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Just got my 7870 Myst today. The card seems nice. But it is hot!

The card is in my 600t with out hdd cages in its way, 200mm fan blowing on it.

Playing COD 4 (LOL) at 1024x768 on my 32" tv via hdmi and its reaching 84c during game play. This seems like a little much. The card is idling around 50c.

I am thinking I should just send this back to newegg before even sending the rebate in? What should I buy instead?
Edited by DEEPfrom1 - 11/14/13 at 7:01am
    
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post #2 of 8
7870XT or LE is a pretty warm card to begin with. Mine reached around 78 degrees when playing games.
post #3 of 8
Manually tweak the fan profiles so that the card revs up the RPMs at lower temps. I found that my 7950 wouldn't really start moving some air until it got over 70. When playing games the fan noise doesn't matter much biggrin.gifMSI Afterburner should do the trick.
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post #4 of 8
Return that card and get the sapphire hd 7950 boost . much better cooler. can easily run at 1100 mhz clocks. thumb.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026
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Mine is getting delivered today, and it will also be in a 600t like yours. Try playing a different game or at a higher resolution to see if it makes a difference.
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Im thinking you should use the 200mm as an exhaust and reseat the GPU heatsink. I really dislike that cooler design, seems horrible generally
    
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I concur. Also, if I'm buying a Radeon it's going to be a Sapphire with external exhaust. (don't pay that much for a 7950 though)
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TheReciever: There is 200mm exhaust as well as a 120mm exhaust.

I rma'd it, Ill spend more money on a better card.
    
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