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Hi everyone. Just a quick question, recently I changed the side panel on my bitfenix prodigy to a windowed side panel, resulting in no airflow for my gpu. (msi 7950 twin frozr iii boost). Since the change, I've noticed my gpu temps reaching up to 76c on stock (960/1250mhz) I knew before I brought the side panel that the temperatures were going to increase, is this going to be okay for the card itself though? and what is the maximum temperature I should stay under, was it 85c? cheers
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Yes. 85C is the max core temp for Tahiti chips. This has been told by an AMD rep on Twitter.
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Glad to know I'm fine then, thanks!
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Hmmmm. My card gets really close to that. Like 81, 82. I am on eyefinity and a well ventilated case. I am wondering if I need to look at the way the vendor put the thermal paste on the card.
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Hmmmm. My card gets really close to that. Like 81, 82. I am on eyefinity and a well ventilated case. I am wondering if I need to look at the way the vendor put the thermal paste on the card.

As soon as I take off my side panel the temps drop down to the 60's. I've heard some msi 7950's having badly applied paste :/
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