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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
XTREMEGEAR 700 WATT POWER SUPPLY
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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    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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    MONITOR2: None
    MONITOR3: 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.

    REREFRENCE


    AFTERMARKET
  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.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133190

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

    Corsair Air Flow 120 fans
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=corsair+af120&x=0&y=0

    Cougar 120 PWM fans great for pushing a ton of air.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553002


  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 http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Video-Tweak/MSI-Afterburner.shtml which you can manually turn up the fan speed and that may help as well
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