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Just wondering what are good idle and load temps for a 6870. At the moment at 50% fan and 1000Mhz core clock I get like 29-30 idle and I am unsure of the load, this brings me onto my second question.

Are there any good programs which can be used to load the GPU 100% like the prime95 of GPU? also, how do I tell when my GPU is at 100% load?
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I am not sure what acceptable temps are on that card, but from what I hear they are capable of running very hot. As a general rule of thumb I do not like my cards exceeded 70c. Although I change that to 85C if I am stress testing in FurMark, as that program will get a card hotter then anything else.
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post #3 of 14
Furmark as suggested above is good for just loading the cards, and occt for testing stability. 90c is getting into the red zone, 100c is extreme. 80c region is good, but the lower you can run it loaded the better. I've had my cards upto 104c but I don't suggest living with those temps in any case.
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Ok, stability testing furmark I seem to be at around 70c on the profile stated above(50% fan, 1000mhz core, stock memory). Should be good the, I must say though the heat coming from the GPU vent is quite a lot.
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post #5 of 14
I usually get about 40*C idle on my HD6870 and 77*C max on load but you don't need to worry until you start getting above 90*C.
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I'm in the minority I'm sure, but I like the Afterburner/Kombuster package for benching, information, and stability testing for loading.

One thing I noticed yesterday is that at stock settings, the stability test loads the GPU 98%, but as I raise the clocks the load reading drops for each increase, so it's down to 87% load at my highest clock setting. Don't know why.

I'm also using Afterburner fan control which ramps fan speed with temps. I have the curve set to cross at 58C / 57% fan with the 1000/1240 clocks, at 87% load. (Idle is about 35C / 25% fan speed)

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The MSI Twin Frozr 6870 seems to run pretty cool.
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post #7 of 14
I am running a CrossfireX set up and my temps are as following.

Using Furmarks GPU stress test utility...
Core 975/Memory 1100
Idle GPU 1 49c
Idle GPU 2 42c
100% load (Fan at 45-50%) 87c on both cards
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I think I may have a bad card, I'm getting terrible temperatures since I have the same card as denydog (MSI Twin Frozr II 6870) I would think I would get similar temperatures but look, Untitled-7.png

Help guys? Why are my temps so high I have an MSI Twin Frozr II they are supposed to stay cool also is this a sign of a faulty card? And should I contact MSI and see if they can RMA?

Sorry if you can't see the max GPU temperature is 99 degrees Celsius

Also my OpenGL3 score is 93 degrees max.
Edited by Wubble - 1/17/11 at 10:31pm
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Is that on stock voltage? I haven't changed my volts.
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Yeah I hit reset on Afterburner so it reset the voltages and clocks.
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