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post #11 of 28
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;15429312 
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.

I stopped it at 97 cuz it was climbing steadily and I got nervous, when should I shut it off?
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post #12 of 28
my card did the same thing you need to set up a custom fan profile for it. Without it at 90c, my 6870's fan will only ran at 30%ish.
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Have you checked the heatsinks on the card? They may not be properly contacting thr gpu.
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Yeah thats getting a little high. Try to blow out any dust using a can of air. Could turn up the fan speed but those get noisy past 50%
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Originally Posted by Azuredragon1;15429330 
my card did the same thing you need to set up a custom fan profile for it. Without it at 90c, my 6870's fan will only ran at 30%ish.

I'm running my fans at 90% through MSI AB
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post #16 of 28
Have you tried forcing the fans to 100%? My fans stop at 34% when on auto and then temperatures get past 90. If I force to 100 they peak at 79.

Edit: Didn't see the original post you had forced to 90%. I'd try dusting the heatsink or reseating it.
    
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I'm running my fans at 90% through MSI AB

Yeah I say next stop is trying to blow out the heatsink. Remember fur mark is a worst case secenario. But I do think your temps are getting to high
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post #18 of 28
97C is OK for a reference GTX 480 or a 6970, but not a 6870. These are very cool running cards, and the Twin Frozr II is no pushover. An Antec 1200 should not be a problem.


I think you have bad thermal paste, which explains the crazy temps and high fan speeds. You should either return the card, or just get some paste and re-apply thermal compound yourself.
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post #19 of 28
Reference cards run alot warmer than 70c. My ref 6970 reaches 88c with the fan on auto, and 93c during furmark. I set the fan to keep it below 80c, but really they are made to run quite hot.

Theres nothing about those temps that will kill your card.
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by jbb817;15429371 
Have you tried forcing the fans to 100%? My fans stop at 34% when on auto and then temperatures get past 90. If I force to 100 they peak at 79.

At 100% it ran for 10 minutes hovering at 97-98C
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