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HD7970 stock temps high

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Hello!

I just bought a XFX HD7970 today and when I first fit it I was hitting maybe 29c idle temps but after a fresh format (and a corrupt bios!) it seems to now be idling at 50c and I don't even want to try to play a game right now.

What could be causing this? I don't honestly see how a rise of 21c just happened within a couple of hours, my CPU seems to be burning up too.
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Perhaps your clocks are running high and not downclocking. Running eyefinity? Download MSI Afterburner and use manual fan control (you can set a fan profile that automatically rises and lowers fan speed according to temps).
    
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16gb GSkill Sniper 2200mhz Crucial MX100 256gb Samsung F3 1TB Samsung F3 1TB 
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Seagate 3TB EK Supremacy Evo EK Nickel VGA Block x2 w/ Backplates Alphacool UT60 480mm Rad 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Alphacool XT45 480mm Rad Dual D5 Pump w/ Dual Pump Top Gentle Typhoon AP-15s x18 Win 7 64 bit 
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Qnix QX2710 1440P + 1080P IPS secondary Benq W1070 Projector on 120" Screen Seasonic Platinum 1200w Corsair 900D 
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That worked, thanks Bluemustang, I totally forgot to do that.
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