Hi everyone, I'm new here and I just built my first computer.
I have a Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 950Mz as you might have guessed . When benchmarking, and gaming the card has normal (and good !) results, however it runs too hot, and it seems like the third time artifacts appeared in UH :
Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (Everything maxed out at 1080p): 70°C, which is not bad.
Then I tried Guild Wars 2 maxed out at 1080p, and the card was at 80°C max after playing for 10mn, fans were at 68% (GW2 > Furmark ??). I know I could limit framerate to 60, but in other more GPU intensive games, the problem would be the same.
I played Skyrim too, 66°C but it's still a bit too hot for this game from what I've seen on forums.
In UH3.0 however, the third time I noticed that 1 or 2 times some textures dissapeared for a frame or two, in a flash (for example a roof became grey)
Removing the side of the case didn't change anything, temps were almost the same ~1°C, so I guessed it's not a case airflow issue.
BTW, Idle temps while typing this message is 34°C, so it seems normal for this card.
What do you think ? Is the card faulty ? Is there anything I can do ? I don't plan on overclocking the card, will those temps damage it much faster ? (I won't be able to buy a new one for a few years now)
Thanks in advance, and sorry for elementary school english skills