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December 27, 2012 9:56:22 AM

Hello, I have a MSI 7870 TF3. At full load with some cpu load it hits 70°C with 50% fan speed. I have a fractal design define r3 case with 2 fans (1 in and 1 out). And my CPU cooler is a thermal right macho hr-02 rev.a.
What would be the easiest way to lower my temperatures on the GPU? Add an intake fan maybe?

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December 27, 2012 11:13:05 AM

So your GPU is hitting 70 in 50% Fan speed?

Install MSI Afterburner
And set the Fan speed to "Application controlled"

It will automatically set you fan speed according to your GPU Usage.
December 27, 2012 11:19:28 AM

all you have to do is turn up the fan speed yes it will be louder but not really because you have a silent case
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December 28, 2012 12:15:28 AM

Well if I turn the fan speed higher it sounds like it's going to fly off. Really annoying sound with the small fans on the TF3 cooler. I feel that I need more airflow, if I remove the side panel it drops by 5 degrees. Should I go for another intake fan to get positive air pressure inside and get more airflow?
December 28, 2012 1:51:18 AM

Yup, try getting more airflow.
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