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Well I guess I wouldn't be too happy if my VRMs were getting close 100'C on my 7970 at stock clocks. The reference design cooler does alot better job on the VRMs. And I don't blame you about the research part, because the Direct CU II coolers have been proven in the past. These cards were hard to find as is before any real knowledge existed about the VRM thing.

I'm not happy about it, but since all the cards run at those temps, it's technically in spec.
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post #52 of 55
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I'm not happy about it, but since all the cards run at those temps, it's technically in spec.

Honestly I would be perfectly fine with overlooking the unusually high VRM temps if there wasn't so many people having trouble with the cards. It may or may not be related to the VRMs, but either way these cards so far do not have a good track record.
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Now that looks like a proper DirectCU II card having 4x DP 2x DVi like a DCu II should have. Unlike the the 7950 version which is just a reference card in my opinion with DCU II cooler dropped on it.
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Well it's hard to "go wrong" when I didn't put the card together myself and my case has decent intake/exhaust going on. In any case, what are your ambient temps? It's summer here and the ambients can hit up to 30c, gets damn warm in the room.
I suppose I could take the card apart, clean off the TIM and reapply a new layer. Side venting could help too I suppose (gah why didn't I buy a HAF-X?).

I'm in Southern California so my ambients are pretty warmish and comparable to yours.
I also have a Silverstone FT02 which puts my card in a vertical position making the card not cool as effectively as it's designed to yet my temps are still what they are.

Before I purchased read through Newegg reviews and it does seem as though there are a percentage of cards that are outliers and tend to get warmer than the median.
Dunno for sure but maybe a re-application of TIM would help your temps.

Good luck... smile.gif
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Hey guys, issue with the VRM temp is fixed. the cards temp is fine you can check on thermal cameras... doesnt go above 70... however it shows on GPU tweak its around 70 - 120 this is wrong because of the NEW VRM system in the card, GPU Tweak didnt know how to read the temps correctly. Since the new GPU Tweak it has fixed the issue. please check out this i posted showing the actual VRM temps with GPU Tweak 2.0.8.3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3eVidT0Uss

This is a older video with the same card but using GPU Tweak 2.0.3.3 and it shows the temps very high
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEKDQuolUSg
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