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So I have a reference design 5870, running 850 core 300 memory,
I have another card sandwitched right next to it so it doesnt get the best cooling.

I do have the cards wedged about 1/2 an inch apart so it gets some air flow

The core is running 90c, witch seems reasonable given the circumstances,

but gpuz is reading gpu temp 3 as 135-140c
that seem way too hot... is it?
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lol you're card would be dead right now if it was that temp. Def a bad sensor.
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lol you're card would be dead right now if it was that temp. Def a bad sensor.
That was my first thought, but if I stop utilizing the card, the temps drop to ~the same as my other temps.

I would have thought if the temp reading would have been bad allways, or is that not the case?
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That was my first thought, but if I stop utilizing the card, the temps drop to ~the same as my other temps.

I would have thought if the temp reading would have been bad allways, or is that not the case?
Well at 100c the card should shut off or at least downclock. I even think at 95c my card does.
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Throw water on it, if it evaporates then the sensors right

but in all seriousness, sounds like a faulty sensor
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Your card would literally be melting/smoking/catching fire if it was actually that temp..definitely a bad sensor or something along those lines.
    
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Well at 100c the card should shut off or at least downclock. I even think at 95c my card does.
do you know what gpu temp #3 represents in gpuz?
I am guessing it is the vrm temp, which can get above 100c.
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do you know what gpu temp #3 represents in gpuz?
I am guessing it is the vrm temp, which can get above 100c.
Shader sensor? Truthfully I have no idea but that is what a Google search came up with.
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That temp is most likely referring to the VRM temp which, yes is hotter than you'd like, but is definitely possible.
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do you know what gpu temp #3 represents in gpuz?
I am guessing it is the vrm temp, which can get above 100c.
There are 4 temperature sensors in GPU core and temp #3 is one of them. Remove the heatsink, clean up the old paste with a Q-tip, apply TIM (MX-3/MX-4) then check for contact surface. If all good, clean it and apply TIM, put everything back on and it will show 4 even full load temps.
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