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Powercolor HD 6850 Idles at 60C, Under load goes to 83C

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Hi, I have my 6850 hooked up to two monitors (1920x1080, 1440x900). My card has always ran very hot, and I usually step in when it gets above 80C to make sure it doesn't damage the card by stopping what I am doing or putting the fan speed on maximum. Am I being to cautious about my temperatures? Should I be getting these temperatures?

I recently re-applied the thermal paste between the GPU and the heatsink, but the temperatures are basically the same as before.
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gpus can go up to 90 safely at stock voltages. your fine, but what percent do you have your fan at?

edit: for example my 7970 goes to 83 sometimes, but thats because at default it keeps the fan quiet, I could put the fan at 100% and it goes down to like 65.
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I have my fan to go to 100% at 80C and then 80% at 70C, 60% at 60C, etc. But you think that they temperatures are fine?
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I think it should be a little cooler than 80c if you fans Is at 100% what case and what exact model 6850 do you have
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