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AMD Radeon HD7870 running at 77C

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February 1, 2013 2:31:25 AM

I'm running fully stock with no overclock:
CASE: Rosewill Thor V2
PSU: 620W Seasonic M12II
MOBO: ASRock 970 Extreme3 AM3+
CPU: AMD FX-8350 (4GHz 8 Core)
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 7870 Core Edition
RAM: G.Skill Ares 16GB DDR3 1866
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 6GB/Sec (1TB)
SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K (120GB)

Playing Battlefield 3 on max settings yields:
SYSTIN: 28C
CPUTIN: 56C
AUXTIN: 34C
TMPIN3: 40C

AMD FX-8350: 43C

AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series: 77C

(read using HWMonitor)

Are these acceptable temperatures? I was playing a game a few hours ago and had my first crash. Game froze along with windows. What are acceptable max temps for AMD FX-8350 and AMD HD-7870?

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a c 133 U Graphics card
February 1, 2013 2:37:12 AM

I would say temperatures beyond 80 would start to gain concern but if oyu are normally hanging around 77 degrees C while in a full load scenario I can see it being just fine. Is that full load?
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February 1, 2013 2:38:32 AM

bigshootr8 said:
I would say temperatures beyond 80 would start to gain concern but if oyu are normally hanging around 77 degrees C while in a full load scenario I can see it being just fine. Is that full load?

Actually I saw temps at 80C -- 83C while playing Far Cry 3 as well. Yes, this is at full load, all temps listed are the max temps after an hour or two of play.
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a c 133 U Graphics card
February 1, 2013 2:40:43 AM

hmm, that would be the beginning of concern. Have you used msi afterburner to mess with the gpu fan speeds? Also, normally do you feel cold air coming out of your case or is it normally warm?
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February 1, 2013 2:46:57 AM

bigshootr8 said:
hmm, that would be the beginning of concern. Have you used msi afterburner to mess with the gpu fan speeds? Also, normally do you feel cold air coming out of your case or is it normally warm?


It's spewing cold air now (not at load). I have not messed with MSI Afterburner at all. I also have never OC'd anything on the PC. I have my fan controllers on max when I play (Case controller). I was thinking of messing with afterburner.
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a c 133 U Graphics card
February 1, 2013 3:00:10 AM

Yea you may want to try that out. Also a question you may or may not know how would you judge the airflow in your case would you say that you have fans exhausted air out and some fans pushing air in. For example the rear fan by the i/o shield should probably be pushing air out where as a fan in the front of your case or side of your case could be pushing air in.
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February 1, 2013 3:09:04 AM

Yea, the fan config is good. I noticed this version of the HD7870 only has one fan VS almost all of the other versions having two. That should also increase the temp as well. I should probably just increase the fan speed.
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a c 133 U Graphics card
February 1, 2013 3:45:12 AM

Yea just test it and see if the fans speeds change things much.
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February 1, 2013 4:09:32 AM

bigshootr8 said:
Yea just test it and see if the fans speeds change things much.

Dropped 2C off of the temp. I could increase more, but I don't think it's necessary. Perhaps for FC3 if it poses such high temps. Thanks for the help guys.
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a c 133 U Graphics card
February 1, 2013 4:10:44 AM

Yea probably just really puts your card through the grinder. I believe I've seen others go through similar experiences is this a Far Cry 3 only issue?
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February 1, 2013 6:22:29 AM

bigshootr8 said:
Yea probably just really puts your card through the grinder. I believe I've seen others go through similar experiences is this a Far Cry 3 only issue?

Running the fan at 80% gave me exactly 70C for BF3 After hours of play. I may just set it at 80% during gameplay. Major disadvantage of using fan at 80%? Just wears the fan or what...
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a c 133 U Graphics card
February 1, 2013 6:42:22 AM

The noise. Try something for me if you could take your side panel off and play and see if that makes any difference don't alter the fan speed and set to auto.
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