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So this MSI 6870 Twin Frozr II is running pretty hot during gaming. I have the 2x fans running at 90% and as soon as I open a game it shoots from 34C to 50-60C. Doesn't seem to matter what game either (CS:S, SC2, BFBC2). I'm kind of surprised cuz by the looks of it I thought it'd run fairly cool. This makes me nervous to think what it will be running at for BF3.

The 2GB 6950 I bought ended up being a dud, so I'm in limbo deciding what my next move is.

Get a GPU cooler? If so, which would you recommend? Or should I just use my 6950 refund money to buy a new card.
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50-60c is within safe operating temps. Gpu's run a lot hotter then CPUs

Stress test it with fur mark to see where the temps get up to after some time has passed
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Originally Posted by Hogwasher View Post
50-60c is within safe operating temps. Gpu's run a lot hotter then CPUs

Stress test it with fur mark to see where the temps get up to after some time has passed
Good point, will do. BRB
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That is completely normal. I have the exact same GPU (see in sig) as you and I idle at around 30 degrees and during load I am at 55-70 depending on the game. As long as you are below 90 you are completely safe.

Forgot to mention that I am using 50% fan speed.
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That is completely normal. I have the exact same GPU (see in sig) as you and I idle at around 30 degrees and during load I am at 55-70 depending on the game. As long as you are below 90 you are completely safe.

Forgot to mention that I am using 50% fan speed.
Really? Even 80C is ok? Wowza

thanks for the heads up
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Yeah I will look it up but I'm sure you are safe into the 100 range. Personally I would never run it that hot but 80-85 would be safe
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gpu's are technically safe up to around 115 degrees Celsius, although something is generally wrong if it reaches those temps
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Gonna go run FurMark and see what's up
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So... after 1 minute it was already up to 97 degrees and climbing
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Heazy View Post
Gonna go run FurMark and see what's up
Don't be shocked if it goes up to 90 degrees. My friend's rig with SLI GTX 480's goes well past 100 degrees while running furmark. It feels like an oven in his room when he runs Furmark.
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