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MSI Twin Frozr II HD 6950 High Idle temperature?

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April 12, 2012 4:57:12 AM

Hey guys,

I've currently been noticing that my video card is for some reason idling at 60°C, which is quite odd because it definitely does not idle that hot. Many reviews I've seen say it idles at around 35-45°C. It's a fairly new card as well so I'm not sure why. I cleared it of dust as well..

The thing is its weird, under load, it's only 5°C hotter LOL.

Any suggestions?
a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2012 4:57:54 AM

Is your case airflow good? If so, you may have a faulty card.
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a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2012 4:58:18 AM

Does it downclock when it's idling?
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April 12, 2012 5:04:40 AM

gary1 said:
Is your case airflow good? If so, you may have a faulty card.


Well actually, this might be it? Because I was recently given a new case, and I did notice that it makes my PCI-express slot sit a lot lower, so my card is a lot closer to the bottom of the case than it use to be....... But I don't think I can really remedy this without getting a new case ugh.

Not sure if it downclocks or not
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a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2012 5:07:39 AM

Well, try getting it some more air with a house fan, if it cools down, it's your case.
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a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2012 7:05:15 AM

gary1 said:
Well, try getting it some more air with a house fan, if it cools down, it's your case.


+1 Obviously, it's just a short term solution and for troubleshooting, but I've actually used a box fan, ages ago, to cool one of my old GPU's (Heavily OC'd 6600GT).
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