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HD 7970 Temp in Counter Strike is over 70C

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I have 7970's in CROSSFIRE (reference cards)!!!! STOCK SETTINGS!!!

My temperature when I am playing counterstrike goes well of 70C

Is that even normal?

Even if I have all settings on max, counter strike is like 10 years old.

Is there something wrong with my video cards?

Currently, I have my side panel open.

Is it better to have it open or closed?

I have a 600T case with Corsair H100 cooling my CPU.

So I really only have one 200mm fan intaking air from the front and one 120mm in the back exhausting and two 120mm (from H100) exhausting on top of the case.

Is that not enough?
post #2 of 43
It seems normal to me.....especially since you are running two of them.

What does your gpu usage look like? And what is your fps capped at?
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You bought 2 7970's for counterstrike? haha
I wouldnt say those are normal temps, how much space is in between each card?
Quite a bit, or just a little crack?
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I don't own an HD 7970, nor do I play CS.

 

However, older games are often poorly optimized for newer hardware and it is very possible that CS and the HD 7970 drivers do not get along well.

 

I know that Neverwinter Nights 2 will run my CPUs (all of them) at 100% and run my GPU at 100% and I end up with 260+ FPS in the game, but still generate as much heat and noise as if I were playing BF3 on ultra settings.

 

Perhaps someone who owns an HD 7970 and CS can weigh in and give you a more definitive answer, but I'm willing to bet that it's an optimization issue and that it's "normal" although not necessarily desirable.

 

Other users report 83C at 53% fan speed in BF3 with the 7970, for what that's worth.

 

 

 

 

It's better to have your side panel closed, unless you have an additional fan blowing directly on components from the side, during a bench run or something.

 

This is because you need turbulent airflow to keep the "stagnant" spots in the case at bay and force turbulence to mix the air inside the case.

 

200mm intake and 3x120mm exhaust is fine, although you're at negative case pressure and you may be sucking air (and dust) in through unfiltered cracks or vents in the case. You might want to work on getting positive case pressure (having more intake than exhaust, by taking your back fan and turning it into an intake so that you have 200 and 120 intake with 2x 120 exhaust), that way you'll have positive case pressure and the dust will stay in your fan filters and not infiltrate through cracks.

 

You have more than enough case flow and have no reason to take your side panel off and add another fan externally unless you're crazy-benching.

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Originally Posted by icehotshot View Post

It seems normal to me.....especially since you are running two of them.
What does your gpu usage look like? And what is your fps capped at?

I don't know what exactly what you mean by GPU usage but here is screenshot of my GPU-Z

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My FPS seems to cap around 300FPS.
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Originally Posted by Rolly103090 View Post

You bought 2 7970's for counterstrike? haha
I wouldnt say those are normal temps, how much space is in between each card?
Quite a bit, or just a little crack?

lol I know right?

There is plenty of space I think. About an inch between them.
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I see your fan @37%. Raise it to around 50 and see if they drop temp.
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Originally Posted by shad0wfax View Post

I don't own an HD 7970, nor do I play CS.

However, older games are often poorly optimized for newer hardware and it is very possible that CS and the HD 7970 drivers do not get along well.

I know that Neverwinter Nights 2 will run my CPUs (all of them) at 100% and run my GPU at 100% and I end up with 260+ FPS in the game, but still generate as much heat and noise as if I were playing BF3 on ultra settings.

Perhaps someone who owns an HD 7970 and CS can weigh in and give you a more definitive answer, but I'm willing to bet that it's an optimization issue and that it's "normal" although not necessarily desirable.

Other users report 83C at 53% fan speed in BF3 with the 7970, for what that's worth.




It's better to have your side panel closed, unless you have an additional fan blowing directly on components from the side, during a bench run or something.

This is because you need turbulent airflow to keep the "stagnant" spots in the case at bay and force turbulence to mix the air inside the case.

200mm intake and 3x120mm exhaust is fine, although you're at negative case pressure and you may be sucking air (and dust) in through unfiltered cracks or vents in the case. You might want to work on getting positive case pressure (having more intake than exhaust, by taking your back fan and turning it into an intake so that you have 200 and 120 intake with 2x 120 exhaust), that way you'll have positive case pressure and the dust will stay in your fan filters and not infiltrate through cracks.

You have more than enough case flow and have no reason to take your side panel off and add another fan externally unless you're crazy-benching.




I see. Thanks for great info.

I also thought that it might be better to keep the case closed to create a flow.

I am thiking of adding 4 more 120mm fans to the side panel as an intake so the fans blow directly onto the video cards.

Thanks again for your reply!
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Download Afterburner Beta 12 and set up fan profiles.
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