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January 4, 2013 2:33:45 AM

Hi i have a Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 (

i have a mid case with 1 exhaust fan.

When i play games like Farcry 3 and Serious Sam 3:BFE and Sleeping Dogs on high to ultra graphics, My GPU temp is aroun 75C to 85C.

Even when i set the fans to run at 100%, it doesn't drop the temperature. i mean im sure it helps but not really to much.

So the question is:

1. Is it safe to be playing games hours at a time at 75C to 85C?

2. Someone told me to put a fan on my CPU bus, will that do anything?

3. What can i do to make my GPU run cooler?

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a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2013 2:53:55 AM

Yea it runs high, but not too much that it will actually burn. If your not ocing yet, then I would say, it really runs high for a stock card. I have a HIS 7950 Iceqx2, max temos at 59C. I could say, do you have fan slots for your case? if yes, add more fans for better airflow.
January 4, 2013 3:40:32 AM

i only have one spot to put a fan and i have one there already. it looks like maybe if i took the front case part off, i could have another spot for a fan.
a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2013 3:48:43 AM

Load temps should be around 65.
Maybe you don't have a good Airflow around in your case.
Add some intake fans too.