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Old January 25, 2012, 10:15 PM
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My gpu temperature becomes around 68-75 degrees when i'm playing crysis maxed out at 1366 by 768. Gpu-z shows the load is around 75% to 95% Is the card running too hot or is this normal? I have an xfx 6850
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Old January 25, 2012, 10:22 PM
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It's fine, nothing to worry about there.
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Old January 26, 2012, 04:36 AM
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This is normal, though more then likely you're running the default fan profile. Check out the tutorial in my signature to allow you to run the card cooler as the default fan profiles are garbage in my mind for keeping a card properly cool.
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Old January 26, 2012, 06:16 AM
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This is normal, though more then likely you're running the default fan profile. Check out the tutorial in my signature to allow you to run the card cooler as the default fan profiles are garbage in my mind for keeping a card properly cool.
Proper case cooling is also a must and could be a factor.
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Old January 26, 2012, 06:22 AM
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This is true, but even if you have great air flow your card will still run hot as a lot of the default fan profiles only run the fan to 20 or 30% to keep it whisper quiet but the card damn hot.
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Old January 26, 2012, 02:17 PM
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I found myself with both a 4870(reference) and 6870(reference) both from ASUS, they tended to get in the 90s and drop to 50s if I left the fan on auto, not only is it hard ont he fan to have it ramp its speed constantly, its also very annoying to listen to :P

I kept my fans manual control between 53-64% this keeps temps 70c or below which I am ok with, case airflow has a huge impact on it, just by siwtching from another case that had tons of fans to the Raven 3 I am now using with 3 less fans it dropped the temp of my 6870 from average of 68-74c loaded to 56-67c loaded, and I took as much time as I possibly could to arrange wiring, get best airflow(positive air) and such.

But overall, any modern card will get into the 70c range on avergae some load into the 60s with overclocking some will easily hit into the 90s, if you are getting 70s range, thats not to bad. The other thing I did which helped in my case, I took apart the gpu, put some AS5 on the 4870 and now use MX4 on the 6870, that alone dropped the idle temps 4-10c 6870/4870 and load 10-15c 6870/4870 they generally like to cake the stuff on there, which it really doesnt need.

I would use a program like open hardware monitor to keep eye on temps, up the fan speed to what you find tolerable, change thermal paste, and generally if you are in the 55-70c range you are "safe" they are speced for 100+c on the core/memory/vregs with the card throttling/bsod in the 105c+ range(AMD is built for a bit higher temps then Nvidia in this case)
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