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I'm getting idle temps of 45C and load temps of 65-70C.

Is this normal? Everything is set to stock. I tried the DiRT2 demo for about 40 min and then did an AV in WoW for about 25 min.
    
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Seems completely normal to me. Do you have the HIS reference card?

I have the one in my sig rig and i get 35 degrees idle, 60 degrees on full load playing the most graphic intensive games. GPU's can go up to 85-90 degrees though with no real problems except your room might get hot.
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Yea its normal. Do you have good airflow in your case?
I got 38.5C idle, 70C load on my 5850.
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I have the HIS radeon which was on sale on newegg.com with a mail in rebate.

Idk if I have good airflow lol. I have a HAF 912 with 2x120 front intake, 2x120 top exhaust, 1x120 back exhaust, and 1x120 side intake.
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Yea its good airflow. Well don't worry about it. GPU's can survive 100Celsius.
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I can't believe no body told him that.
Download MSI Afterburner and in the options set up your custom fan %.
Or you may simply adjust the fan slider to a point where you can't hear it at all.
(IE: My Direct Cu II 570 was at about 55% without any extra noise over case fans).

Yes your temps are okay, but they can be much lower.
Play with the fan slider and watch your temps when you play and enjoy !
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I can't believe no body told him that.
Download MSI Afterburner and in the options set up your custom fan %.
Or you may simply adjust the fan slider to a point where you can't hear it at all.
(IE: My Direct Cu II 570 was at about 55% without any extra noise over case fans).

Yes your temps are okay, but they can be much lower.
Play with the fan slider and watch your temps when you play and enjoy !
Nah he asked are his temps okey and they are. He can set fans manually if he wants .
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my fans are all on auto control from my mobo i think.

its cool when i boot up its like a jet engine turning on, but then its like CRUISE CONTROL sup lol
    
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Temps aren't the problem, the noise is. Once you start ramping up the fan speed, you'll want to replace the cooling solution.
     
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well i kind of like the noise. i put a dampening system in my case, and on 100% all 6 fans + psu/hsf I can barely hear it.
    
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