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Any advice would be helpful...

First take a look at my user image/avatar...
See how close my GFX cards are?
The main card (right one) hits 85C when I play Crysis 3. (Hottest I have seen it so far).

Any ideas on what I can do to keep it cool? (consider water but 1) don't know much about it, and I would want to cool my entire board and GFX cards 2) don't have the money to do everything right now)
What are the max temps for a 7870?

Thanks
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post #2 of 41
max fan on the hot card. use stock clock of 1000/1200
pray it lives long enough until you put together a water cooler.
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post #3 of 41
Are you on the latest drivers ? Have you overclocked them ?if so, at what Mhz ? You could set the fan profile aggressively within MSI Afterburner as well
post #4 of 41
my 7870 get to 65 when i play farcry 3 for over 2 hrs they are XFX cards and they are knowen for getting hot but 85c is really high buddy i would try after burner and cranks the fans when you play just put them ath full speed and pray that it lasts till you can either go water or buy different cards but if the card has been running that hot for a bit a new card may be a better idea as you may waste your money on water cooing
post #5 of 41
Thread Starter 
Look at the pic of my PC...
There is NO air flow on the master card...
I am not OCing at all. My Hawks are all stock

Only thing I can think of is water cooling, but not really interested in getting to that just yet.
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post #6 of 41
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Originally Posted by EyeCU247 View Post

Look at the pic of my PC...
There is NO air flow on the master card...
I am not OCing at all. My Hawks are all stock

Only thing I can think of is water cooling, but not really interested in getting to that just yet.
If you have not air flow issue as i did see how close they are if it is open like that putting a regular fan pushing air at it may help but they are really cose that is the main problem a different mother board may be a better investment
post #7 of 41
Put a fan infront of it, kind of pushing towards the back of the case. If they're cards that exhaust air try doing the opposite of that, have a fan taking the warm air out.
Run them at stock or even 950MHz with a lower voltage, try a more aggressive fan profile and maybe even swap the cards over (sometimes one just naturally runs a bit hotter). - It was like that with my MSI 6850's.

EDIT: Also try moving it over a slot if possible if you can do that tongue.gif
 
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post #8 of 41
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I just looked at some logs... it appears when I was running at max settings in eyefinity (couldn't see the live temp) it hit 92C.

I really like my Gigabyte boards.
The only thing I can think to do right now is move my 2nd card to the 8X slot. But I will lose performance....

Any recommendations on water for Just my GFX cards, but a system I can expand later to cover the rest of my PC?
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post #9 of 41
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Originally Posted by EyeCU247 View Post

Any advice would be helpful...

First take a look at my user image/avatar...
See how close my GFX cards are?
The main card (right one) hits 85C when I play Crysis 3. (Hottest I have seen it so far).

Any ideas on what I can do to keep it cool? (consider water but 1) don't know much about it, and I would want to cool my entire board and GFX cards 2) don't have the money to do everything right now)
What are the max temps for a 7870?

Thanks
just do this, it works for amd cards to http://www.overclock.net/t/1203528/official-nvidia-gpu-mod-club-aka-the-mod
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post #10 of 41
water blocks for this card are pricy here is a link and you will see water cooling is gonna take you time to get going on
http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/step1_complist?gpu_gpus=631

Ive wanted to water cool my system and just the cards to water cool are aroung 600 bucks just fro the cards and you can always add your cpu and motherboard water blocks in later all water cooling setups are easy to expand just need a pump a resivoir water blocks and tubing clamps and the fluid they have kits but not for video cards normally
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