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My MSI 7950 runs at about 55 C idle doing pretty much nothing, at load it runs 80C at stock clocks no voltage or power limit changed. Which is hotter than my powercolor 7950 runs overclocked under load. I'm not sure if this card is defective or not. BTW these temps have nothing to do with the second card. It runs that hot being in the case with the other card.
 

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I haven't touched the card for two reasons, I'll be selling it and my powercolor when the 8950s come out and I'm worried about warranty issues if I mess with the heatsink.
If your not willing to reseat it's cooler then you might as well just rma it. That's what I would do if I didn't want to void the warranty.
 

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Buy kuhler 620 and mod u can find tut on this forum
 

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Buy kuhler 620 and mod u can find tut on this forum
But he doesn't want to void the warranty...

EDIT: Wait, isn't MSI one of the only GPU manufacturers that do't void your warranty when you remove the heatsink? I remember hearing that somewhere a while back, not sure if it's true or not though.
 

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But he doesn't want to void the warranty...

EDIT: Wait, isn't MSI one of the only GPU manufacturers that do't void your warranty when you remove the heatsink? I remember hearing that somewhere a while back, not sure if it's true or not though.
This is correct. MSI doesn't care if you reseat the heatsink as long as you don't break anything. So just be careful
 

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on my MSI TFIII 7950-
When I removed my cooler to prep for watercooling-
I noticed 2 of the Memory chips had thermal pads w/blue clear tape cover still applied...
Poor TIM app,cheap TIM & quality control issues.
Pop that cooler off,check thermal pads & use good TIM-you are sure to see temp decrease!
 

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Whats the stock-voltage of that card? My MSI TFIII 7950 used to hit low 70s under gaming load @1,1V with fan @69%, if you got one of the newer boost-cards that have stock voltage of 1,25V then that explains alot...Like said, that stock TIM looks horrible and has applied poorly, no wonder why its incapable of keeping it cool
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I applied coollabs liquid pro and now it stays in the high 50s/low 60s @ lower fan speed when gaming. Just a word of warning, if you use conductive TIM (like liquid pro) then be very cautious when applying it, you could very easily kill the GPU if it gets in contact with the transistors nearby the GPU-die...
 

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My MSI 7950 runs at about 55 C idle doing pretty much nothing, at load it runs 80C at stock clocks no voltage or power limit changed. Which is hotter than my powercolor 7950 runs overclocked under load. I'm not sure if this card is defective or not. BTW these temps have nothing to do with the second card. It runs that hot being in the case with the other card.
Unlock voltage monitoring in afterburner and tell me what your voltage is. Are you using unofficial overclocking mode without powerplay support? I had a problem where I set unofficial overclocking mode without powerplay support in afterburner and my voltage was stuck at 1.25v and my top card was running at 42c and bottom was 37c and that was at a 75% fan speed.
 

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My MSI radeon 7950 had a small sticker on one of the screws required to detach the heat sink that specifically mentions "warranty void if removed". Looks like this policy may have changed? This is a newer boost edition version FYI.
 

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Originally Posted by ehpexs View Post

My MSI 7950 runs at about 55 C idle doing pretty much nothing, at load it runs 80C at stock clocks no voltage or power limit changed. Which is hotter than my powercolor 7950 runs overclocked under load. I'm not sure if this card is defective or not. BTW these temps have nothing to do with the second card. It runs that hot being in the case with the other card.
I noticed you have 3 monitors in your signature. Dual monitors made my card run hotter (50*) at idle under Windows desktop. When I went back to single monitor, it went down to normal idle temp (36*).
 

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My MSI radeon 7950 had a small sticker on one of the screws required to detach the heat sink that specifically mentions "warranty void if removed". Looks like this policy may have changed? This is a newer boost edition version FYI.
Are you using unofiicial overclocking mode without powerplay support? What is your voltage at idle?
 
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