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My card runs at about 40-45C idle and jumps close to 80C during gameplay and testing. Is this too hot? Also what are some things I could do to bring the temps down on the card.

I have 2 x 120mm fans coming to install inside of my case and blow cold air across the card.
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Originally Posted by BigFrank;12103135 
My card runs at about 40-45C idle and jumps close to 80C during gameplay and testing. Is this too hot? Also what are some things I could do to bring the temps down on the card.

I have 2 x 120mm fans coming to install inside of my case and blow cold air across the card.

Nope, That's perfectly fine, My 6870 Idle's a bit cooler than your's but the load temp's are good smile.gif
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That's about average temps, not hot at all. Mine has hit like..92*c (flashed to a 6970, auto fan speed) and it was perfectly fine. If you're worried just make a custom fan profile.
    
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What is your fan speed? although those temps sound about right mine gets up to 80c under load.
I have mine at 45 for gaming.
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What is your fan speed? although those temps sound about right mine gets up to 80c under load.
I have mine at 45 for gaming.

On idle the temps right now are 52C and the speed is at 1340 RPMS ( 27% ) according to GPU-z. Is there a better program to monitor temps and fan speed for an ATI card? Any windows gadgets? I have GPU-z now.
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On idle the temps right now are 52C and the speed is at 1340 RPMS ( 27% ) according to GPU-z. Is there a better program to monitor temps and fan speed for an ATI card? Any windows gadgets? I have GPU-z now.

I just use the catalyst control center to manually adjust fan speed on the card.
Under the ATi overdrive tab.
That way you can have different fan profiles higher speed for gaming, quiet when your not gaming.
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I just use the catalyst control center to manually adjust fan speed on the card.
Under the ATi overdrive tab.
That way you can have different fan profiles higher speed for gaming, quiet when your not gaming.

I passed on the catalyst control center when I downloaded the drivers. So I'm guessing it would be good to install?
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I passed on the catalyst control center when I downloaded the drivers. So I'm guessing it would be good to install?

I would suggest it, as you can adjust fan speed, overclock, get info about drivers and mess with 3d settings.
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Should I get the new Catalyst 10.12 Preview, or get either the Catalyst Suite or Catalyst APP?
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Should I get the new Catalyst 10.12 Preview, or get either the Catalyst Suite or Catalyst APP?

Don't get he BETA Catalyst, It's unreliable until 11.1 drivers are released
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