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Xfx 6870 2gb video card high temps ?

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November 29, 2012 10:02:48 PM

i was playing farcry 3 on my xfx 6870 2gb videocard and the temps got up to 94c is this normal for this card?
November 29, 2012 10:42:50 PM

its not "normal" but it is "safe" the 6870 gpu's are designed to cope up to 105c
But it does sound like your in need of better case ventilation as my 6870x2 + 6870 cfx never go over 82 and the duel gpu 6870's are notoriously hot.

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November 30, 2012 1:00:36 AM

i have antec 900 case right now
im getting a antec DF-85 in the mail soon
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November 30, 2012 1:21:42 AM

just be sure to get some extra case fans:) 
A side panel fan is quite good for getting extra air under your card... just dont want too high of a cmf otherwise it will screw with your whole cases airflow pattern.

Another thing that can help quite allot is taking off your cooler from your card, and replacing the thermal paste.. It did wonders for my sapphire 6870 cut my idle temp from 62 to 48 and load from 87 to 79(in crossfire scenario with little airflow gap under card) and 14c is nothing to turn your nose up at
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April 2, 2013 10:37:48 PM

phenompc said:
i was playing farcry 3 on my xfx 6870 2gb videocard and the temps got up to 94c is this normal for this card?


I have 2 DD xfx 6870 myself, once I re-did the thermal paste I was able to see a difference to about 85c. which I'm much more comfortable with.
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