4870x2.. Are temps all right??

tobiashensch

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Hi guys!

My 4870x2 reaches temperatures above 90 degrees Celcius when playing games such as crysis... Actually I don't know the max temps for that kind of gpu, and is it normal to have such high temps???
 

skolpo

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90 degree Celsius is too high. Try cleaning your card of any dust around the ventilation and the fan. A safe temperature under load is between 65-75 Celsius. Anything above that might damage your card.

EDIT: forgot to say, but yes, 4870x2 tends to go past 80 degrees Celsius, so this is not out of the norm.

Here is a statement made by ATI themselves: "These temperatures are not too high - that is just perception and relative. We have idle temperatures of up to 80'C on the single-GPU case, and we qualify up to and including over 100C".

I guess you're more safe than I assumed.
 
That card does run hot, but as Skolpo says, give it a clean first, places sell cans of compressed gas for this purpose.
Also check your case airflow, adding an intake fan at the front or side can help as can a PCI slot fan, to draw hot air out from under the card.
 

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