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I think my OC will take my 6870 to around 80c, I stopped at 74c just because I didnt know the cards limit and didnt want to ruin my card.
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I think my OC will take my 6870 to around 80c, I stopped at 74c just because I didnt know the cards limit and didnt want to ruin my card.
80c is plenty fine, in fact even 90c won't destroy the card, but I would be careful with those kind of temps. Also, be weary of your vrm temps, as your gpu might not fry, but they could. Don't push your voltages too far on air.
     
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sure you will be fine, i know my 4870 gets up to 95c (4870 are hot cards) sometimes and its been running strong for two years.

I personally don't worry until it hits the 90c mark
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typically, a high end video card shouldn't exceed 85C. However, up until 90C, it should still be acceptable but try your best not to exceed 90C
    
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80c is plenty fine, in fact even 90c won't destroy the card, but I would be careful with those kind of temps. Also, be weary of your vrm temps, as your gpu might not fry, but they could. Don't push your voltages too far on air.
I can't change my voltages on this card for some reasons but I put the clock to 1000 and the memory to 1250 which was the highest I could do in MSI afterburner and it seems stable so far.
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I can't change my voltages on this card for some reasons but I put the clock to 1000 and the memory to 1250 which was the highest I could do in MSI afterburner and it seems stable so far.
Have you went into your MSI AB settings and clicking on Unlocking Voltage Control or Monitoring not sure which one it says but that option right there allows you to adjust your Voltage Juganot.

On topic I just try and keep my card from going over 75 but as long as you're under 90-100 most preferably 80c you're going to be dandy.
    
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I can't change my voltages on this card for some reasons but I put the clock to 1000 and the memory to 1250 which was the highest I could do in MSI afterburner and it seems stable so far.
Make sure you download the newest version of afterburner beta, i think it is on beta 7 now, and then go settings and turn on voltage control.
     
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