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Is my GPU running too hot?

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March 14, 2011 2:27:42 AM

I installed a CM hyper212+ today so I decided to run the Crysis 2 demo on its highest settings and see what I could get (granted my current monitor has a native resolution in the 13-- x 6-- range I think). My CPU never reached higher than low 40s, as did the system temp. My one concern was that my GPU temp had a high of 85. Is this flirting with danger? If so, would my only solution be to improve system airflow? I have room for a side intake fan in that general area.

Some of my system specs:
AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE (no OC yet)
ASRock Extreme3 870 mobo
G.Skill Ripjaws 4gb (2x2gb)
XFX Radeon HD 6870 BE
XFX 650W PSU
Rosewill Challenger Case
OCZ Agility 2 60gb SSD
Samsung F3 1tb HDD

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a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2011 9:18:34 AM

yeah 85C is a little high, you could try to to add a fan and see if it helps.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
March 14, 2011 9:31:21 AM

What kind of 6870 model?
Is it the one that blow the hot air out the back of the card or egg-shaped or what?
Is this brand new card?
What is your ambient temp?
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March 14, 2011 9:52:55 AM

Oh my, that cannot be good because the HD 6870 is supposedly a mid-range performer and shouldn't be hitting that kind of temp... Yes I do believe that is too hot, maybe add another exhaust fan if you can or intake fan.
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a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2011 4:02:37 PM

Side intakes are a good idea to increase airflow to the GPU
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March 14, 2011 7:32:19 PM

I just ordered a Scythe S-Flex 120mm fan for side intake, i will post results when it comes it
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a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2011 8:06:19 PM

Check out this link, it's a thread where I just helped someone bring the temps down to 75 degrees on the same card. And I also have a 212+ in my set-up as well.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=33&post=311386&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0"e_only=0&new=0&nojs=0
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March 16, 2011 1:42:18 PM

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