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Heres the MSI HD 6970 that I am using:

MSI HD 6970

Basically I'm worried about the High temperatures recorded by TMPIN#3

Here are my highest temperatures during BF3 Beta



Is TMPIN#3 okay, at 98C ?

This is my fan config:



Bottom three fans are pulling air in, back one is out and theres a 140mm on the top pulling air out, all the other fans are 120mm.

My card would previously go up to 90C on 50% fan speed now it only goes up to 77C on 45% fan speed, due to my improved fan configuration.

Basically is TMPIN#3 okay?, also what is it?
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Not sure, GPU-Z is confusing. Use readings from MSI Afterburner.
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seems high to me. run the gpu fan rpm higher
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The temp indicates the TIM was not not evenly applied to provide good contact with HS. Replace/reapply the TIM (MX-3/MX4) should take care of temp differences in GPU die.
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I was playing games again and my GPU Temp #3 rose to 102.5C, does anyone know what GPU Temp 3 is and whether this is a safe temperature. Im confused because GPU-Z says that the card only maxed at 80c, which is fine. What is GPU Temp 3?

Also I cant replace the thermal paste, I have no Thermal pads for the RAM.
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post #6 of 8
102.5c sounds pretty high, might have something to do with your OC. As far as your 90c temp goes though, that seems normal. I have a reference 6970 as well, these are my temps in the BETA:



Differences in die temps reported by GPU-Z have been around since forever and are 100% normal.

Edit: Just realised its 98c not 90c. Again probably has to do with your OC, not sure if the temp is safe or not. Probably is fine. You could always set your fan profile to be more aggressive but the reference blowers are really loud past 45%.
Edited by Neroh - 10/9/11 at 4:02am
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Looks fine to me, for a blower.
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are you letting CCC control fan speed? or did you manually set it to 45%? dunno but I dont let CCC touch my fans I dont think it does a good job tbh. Whenever I'm going to play gfx intense game I set my Main GPU's fan to 90% and the secondary one to 80%. In the BF3 Beta on Caspian Border I get temps on the main one of 75c-80c but remember Since i have crossfire The main card has to deal with the heat from the other one that rises up to it and its own heat. But I dont know maybe its just me and imto paranoid about chip temps but I would manually control it and play it again and see what it looks like.
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