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post #1 of 11
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room temp 25C

idle temps 40-44C

load temps (in various games):

Skyrim 70-75C
SW:TOR 75C
BF3 83C
WoW 72C
TF2 75C
LoL 75C

Furmark: 92C 15 min stress test

I have a HAF 912 case with:

120mm front intake, 200mm front intake
140mm side intake
120mm rear exhaust, another 120mm rear exhaust where I modded the back panel
200mm top exhaust

Do i need better case cooling or are my card temps normal and not affected by case cooling as much?
    
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post #2 of 11

If the first card is having a small gap for fresh intake and/or have more than one monitors hooked up, that's perfectly normal.

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There's like 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch gap between the cards
    
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Are they just reference cards? Getting pretty hot in BF3 but nothing insane though. Good thing you don't play The Witcher 2 biggrin.gif
    
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post #5 of 11
My cards in SLI hit about 80 in BF3 and Skyrim. I'm also in Australia with ambient room temps of like, 35c. *melts*

All in all, GPU's can take a crap load of punishment.
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post #6 of 11
Maybe its because theyre in CF but the thermals of the 6870 are similar to that of my 5850 (reference) and my max temps in BF3 are about 67C at 32% fan speed. Ive had it since release and up untill about a month ago it would hit around 85C with 55% fan but the solution was to dismantle it, give it a good clean and apply new tim. Made such a huge difference maybe you could try it, I was extremely cautious at first because it was my first time taking a GPU apart but it was surprisingly simple.
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post #7 of 11
Mine avg around 65c overclocked to 950/1375 in BF3, but I don't use reference coolers thumb.gif
    
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post #8 of 11
U need to try and keep the temps under 80oc at load, my Sapphire 5850 Xtreme hit like 83oc at load so I changed the TIM and load temps dropped by about 7oc at load even idle temps dropped like a few oc.

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post #9 of 11
Your temps are in the low range. Nothing you should be worrying about. Graphics cards can even tolerate temps past 100C.
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post #10 of 11
You know nothing of temps... my 6970 used to hit 95c when looking at water in Skyrim. I got a real bad chip. The sound of that card trying to cool itself was rage inducing.

Your temps are great OP
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