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Powercolor Radeon HD 6850 running hot

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October 25, 2012 9:04:50 PM

Is it normal for my Radeon 6850 to idle at 43 degrees? It seems a bit hot for an idle temperature. Load temperature is 62 degrees (running crysis 2 maxed out).
a b U Graphics card
October 25, 2012 9:10:12 PM

Are you running multiple desktops? That can bump up your idle core clock and, as a result, your idle temperature. Check your idle clock with MSI Afterburner.
My dual-fan Sapphire 6950 idles at ~43C with two monitors and ~35C with one with ambient temps around 18-20C.
43 is a little high, but it's nothing terrible. It could be explained by bad case airflow. Could that be the issue?
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a b U Graphics card
October 25, 2012 9:10:36 PM

That's normal for my 6850s. It's within tolerance. My idle is 39*, I have a well ventilated case. How's your case fans?
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October 25, 2012 9:19:45 PM

kajabla said:
Are you running multiple desktops? That can bump up your idle core clock and, as a result, your idle temperature. Check your idle clock with MSI Afterburner.
My dual-fan Sapphire 6950 idles at ~43C with two monitors and ~35C with one with ambient temps around 18-20C.
43 is a little high, but it's nothing terrible. It could be explained by bad case airflow. Could that be the issue?


Airflow is good. I have two 120mm fans for intake and two 80mm for outtake also my power supply's 140mm as well. one of my 120mm fans is blowing directly on the graphics card withle the other is blowing on the CPU heatsink
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October 25, 2012 9:20:43 PM

festerovic said:
That's normal for my 6850s. It's within tolerance. My idle is 39*, I have a well ventilated case. How's your case fans?


I replied to kajabla. Check out what i said about my case airflow
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October 25, 2012 9:24:53 PM

Just checked my OC'ed 6850. It's sitting pretty at 39c on a single 1920 x 1080 monitor.



My case is the Antec Gaming One and I have 4 Rosewill 120mm White LED 74.48CFM fans installed. Intake: Front & Side Panel Exhaust: Rear & Top
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a b U Graphics card
October 25, 2012 9:45:43 PM

Ya, it seems the 6850 is normally around your level. Sounds like your problem isn't a problem.
Your PSU shouldn't have anything to do with your case airflow. It should be drawing in from the bottom of your case and blowing out the back.
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October 25, 2012 9:46:39 PM

what brand of 6850 do you have? I have the asus dcuII or whatever it is. Two of them in CF. Both cards are teh same.
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October 25, 2012 9:59:47 PM

kajabla said:
Ya, it seems the 6850 is normally around your level. Sounds like your problem isn't a problem.
Your PSU shouldn't have anything to do with your case airflow. It should be drawing in from the bottom of your case and blowing out the back.


Well in my case it isn't at the bottom.
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October 25, 2012 10:00:08 PM

festerovic said:
what brand of 6850 do you have? I have the asus dcuII or whatever it is. Two of them in CF. Both cards are teh same.


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October 26, 2012 10:55:10 AM

Oops. Well, everyone's advice still holds: you're fine.
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October 26, 2012 1:02:13 PM

Your temps are normal and there is nothing to be concerned about as your temps.
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October 26, 2012 1:09:49 PM

kajabla said:
Oops. Well, everyone's advice still holds: you're fine.


Ok then :D  oh and btw i saw your PC spec and i also got an overkill power supply :D  , i have the 6850 which i thought runs a little hot and an intel core i5-3570 (non K) and i put in a Corsair AX850
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October 26, 2012 1:10:21 PM

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