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Gigabyte HD6970 high-temperature under load

By evilfox
Jun 29, 2011
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  1. hello,
    i have a question about temperatures on HD6970

    ill start with my spec

    MB asus m4a79gtd pro/usb3
    phenom b55 x4 oc@3,6ghz
    2x2gb kingston hyper-x ddr3 ram
    gigabyte hd6970 2gb
    corsair tx v2 650w psu

    as for cooling i have in case side cooler thermaltake 230x230mm (blow air inside)
    on cpu thermaltake cooler too
    one zalman cooler @ back 120x120mm (blow air out)
    and a 80x80mm cooler in front (blow air inside on hdds)

    for idle work my temperatures are normal for MB 32c, cpu 42c, and gpu 44c
    but under load mb temperature goes to 42c, cpu temperature on 49c as i assume is ok, as before i was concerned about MB temperature before put in 230x230 side fan when MB temp hit 52c under load(idle 39-42c)

    but recently got 6970 and concerned about temps under load when gpu diode is 93c but shaders temps show 101c under load

    is this normal for hd6970? or i need to think how to cool down my gpu under load????
    before had hd5770 and it hit only 84c under load(idle 45c)
     
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Your video card is running hot, make sure your fan speed is throttling up when your gpu is active.
     
  3. evilfox

    evilfox TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    gpu fan in idle is 28%@ about 1300rpm and under load 67% @about 3100rpm
     
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    You definately need it at or around 100% depending on where you are. How hot is your room?
     
  5. evilfox

    evilfox TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    room temperature is about 25-28c, only in my case gpu is at case bottom and has a small place from where gpu cooler takes air, hottest place in case for me at the moment
    maybe consider buying a pci slot cooler that blows more air on gpu?
     
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    That may be a good idea, but may still not be enough if your case can't exhaust the hot air fast enough.
     
  7. evilfox

    evilfox TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    hmm then second what can do buy new case better as i have some crappy cheap case, i heard that where psu is at bottom case is better with hi-eng gpus, couse now i have psu in top of case
     
  8. Alexexex

    Alexexex TS Enthusiast Posts: 106

    If you're brave, you could try an aftermarket cooler...
     
  9. evilfox

    evilfox TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    aftermarker? can you provide with link?
     
  10. Alexexex

    Alexexex TS Enthusiast Posts: 106

  11. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    If you decide on the Xtreme Plus, remember to source the memory/VRM heatsinks. You'll need kit VR001

    Why AC make you buy them seperately defies logic.
     
  12. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

  13. evilfox

    evilfox TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    thanks for replies will think of getting this cooling system :) at the moment out of money too many parties :(
     

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