ATI Radeon 5870 and BF3 Beta Heat


Apr 3, 2011
I am a bit paranoid, but my fans get really loud and I turn on the AMD Overdrive and set the fans to 65% so its quiet, and it runs on parts of maps or lets say sections at around 70-74c and then larger parts 80c. What should be the temperature that would melt me Graphics Cards is 80c too much? and what exactly is AMD Overdrive?


AMD Overdrive is overclocking for you video card & CPU

i would leave it DISABLED unless you know what your doing and plan to overclock your card.

By default it will auto adjust the speed of your video cards fan according to how hot it is.

Typically GPU's run a fair bit hotter than CPU's
When I plan to play demanding games like Crysis 2 for more than half an hour I'm usually sure to set my fan speeds to 100% in the summer, though not as much on cooler days. As long as you aren't getting artifacts or crashing you're o.k. as 80c isn't too bad for a 5870. It's not great, but it's not a dire emergency either.