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Got my new XRF HD 6970.. It's a beast as expected. Running idle the temp is at 61.5 degrees. During Crysis 2, Dragon Age 2. it goes to about 75... and probably even more. I end up turning my fan speed up through ATI CCC to about 50-60% and just letting it sit there while gaming..

Does this card normally just run hot? I'm assuming so with as much as it's doing, but wanted to ask if there were any recommendations on how to keep it cooler or what I should do while gaming?

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post #2 of 44
When i was on air it idled in the 30's.

Create a custom fan profile with msi afterburner.
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Sounds bout right to me. Im getting roughly the same temps on load. 57 at idle. Getting my water block today though so hopefully it helps cool it down. These do run hot though. fans@ 30% idle, 60% load
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post #4 of 44
this is on the stock cooler? if so then that is perfectly acceptable, graphics cards are usually OK till around 90c
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Yea stock cooler. Any suggestions on aftermarket? I've been told the Shaman from Thermalright and the AXP?
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Yea stock cooler. Any suggestions on aftermarket? I've been told the Shaman from Thermalright and the AXP?

Try feeding the card more air first. Aftermarket coolers are slim pickings atm.
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Idle at 60c is not normal, sounds like power play is not working as it should, however 75c is a good full load temp in games so you will be fine smile.gif As always, check air flow, hide all cables, get good quality case fans, direct air to the GPU then exhaust it ect ect.

Good Luck mate smile.gif
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How would I feed it more air? I don't have anything below it other than the PSU which is the fan is located on the bottom of it. The cables are for the most part hidden. I have a good 4-6" between the bottom of the card and the PSU. It is however close to the CPU but my CPU idle is 29.5..
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So I've installed MSI Afterburner. Enabled the Fan Profile. Right now the card fan is running about 50% and temp is around 51.. Is it good for the card to have the fan speed constant on 50% or should I only turn this on when I'm gaming?
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Originally Posted by Pegasys;13061245 
So I've installed MSI Afterburner. Enabled the Fan Profile. Right now the card fan is running about 50% and temp is around 51.. Is it good for the card to have the fan speed constant on 50% or should I only turn this on when I'm gaming?

If your card loads at 75c, you don't have a problem, at all. The only issue I can see is idle temps vs noise. Setup a fan profile that you feel comfortable with noise/temp wise.
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