I have an XFX 6950. I have it oc'd through ccc. I noticed speedfan had a little flame next to my gpu with the temp at 63c, and a max of 71c. how hot should it be getting?
I agree with gary, 60-70 is the temperature many video cards with stock coolers are designed to operate, the fact you are overclocking yours and are at 71 is fine. Catalyst control center is just warning you, most likely ccc will only allow you a certain level of overclock, its built to pretty much allow you to max it out without causing any issue. just don't overvolt it and the worst is likely artifacts and a reboot. in previous generations of videocards up to 100c was considered normal. 85c should be your limit, don't push it above that. have fun overclocking.