the ins and outs

7 : Anonymous2021/10/02 05:09 ID: hf2aqnb

If it freezes, crashes, stutters, artifacts, greenscreens, bluescreen, checkerscreens, locks up, causes reboots and more in that vein, then its a genuine AMG gpu functioning as expected.

ID: hf3wv0s

i see XDDD

8 : Anonymous2021/10/02 05:15 ID: hf2b9iq

recommend to run 3dmark if you have, if you dont i recommend superposition benchmark

ID: hf3wwpv


9 : Anonymous2021/10/02 10:06 ID: hf2xobd

All what mentioned is good, benchmarks and temps would tell if card is ok. I generally go further than that and overclock card to see where it can go. Most cards can do 5-10% OC no problem, so if it's stable at higher clocks it usually means that silicon is not degraded and it wasn't under heavy use 24/7. If it crashes on anything past stock frequency it's either card was heavily used(and probably OCed under high temps), or it's very unlucky bad bin, although such bins are as rare as gold ones they exist, in either case you wouldn't want one. Don't OC if don't know what you're doing, do some research first, it's generally safe, especially if you're doing it once, but as always there's some risks.

ID: hf3x4yu

I will take care! thanks a lot!

10 : Anonymous2021/10/01 14:54 ID: hezchk3

You should look up some benchmarks like timespy and just run a comparison. If it’s still new and warranty applies then you prolly shouldn’t worry about it.

ID: hezfas9

Thanks a lot for the help! there is any test what i can do for free? i see Timespy is one of the best ! maybe i just buy it but if there is some free for do more test i will love it

ID: hezff3n

Use Heaven Benchmark and just make sure your close to others results for that model

ID: hezk4ph

Time Spy is free but the Time Spy stress test and other 3DMark tools cost money.

11 : Anonymous2021/10/01 19:44 ID: hf0gnyp

Run MSI Kombustor with artifact checking enabled.

ID: hf0l9o3

Didnt knew that one! thanks a lot! the artifact checking tool looks AMAZING

There is a lot of fake websites with that app,can you send me the real one? thanks you!

ID: hf0mvjb

A lot of sites are full of ads that make you download other garbage.

/" class="reddit-press-link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://geeks3d.com/furmark/kombusto/

Don't click "START NOW" that's others garbage.

ID: hf0mzns

See if this direct link to the download works if reddit doesn't delete it

12 : Anonymous2021/10/02 19:46 ID: hf4vjd6

Another grate tool is HWinfo and you should be able too see if the card is self correcting large numbers of memory errors at a given time period. A few can be common but 100's of thousands over the course of an hrs game play is signs of something up. A lot of the times these self corrected errors will not give artifacting or other outword sign beyond slightly lower overall fps vs a card in mint condition.


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