Is my GPU running too hot?

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
Rosewill Challenger Case
OCZ Agility 2 60gb SSD
Samsung F3 1tb HDD
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  1. yeah 85C is a little high, you could try to to add a fan and see if it helps.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. This is the card I am running:

    I do not currently have a fan on the side of my case. I have a top and rear exhaust fan and front intake. A side intake fan sounds like a good idea at this point.
  5. Side intakes are a good idea to increase airflow to the GPU
  6. I just ordered a Scythe S-Flex 120mm fan for side intake, i will post results when it comes it
  7. Best answer
    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.
  8. Best answer selected by synkid88.
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