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High MSI 7950 idle temps. Monitor to blame?

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I just got a new ASUS VG 23AH today and I noticed that my idle temps are around 51C, which is odd because when I was using my old monitor over HDMI, my idle temps were around 35-39c. My load temps never go over 74C (skyrim with a ton of mods including ENB, which I've found gets my card hotter then anything else). Even when there is no load on the card it idles that high.

I also forced 72Hz out of my monitor by creating a custom resolution with CRU by Toasty.

So, what's causing the high load temps, because nothing else has changed

EDIT: So I figured out it was having the monitor run at 72 Hz. So that's good to know, but is there any downside to having idle temps that high?
Edited by Damaging Excess - 2/21/13 at 3:38pm
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my idle temps are 29C... so yeah those are high. what i noticed though is my fans wouldnt go above 20% on auto. i had to go into afterburner and set up the custom fan profile. Many have a problem with the TIM on it. take the card apart and clean it all up and apply more TIM . like 125% -150% of the amount you would put on a cpu. i hope that helps some how. if not let me know and ill try and help thumb.gif

EDIT: my load temps are around 68C so i dont think you need to rip that card apart and replace the tim yet. set up a custom fan profile and ENABLE it. Thats all i had to do O and im running at 1100mhz (core) and 1375mhz (mem) stock voltages.
Edited by JNielson - 2/21/13 at 5:10pm
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my idle temps are 29C... so yeah those are high. what i noticed though is my fans wouldnt go above 20% on auto. i had to go into afterburner and set up the custom fan profile. Many have a problem with the TIM on it. take the card apart and clean it all up and apply more TIM . like 125% -150% of the amount you would put on a cpu. i hope that helps some how. if not let me know and ill try and help thumb.gif

EDIT: my load temps are around 68C so i dont think you need to rip that card apart and replace the tim yet. set up a custom fan profile and ENABLE it. Thats all i had to do O and im running at 1100mhz (core) and 1375mhz (mem) stock voltages.
I replaced the TIM back when I first got the card. Easily the worst TIM jobe I've ever seen haha. My tmps dropped about 4C after I did that. And I already had a custom fan profile running, a rather aggressive one at that. It ended up being the fact that I was running the monitor at 72 Hz. The second I turned it back to 60 Hz my idle temp dropped to 32C. So I guess that only thing I'm wondering is if it's bad to run my card at an idle temp that high. I don't think it would but who knows, I'm no expert haha
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o ok. i misread that.

32C is 90F so lets say room temp is 74F thats 16F away from room temp.

i dont see any problem with this as mine is sitting at 30C as i type this. its not high, its about average for air cooling
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