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I have a MSI 6970 and at stock everything it idles at 37-47 C. Is that normal? I overclocked it yesterday and idle was at 50C, so i got scared and set it back to default.

What does your card idle on? and anyone know the temperature range or the 6970? It is hot compared to some NVIDIA cards i have had in the past.
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I sit at 57c idle and about 75-80 with extended period of gaming smile.gif with OC

you have nothing to worry about

my 5850 were at 85c each when gaming when overclocked

any card can withstand about 100c before having major problem in a short period of time .at 120-150 you are damaging it quite a bit and beyond you are just dumb .
    
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You shouldn't go above 85C for an extended period of time (1 hour+). Other than that, the temps are completely fine. My overclocked 5850 peaks at 80C.
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Currently at 28C. Gaming usually gets me up to 48C+, and OC Scanner tops out at 62C.

I think you should still be OK with those temps. You might want to get some better case ventilation/cooling. Also, if your case is cluttered with cables, clean it up - it works wonders.
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Reason why your idle temps went up when you overclocked your GPU is because now on AMD cards if you overclock your GPU it ups your cards 2d clocks also. It was a fix meant for multi monitor users but it seems people with single displays are affected also.

Typically, @ stock clocks "for a 5870 for example"
The 2D clocks would be, 137/300.

Now if I overclocked the GPU, it would be;
2D clocks '400/1200'.

This is why it's raising your idle clocks, and increases temps. This fix, as they call it was brought in after 10.4 package. I wouldn't worry about your idle temps though, load is were it counts.
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Originally Posted by Primus;12177310 
Currently at 28C. Gaming usually gets me up to 48C+, and OC Scanner tops out at 62C.

I think you should still be OK with those temps. You might want to get some better case ventilation/cooling. Also, if your case is cluttered with cables, clean it up - it works wonders.

Since this was my first time building a computer by myself, mine looks like spaghetti inside. I want to put a small poster on my side window so no one sees how much of a fail it is... but at least it works
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