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My 6970 (OC'd at 950 mhz) runs at about 90% load almost 24hrs a day (running BOINC), so of course temperatures could be an issue. If I set it the fan to automatic, it will keep itself at 90 deg C which seems like that could damage it over time. So I just set the fan manually to keep it little bit cooler. It will stay at 78 C at a 44% fan, which seems to be a nice compromise between noise and temperature - although maybe still hot, so I can increase the speed more.

My question: what is a safe temperature for the card to run at, nearly 24 hrs a day?
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sub-80 is perfect, bit hotter won't be an issue. 90 is too high for my taste, but still "safe".
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90C is nothing to worry about but its too high for my taste. People say graphic cards can survive easily up to 105C but then again, better to be safe. Personally I would keep it under 80s.
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Those temperatures are okay. I hate seeing my cards go over 80c, makes me think they'll die sooner.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shame486 View Post
90C is nothing to worry about but its too high for my taste. People say graphic cards can survive easily up to 105C but then again, better to be safe. Personally I would keep it under 80s.
My old 4870 degraded performance (~5%) after 85C. Don't know if it's the same for HD6xxx
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Thanks guys, that helps! I'll keep it where it is at for now I think.
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Quote:
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My old 4870 degraded performance (~5%) after 85C. Don't know if it's the same for HD6xxx
I'm pretty sure that 6xxx series can take up to 105C. But would you feel comfortable with that? I'm sure you wouldn't. Play safe, keep it under 80 . Or better yet, get aftermarket cooler.
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Originally Posted by thuynh022 View Post
Those temperatures are okay. I hate seeing my cards go over 80c, makes me think they'll die sooner.
haha I'm the same way even just seeing mine at 75-80 makes me get nervous but I'm seriously paranoid about chip temps, but that reason right there already made me go over the edge and am now shopping for an after market cooler for the main(top) card :x
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