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[Solved] GPU Temp Questions!!

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January 7, 2013 11:29:59 AM

Hello guys,

Before i start, i'd like to tell you guys my rig first. I am using a Sapphire 7970 HD w/DualX fan.

Recently, when playing Black Ops 2 Single Player (Maxed out settings) , it seems like the temperature is hitting as high as near 55ish to 60?

Is the temp normal while gaming?? Motherboard stops below 45 degrees celsius, while CPU is even lower, at about 37. GPU is at constant 40 and below while browsing or idle. Fan speed is at 70% manual.

One more question, when i touch the back of the Sharkoon T28 Casing, it doesn't feel near 50ish. But the CCC, Gamebooster, Sapphire Trixx shows the same amount of temp!! How does 50 degrees celsius feels like??

Note: I did not OC the GPU nor the CPU, it is at it's stock.

Any help is greatly appreciated :) 
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January 7, 2013 11:35:47 AM

its normal while gaming, nothing get afraid.
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January 7, 2013 11:35:57 AM

55-60 is a good temperature. 50 c is about 122 f. 9/5(c)+32=f. You are worrying too much. Enjoy that card.
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January 7, 2013 11:39:17 AM

zmiac-97 said:
Hello guys,

Before i start, i'd like to tell you guys my rig first. I am using a Sapphire 7970 HD w/DualX fan.

Recently, when playing Black Ops 2 Single Player (Maxed out settings) , it seems like the temperature is hitting as high as near 55ish to 60?

Is the temp normal while gaming?? Motherboard stops below 45 degrees celsius, while CPU is even lower, at about 37. GPU is at constant 40 and below while browsing or idle. Fan speed is at 70% manual.

One more question, when i touch the back of the Sharkoon T28 Casing, it doesn't feel near 50ish. But the CCC, Gamebooster, Sapphire Trixx shows the same amount of temp!! How does 50 degrees celsius feels like??

Note: I did not OC the GPU nor the CPU, it is at it's stock.

Any help is greatly appreciated :) 


The 7970 can handle temperatures well above 90 degrees and is designed to do so, 60 degrees under gaming conditions is actually rather cool. There's nothing to worry about here.
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January 7, 2013 11:40:25 AM

I agree. 60°C is nothing to worry about
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January 7, 2013 11:42:50 AM

Thanks a lot guys, i guess i am just a little too worried here.

Razer Gamebooster, Catalyst CC as well as Sapphire Trixx, MSI Afterburner reports all at the same temperature, but the back of the case just doesn't feel that right..

I hope what PinHedd said is true :D  If it hits around 70ish, i'd rush to the hardware shop asap. :\

Does you guys encounter such issues?? When you touch the back of the casing and it feels a warmer that it actually is??..
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January 7, 2013 11:51:02 AM

zmiac-97 said:
Thanks a lot guys, i guess i am just a little too worried here.

Razer Gamebooster, Catalyst CC as well as Sapphire Trixx, MSI Afterburner reports all at the same temperature, but the back of the case just doesn't feel that right..

I hope what PinHedd said is true :D  If it hits around 70ish, i'd rush to the hardware shop asap. :\

Does you guys encounter such issues?? When you touch the back of the casing and it feels a warmer that it actually is??..


60 degrees may seem hot to us, but to integrated circuits that's a nice afternoon breeze. Part of the semiconductor fabrication process involves baking the chip at hundreds of degrees in order to activate the electrons in the doped silicon. 60 degrees is absolutely nothing in comparison. The reason most chips will fail at high temperatures is that the solder used to connect the chip to the package will start to melt, but chips are designed with this in mind and will automatically shut off if they come too close to this point.

I have two 7970s myself, they both regularly operate in the 80s range
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January 7, 2013 12:01:10 PM

Pinhedd said:
60 degrees may seem hot to us, but to integrated circuits that's a nice afternoon breeze. Part of the semiconductor fabrication process involves baking the chip at hundreds of degrees in order to activate the electrons in the doped silicon. 60 degrees is absolutely nothing in comparison. The reason most chips will fail at high temperatures is that the solder used to connect the chip to the package will start to melt, but chips are designed with this in mind and will automatically shut off if they come too close to this point.

I have two 7970s myself, they both regularly operate in the 80s range


Thanks, you deserve the best answer. Thanks a lot for replying, i am really new in the PC Hardwares community :) 

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January 7, 2013 12:02:36 PM

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