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Powercolor myst 7870 overheating and throttling issue

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Hi everyone,

I've just bought the powercolor (Club3D) myst edition 7870 and installed it in my sig rig, when I started running a gaming benchmark, the temperature of the card shot up to 100c within seconds and the card started throttling immediately, I am considering RMAing the card, is there anything that I should check before i decide to return the gpu?
 
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100c is very dangerous. check if increasing fan speed keeps temps around 75c. test with a open case to see if there is a reduction in temps. mostly its a faulty card. demand a replacement.
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100c is very dangerous. check if increasing fan speed keeps temps around 75c. test with a open case to see if there is a reduction in temps. mostly its a faulty card. demand a replacement.

According to MSI afterburner, the fan speed is already at 100% during load, and I can believe it, as the thing sounds like a jet turbine, opening the case also doesn't seem to affect temperatures significantly, could case airflow be a possible issue?
 
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According to MSI afterburner, the fan speed is already at 100% during load, and I can believe it, as the thing sounds like a jet turbine, opening the case also doesn't seem to affect temperatures significantly, could case airflow be a possible issue?

try it on an open test bed. normal temps are 70 - 75c. if temps go above 80c on open test bed return the card.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/01/powercolor_radeon_hd_7870_myst_edition_review/10
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