Originally Posted by ehpexs
My MSI 7950 runs at about 55 C idle doing pretty much nothing, at load it runs 80C at stock clocks no voltage or power limit changed. Which is hotter than my powercolor 7950 runs overclocked under load. I'm not sure if this card is defective or not. BTW these temps have nothing to do with the second card. It runs that hot being in the case with the other card.
I noticed you have 3 monitors in your signature. Dual monitors made my card run hotter (50*) at idle under Windows desktop. When I went back to single monitor, it went down to normal idle temp (36*).