I just got my new ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5. I tried quickly a game and open up my HDWmonitor to check the tremperature.
At idle the temperation is pretty good 36C but when I play a game (Sims3 and CIV 5 Gods and Kings) it hits the high mark 73C in HDWmonitor.
Is this normal for this card? Its not even that hot in my area since its midnight. Im afraid it would go as high as 80C when playing the whole day
which I normally would during weekends. I did not do any overclocking as well. btw my case is Cooler Master Sniper black edition.
Is there something wrong with this card? Will I be in danger of overheating and destroying my card?
That temp is not terrible although you could probably get it to stay lower by enabling the fan profiles so that when the temp goes above a certain point the fan speeds up. Is your fan getting louder when the temp goes up? You can use MSI Afterburner to setup a fan profile if you can't do it with your existing software package.