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post #11 of 26
Nevermind idle temps - the cards are optimized for quiet idle, what are the load temps? that's how you know if things are messed.
 
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I get the impression that your core clock doesn't drop to idle values, but stays at 850. Is this this the issue? It would explain the high idle temperature.
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Originally Posted by Seid Dark View Post

What drivers you have? Some users have high idle clocks problem with Catalyst 12.11. Those temps are otherwise quite fine.

12.09
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Nevermind idle temps - the cards are optimized for quiet idle, what are the load temps? that's how you know if things are messed.

Highest I've had it was 71C playing Planetside 2 on Max
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I get the impression that your core clock doesn't drop to idle values, but stays at 850. Is this this the issue? It would explain the high idle temperature.

It goes between 501 - 800 with 19% activity.
post #15 of 26
Please try some other drivers, 12.10 for example. 850MHz is not normal idle clock.
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Please try some other drivers, 12.10 for example. 850MHz is not normal idle clock.

I did, still the same thing.

Edit: Back down to 34C, No idea why.
Edited by HaunteR - 11/20/12 at 9:35pm
post #17 of 26
Some software may get the clock stuck to high. Youtube uses hardware acceleration..., could be a lot of things.
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post #18 of 26
My XFX HD 7950 core has similar temps to yours when its not OC'd. I think the cards just have rubbish cooling IMO. My second gigabyte 7950 runs over 15c cooler than the XFX.
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Originally Posted by HaunteR View Post

Highest I've had it was 71C playing Planetside 2 on Max
It goes between 501 - 800 with 19% activity.

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Originally Posted by Seid Dark View Post

Please try some other drivers, 12.10 for example. 850MHz is not normal idle clock.

71ºC seems fine for load temps.

850 MHz def not normal idle clocks - both my 6950s (one ref, one not) idle @ 250MHz...
 
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post #20 of 26
I'm gonna use this thread and not make a new one biggrin.gif
So I just got my new computer and my case is CM Silencio 550 (it has bad airflow) and a Sapphire 7950 OC.
The temps go up to 70ºC when I'm playing a game is that normal? And would buying a Noctua 120mm fan for the back one make a diffrence?
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