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Do I need to RE-TIM MSI TWIN FROZR 7950

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Hey guys,

I think one of my cards is heating up way more than normal. Im not sure if that is just how it is, if it is because one is a 7970 pcb, bad tim, or bad cooler.

Card 1: 8+6 pin
Card 2: 6+6 pin

If card 1 is on top (POSITION A) here are idle/max temps after valley bench:

IDLE:
top: 36c
bottom: 34c

MAX TEMP:
top: 74c
bottom: 62c

If i switch it and card2 is on top (POSITION B):

IDLE:
top: 34c
bottom: 37c

MAX TEMP:
top: 70c
bottom: 75c

So as you can tell, my Card 1 is heating up irregardless of position. Even in IDLE, even if card 1 is on the bottom, its still hotter. But the weird thing is in Position A, its a 10 degree difference.. but in position B, the only reason Card 2 is being heated is because Card 1 in bottom is running hot.

Should I try re-timming it? it seems as if that is what people are saying to do. Or should I just buy the Accelero Extreme to replace the cooler? Or if i should just re-tim it what paste should i buy?


Thanks for any inputs.
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Yea I think it does have some heating issues. I would by some Coolaboratory Liquid Ultra. IMO it is the best paste on the market. Gave me a 30c drop on my 3770k and a 10c drop on both of my GPU's and the temps on both cards weren't bad before so if there was actually a bad application of paste on my cards I'm sure I would have seen a 20c drop. MSI has seemingly been doing a better job at applying the TIM on the TFIII's they have been releasing lately. How old is yours? Just remember that Liquid Ultra is conductive. The stuff is literally liquid metal. Be sure to read some guides and watch some videos on it before applying.
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Yea I think it does have some heating issues. I would by some Coolaboratory Liquid Ultra. IMO it is the best paste on the market. Gave me a 30c drop on my 3770k and a 10c drop on both of my GPU's and the temps on both cards weren't bad before so if there was actually a bad application of paste on my cards I'm sure I would have seen a 20c drop. MSI has seemingly been doing a better job at applying the TIM on the TFIII's they have been releasing lately. How old is yours? Just remember that Liquid Ultra is conductive. The stuff is literally liquid metal. Be sure to read some guides and watch some videos on it before applying.

its fairly new. but the 2nd card is newer so i believe i may just gotten old stock.

i'll do some research into that then thank you very much!
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its fairly new. but the 2nd card is newer so i believe i may just gotten old stock.

i'll do some research into that then thank you very much!

No problem. Let me know if you need anything else. I'm always happy to help!
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