ATI hd 6970 temperatures, need advice.

So I have two ATI HD6970s in crossfire, both are overclocked by me.

My idle temperatures include: GPU 1 --> 30-35 degrees and GPU 2 --> 40-40 degrees

While playing Battlefield 3 my temperatures get up to: GPU 1 --> 65-70 degrees and GPU 2 --> 86 degrees (max temperature I found)

I would like to know if these temperatures are fine or not and how long my cards should last with these temperatures.

Thanks in advance :D
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  1. Yes it's very normal, but do you have a reference designed cards?
  2. False_Alarm said:
    So I have two ATI HD6970s in crossfire, both are overclocked by me.

    My idle temperatures include: GPU 1 --> 30-35 degrees and GPU 2 --> 40-40 degrees

    While playing Battlefield 3 my temperatures get up to: GPU 1 --> 65-70 degrees and GPU 2 --> 86 degrees (max temperature I found)

    I would like to know if these temperatures are fine or not and how long my cards should last with these temperatures.

    Thanks in advance :D

    Yes, it is fine. The one with the higher temperature is probably the 1 on top. But 86degrees is within its normal operating temperature. It should not cause any undue shortening of the lifespan.
  3. ilysaml said:
    Yes it's very normal, but do you have a reference designed cards?

    Yes I do, they're powercolor 6970's
  4. So it's pretty normal like I mentioned, When in CF/SLI mode the cards runs a little hotter than in single mode. The card that runs hotter is the first card, the one you have the monitor connected to.
  5. Normal temps.
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