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6970 Ridiculous temps

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Just got this card off of the for sale section but its temps are pretty crazy.

Idle i sit at ~45*C but when loaded with furmark or BF3, it QUICKLY jumps to 100~104*C at 100% fan speed. I can't seem to figure out why.

I've tried opening up my case while testing, temps are the same. Changed the TIM on the gpu, same temps. Anyone have some more idea's?
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Is it a reference design? I have a ref model and I don't even get that hot. Do you see any notable damage to the coolers heatpipes or heatsinks?

edit: Mine also idles around 55 C or so. . .
edit: I know you took the side off but what case are you using?
Edited by discipline - 10/25/11 at 5:25pm
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Is it a reference design? I have a ref model and I don't even get that hot. Do you see any notable damage to the coolers heatpipes or heatsinks?

edit: Mine also idles around 55 C or so. . .
Nothing that i can see in terms of damage, might have to check again. But its not the reference. Its the ASUS Direct CUII model. Triple slot cooler and all. This is not right.
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post #4 of 25
Wow a DCII model running that hot. . . I don't know, I guess give it a look over once more and there is always the possibility that the temp probe/sensor is off?

edit: Actually probably not since its giving you the correct idle temp.
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Could be possible for the temp sensor to be bad.
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post #6 of 25
Starved for air?
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Could be possible for the temp sensor to be bad.
Thats what im thinking. Any way to test for this? I can't think of anything.


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Starved for air?
Thats what i tried to fix it first. Took off my side panel, it made no difference.
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post #8 of 25
What case are you using? and if this is raiding your GPU this hot do you have anyway to check your South Bridge temps? I have a feeling that your card running at 100c+ would be raising your SB temps very high also.
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Have you ever removed the cooler? Could be a bad seating.
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post #10 of 25
Is the fan caked with dust? Also, do u have the fan set on auto? I forgot to change mine to auto and it got up to 85c very quikly in BF3. Thats nowhere near yours but its hot.
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