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XFX 5970 Runs extremely hot help pls

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August 21, 2010 11:29:41 AM

I just built a new rig and I am using this card. Everything works great and is running great, but my graphics card runs extremely hot. The first time I started it up, I installed windows, and after it was complete I shut it off and opened it up to check something out inside and I felt extreme heat coming off of my card and it was on for less than an hour. Is there something I can do to combat this? Is this normal?
August 21, 2010 11:41:31 AM

SILVERSTONE Fortress Series FT02B-W Black Aluminum / Steel Computer Case
2. ASUS VW266H Black 25.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
3. ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
5. CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
6. OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE90G 2.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal
7. AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
8. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full
9. ASUS Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-08B1ST
10. G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel
11. Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Digital Speaker System
12. XFX HD-5970-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
13. Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

I don't know how to find the temp.
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August 21, 2010 11:50:11 AM

right now its at 48 C. I want to check it after i've gamed for about an hour, i've had times where i would see the graphics start to get choppy for moments and i believe it is because of the heat on the card
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August 21, 2010 11:59:00 AM

as its summer at the mo and a hot 1 at that mine runs at 55 idol
after running game like crysis it goes to about 80 which is ok
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August 21, 2010 12:01:29 PM

what would be the temp cap where I should be concerned?
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August 21, 2010 12:01:50 PM

after running wow for about 10 minutes i'm at 68 C
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August 21, 2010 12:05:22 PM

schu65 said:
what would be the temp cap where I should be concerned?



about 90+ just make sure pc is clean and all the cards are not covered in dust or hair also check all fans cpu and gpu and psu
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