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One of my card idles at 34c with a max of 62c . The other one idles 38c with a max of 68c. I tested them one at a time with stock clocks, default fan profile and msi kombuster. Is this normal?
    
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its fine. most graphics cards these days are designed to take temps up to 100C or more. Ive seen and heard of cards surviving 120C, and since you are at half that you are more than fine.

And since the temps are that low, why not overclock them and get more performance out of them?
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Well, they can't take as much heat as what AMD and Nvidia say. They bend the truth a bit as they cannot find good ways to cool the GPU's down without having a 50dba fan on it, but yeah, those temps are fine. Some cards run hotter than others too even if they are the exact same.

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Well, they can't take as much heat as what AMD and Nvidia say. They bend the truth a bit as they cannot find good ways to cool the GPU's down without having a 50dba fan on it, but yeah, those temps are fine. Some cards run hotter than others too even if they are the exact same.

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My pci-e slots are close together so I had to put the hotter card on the bottom. If not the hot card would reach the low 70s on stock clocks even with a Antec Big Boy blowing at them. I'm probably not going to OC until I get a better spaced mobo.
    
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