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i have just got an x850xt crossfire edition. i looked in atitool and the load temps go over 70*C. is this safe?

i have a zalman VF700 LED cooler off my old x700. the hsf on my new x850xt looks very impressive and has an exhaust out the back. i was wondering would the zalman provide better cooling or should i just leave the stock cooler on?
    
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Those arent dangerous temps, pretty average. The VF700, if its copper, will give better cooling for sure.
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yeah you're right. i have just put my VF700-Cu LED on with as5 and saw immediate temp drops to 33*C idle and 59*C load at 25*C room temp

i guess after a while when the paste has set the temps will be even lower. great!

this makes me wonder why manufacturers made such poor heat sinks
    
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