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Radeon HD6970 2GB temperature reaches 100 celsius under load

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April 22, 2013 3:29:29 AM

My Radeon HD6970 2GB has a tendency to get very hot very quickly when under load from playing graphically heavy games. I'm using MSI Afterburner to monitor and control fan speed and temperatures.

Idle temperature at 40% fan speed is ~65-70 degrees.

Typical game temperature is ~90-95 degrees at 50% fan speed.

I've reached ~100-105 degrees with 60% fan speed in games such as Crysis (the first) and Bioshock Infinite before shutting the game down out of fear for damage to the gpu. I've tried the games on all graphical settings with little to no change in GPU temperature.

FPS and performance are acceptable. Increasing fan speed to anything beyond 60% becomes unbearable.


I'm looking for feedback on whether these are normal values. If they aren't I'm looking for a solution, and if they are I'd welcome tips on an suitable upgrade.
April 22, 2013 3:51:02 AM

is 80% fan speed too loud?
if it's not too much trouble, you you should probably take it back to where you bought it
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April 22, 2013 3:51:24 AM

Typically you don't want to be over 80-85c... What case do you have and whats the amb temp where you live?
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April 22, 2013 3:57:01 AM

80% fan speed is definitely too loud. I've tested the whole range and I find that anything beyond 60% is pretty unbearable.

My case is a Vision Silent Phantom. Sadly, I have been unable to find any information on it in english. But I can provide a link in danish: http://www.mm-vision.dk/produkter/vis.asp?varenr=61235&... 2

The case has 2 active coolers (back and left side)
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April 22, 2013 3:58:59 AM

They are NOT normal values. My heavily overclocked 6950/6970 might hit 80. Anything over 90 is not good. 100 is bad. BUT you already admitted its your fault for limiting the fan. We can't really fix you refusing to allow the card to operate correctly can we?

You can clean it out, try and improve case cooling etc, which should help. But you are asking to burn out and destroy you're card running it at those temps and forcing the fan to run that slow over a little noise

If you absolutely cannot stand it then underclock and undervolt the card to lower the temp, or reduce your settings and enable vsync so it has to do less work/not run at 100%
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April 22, 2013 4:00:52 AM

Seriously? Only 2 fans? No front intake? Good grief no wonder.... Fix it
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April 22, 2013 4:04:22 AM

unksol said:
They are NOT normal values. My heavily overclocked 6950/6970 might hit 80. Anything over 90 is not good. 100 is bad. BUT you already admitted its your fault for limiting the fan. We can't really fix you refusing to allow the card to operate correctly can we?

You can clean it out, try and improve case cooling etc, which should help. But you are asking to burn out and destroy you're card running it at those temps and forcing the fan to run that slow over a little noise

If you absolutely cannot stand it then underclock and undervolt the card to lower the temp, or reduce your settings and enable vsync so it has to do less work/not run at 100%


I'm definitely not looking to burn out my card. Which is why I'm here looking for answers. If other people can stand the noise at 100% fan speed I suspect my fan might be noisier than it's supposed to be.
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