Hello everyone, I just received my MSI Twin Frozr 3 HD7950 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) 2 days ago and have been having some serious heat issues with it. In the same case with the same hardware with the same games in the same scenarios my Saphire HD6950 OC 2gb would max out at 64 Celsius no matter what I was doing at stock clocks withe the power at +20%. With my HD7950 same settings in games (BF3 and Skyrim) with +20% it has passed 100 degrees Celsius (both fans are set at 100% fan speed and I have 2 90mm vantec tornados as the intake and a 80mm as an exhaust). I have no idea what's going on other than it may be defective. No reason why it should be running hotter than my 6950 right? Any help would be appreciated, I have 7 days till I return it to newegg for an RMA. Thank you for any input.
What program are you using to take the temperature readings? This card should only reach the mid 60s under load.
I am using MSI Afterburner and occasionally the Saphire Trix application. I've even checked it to make sure I wasn't getting odd readings with GPU-z. When I take the side panel off my case the video card is definitely hot, can't touch the heatsink without burning your finger.
I also have the same exact card and had similar issues. I think the twin frozr is not effective at all in cooling. What I did was purchase a GPU aftermarket cooler like Gelid or Arctic Cooler and it fixed the problem. I now play with a 960Mhz default boost clock and never go over 68C. A quicker solution can be to reapply the thermal compound on the GPU with much better/high end compound.