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HD 7970 high temperature

I just received my PC on Christmas eve and was concerned about the temperature my GPU reaches. An example is, I start far cry 3 and sit at the menu and the temperature rises to 95c and the acitivity is 100%. I used two temperature gauges to verify speedfan and catalyst control center. I hear the 7970 runs hot but how hot it too hot. My idle temp is below 42c
INTEL I5-3570K 3.4 GHZ
CASE FAN 120 MM 1500RPM (push and pull)
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  1. What case are you currently using and cpu cooler fan arrangement the whole deal? The idle temp sounds good but the load temp sounds a bit on the dangerous side.
  2. bigshootr8 said:
    What case are you currently using and cpu cooler fan arrangement the whole deal? The idle temp sounds good but the load temp sounds a bit on the dangerous side.

    Heres everything

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    CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
    CD2: None
    COOLANT: Standard Coolant
    CPU: Intel(R) Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [-110]
    CS_FAN: Default case fans
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    ENGRAVING_MSG: Becca and Jordan Love Forever
    FA_HDD: None
    FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Dual Standard 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) [+9])
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    HDD2: None
    IEEE_CARD: None
    IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    KEYBOARD: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
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    MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance [Free upgrade from 1600MHz Major Brand])
    MONITOR: None
    MONITOR2: None
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    TVRC: None
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  3. GOMG lol wish it was neater :P on your case besides the default fans are you using any of the other empty fan slots? Also are you using stock fans?
  4. lol sorry i believe they are stock the only thing i believe i did was dual fans and the push and pull mechanism
  5. hmm, do you normally feel cool air coming out of your case or it neutral. I'm trying to pain a picture here. There are aftermarket fans that could help with air flow. Mid-ATX cases don't always supply much breathing room for a graphics card. Also which brand/model is your 7970 is it a reference design card or aftermarket your description doesn't outline it.
  6. yea its pretty cool the brand/model i am not sure it was made from cyberpowerpc and all the info it shows is AMD RADEON 7970 3GB DDR5 PCI-E 3.0. Sorry if i am not being very detailed
  7. No its okay when you look at the card if you were to open your case does it have a reference design meaning one fan and the rest is a logo display or does it have a aftermarket cooler. I'll supply examples below.


  8. I'm pretty sure it is the reference.
  9. Best answer
    They tend to run a bit hotter then your aftermarket cards with better coolers. You may want to look into better fans for your current configuration. According to the specifications of your case you have 2 exhaust 120mm fans and 2 intake 120mm spots which may or may not all be taken up. So I would check that firstly. A couple of fan choices as well I'll list below.

    They have great fans but they are on the very expensive end of the spectrum

    Corsair Air Flow 120 fans

    Cougar 120 PWM fans great for pushing a ton of air.

  10. Best answer selected by savedbyfaith.
  11. Thank you very much. I will look in to it.
  12. You can also try dusting off your components as well as there is a piece of software msi afterburner which you can manually turn up the fan speed and that may help as well
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