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MSI 7950 Twin Frozr III reaching temps up to 77c

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Hi, i recently built a gaming rig and was just curious about the temps. The card is running on stock voltage with an 1150MHz core clock and 1500MHz memory clock. I was curious to know if reaching up to 77c is normal for this? thanks
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According to a a review on guru3d, (http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_radeon_hd_7950_twin_frozer_iii_review,9.html) that seems like a pretty high temp. Their load temp was 59 degrees in the review.

Do you have proper airflow in the case? Can you maybe take a picture of the case?

Also what is your ambient temp like in the room?

If all those are good maybe you need to reseat the heatsink on the card...
post #3 of 9
My MSI 7950 TF3 also reaches 77-78c with 1100/1500 1,08v... Changed TIM also. My case airflow is good enough.
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I have a mini itx case (bitfenix prodigy) so that may be one of the reasons, though it's almost micro atx size. It could be due to the fact that it's winter here, and with the heating on and all..I was just curious if this caused any damage, that's all
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I have a mini itx case (bitfenix prodigy) so that may be one of the reasons, though it's almost micro atx size. It could be due to the fact that it's winter here, and with the heating on and all..I was just curious if this caused any damage, that's all
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Being overclocked, ofc you should expect it to be a bit warmer thumb.gif

also, ambient temps can effect the gpu temps.

Though being an overclocked little card, temps don't look tooo terrible. thumb.gif
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Mine with the stock cooler even after applying new TIM would get to 80+c under full load. Sometimes reaching in the upper 80's

I've since put an EK waterblock on it and it stays around 45c under full load.
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my friend has the same card. I told him to use XIGMATEK PTI-G4512 thermal grease and his load temps went way down after curing. It was 70C+ like yours before after overclock. Now it is like 62C max after OC. His core clock was around 1150 i think
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I might consider adding thermal paste ventually, but as for the time being i'll see how i go thumb.gif
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