Topic Title: AMD Radeon HD6970 overheating?
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 07/22/2014 02:13 PM
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andrewzak
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Hi everybody
In my PC i am using AMD Radeon HD6970, its temperature in normal using (internet, videos etc.) is oscillating at 55-61 Celsius degrees, in stress it is getting up to about 86 C degrees.
My question: Is this temp normal? If not what can i do to lower it ? (i tried cleaning and installing new drivers)
THX for help  

 07/22/2014 03:20 PM
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Normal.

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 07/23/2014 04:51 PM
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andrewzak
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thank you very much, btw do you know max. safe temp. for this gpu?

 07/23/2014 06:25 PM
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As long as it's under 95°C you're fine, 100°C you should really start worrying, and 105°C you start damaging things. However you will start getting lockups, if not an outright crash, at around the 95°C mark due to VRAM data corruption and/or core instability.

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 07/24/2014 10:07 AM
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Ok got it, thanks, i've got only two more questions.

1) Is it normal that from time to time gpu clocking is getting up to 100% during the normal web searching? (CCC showed me this) 
2) My gpu fan is working only at 33 % of its power in stress and about 26 - 28 % in idle... maybe if rpms will be increased it would get cooler? I tried to set a manual fan steering but i don't think it is a good choice to let fan work on 45% all the time. I mean... if it is a way to set up higher rpm for the same temps (for ex. to set 45 % instead of 33% in  stress)

Really appreciate your help and sorry for my language mistakes ;D 

 07/24/2014 10:55 AM
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Something provoked the gpu into using hardware acceleration during browsing (some flash video or something), you can disable hardware acceleration in browser settings, flash video performance won't take a hit as long as you are using a cpu newer than some ancient C2D. You can set up a custom fan curve using MSI Afterburner so that the fan revs down to total silence when the temps are low and goes way up when temps get higher.



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 07/24/2014 11:30 AM
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There's also HIS iturbo, Asus GPU tweak.

When you set up a custom fanspeed profile with what ever program you chose you got to always have it running in the background.



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 07/24/2014 02:11 PM
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andrewzak
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Thank you very much !
I have only one last problem that i forgot to write about. About 2 days ago i was cleaning my Graphic Card inside, its case is montaged on screws (one side) and latches (other side), everything was going pretty cool, but when i opened the latch side, the latches get broken :< they seemed very weak (idk why). After all i managed to stick case to rest of gpu with Velcro. I am not sure if it was good idea, maybe you have some ideas what can i do about it?  

 07/25/2014 07:39 AM
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btw, i was thinking if my gpu fan speed profile is good, because while playing battlefield 3 my temp raised to 86 C degrees and my fan was working at only 37 % of its power ! 
what can i do about it? i remember that earlier (before that problem) my pc was louder while playing this kind of 'extreme games' but now it is silent like never before (because fan is not working as fast as it used to work)

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