Hi, I have an eVGA 7950GT (512MB) and I idle at around 55C.
Under Counter-Strike (not graphics intensive), I load at around 65C.
In Company of Heroes (somewhat graphics intensive), I load at around 80C.
Under Furmark, I went from 55C to 105C in 60 seconds.
I believe my card is overheating, as I randomly freeze in Company of Heroes after long periods of gameplay. I have unmounted my heatsink and applied new thermal paste after removing the old. I also have put a new (large) fan directly under the GPU's fan to blow cold air on the graphics card. I have also used RivaTuner to adjust my fan speed as a function of temperature threshold.
Is there anything I can do otherwise to cool down my GPU? Is it truly overheating?
I'm hearing mixed answers to my problem.
Others say 7950GTs are made to withstand up to 110C and run hot normally. I'm not quite sure who to believe, but I did clean out my case and add new thermal grease and NOW it's running at the aforementioned temps.