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My GPU used to idle at 42-44, now it's down to 38. Not a HUGE increase, but all I did was put a fan on the bottom and replaced the one on the back of my case. Can't wait to get the one right next to the GPU.
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Well done every little bit helps. MOAR AIR!
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Boy was I wrong. Just hit 96c in Dead Space 2 without Vsync on.
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post #4 of 5
You've got a good case... airflow shouldn't be an issue. Do you have something over top of your graphics card or anything impeding flow?

96 is definitely on the warmer side- Are you overclocking it at all?

Which direction are your fans pointing? Is it possible one of the front / rears got reversed by accident? I think you have a fan on top as well? I presume it is exhausting?

You've got a good case and a good card- I just wonder if something is awry? Average load temps that I'm seeing with the 6970 are significantly less than that- though furmark allegedly bumps them into the low 90s.

Anyway- keep us posted.
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You need to download and install the latest MSI Afterburner (beta I think). Set up a custom fan profile in there. Whether the fan ramps up under load, or set it to a custom percentage. The stock fan profile will NOT keep your card cool enough at all, hence the 96*C you are seeing.
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