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12.10 drivers hd 6870 hotter

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i update my drivers and now my hd 6870 is hotter, with the 12.6 is fine idle on 43 c and full 65
what could happen ?? i dont get it why is hotter
please help i use afterburner to see the temps
    
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They possibly changed the power state clocks. It's nothing new. I wouldn't worry unless it gets over 85C. If it's noisier, adjust the fan curve. Clean out your heat sink and use a high pressure side case fan if you are overly concerned.
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WOW, I have the 6870 HIS turbo fan, and at stock clocks with 25-30% fan speed, it is ~50C idle. Under load with about 40-50% usage and same fan speeds, it goes up to 80C. Am I doing something wrong? Or is it just the fan speed (set to auto)?
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WOW, I have the 6870 HIS turbo fan, and at stock clocks with 25-30% fan speed, it is ~50C idle. Under load with about 40-50% usage and same fan speeds, it goes up to 80C. Am I doing something wrong? Or is it just the fan speed (set to auto)?

MSI Afterburner ....ATI stock fan profiles are bad news in my experience. I just cleaned my 6970 and went from max temps of 95C to 63 C by opening the card(precision screwdriver and some rubber gloves) and cleaning the dust stuck in the heatsink and in places that trying to clean it closed wouldn't help. There as a ton of dust in there way more than I expected to find so......open her up carefully and clean her out if an MSI profile doesn't bring those temps down on their own.
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