MSI Radeon HD 6970 massively overheating

Hi there,

ive got a problem with my MSI Radeon HD 6970, it heats up to 100c as soon as i begin to run anything intensive for instance planetside 2. it was working fine up until a day ago, before that i would run said game on high graphics and only get up to about 80c.

i tried reducing the clock settings in CCC but it dosent help that much. Do any of you fine Gentlemen and/or ladies have any idea what could be causing this?

system specs are:

windows 7 ultimate
i7 2600k
gigabyte z77-dh3
8gb ram
Radeon HD 6970

thanks for your time.

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  1. If the card is still under warranty then Rma it back. to have it checked out, it would be the best option in your case. It is a new card so any problems or should be fixed by an Rma of the card.
  2. I would take off the cards cover and clean out all the dust from the heat sink. I just did this to my Nvidia 9800gt and the temps went down 20c at load. Your card probably just needs a good cleaning.

    Cheers :)
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