Is it normal for a 7900GS to run above 110C?

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Hey there
my 7900GS card reports temps of 75-76C when idling, and after just a couple minutes of heavy load it goes above 110. I don't know the max temperature it'll reach (I don't dare keep it running longer).
Is it dangerous to run at such temperatures? If so, can I underclock it to something more sensible (if that's the case please tell me how to, I'm clueless) or am I gonna have to buy more fans?
Thanks in advance!
 
Welcome to the forums!

80-90º is average
115º is threshhold
127º burnout

Remove the dust from the fan. Reapply thermal paste.
Regulate the fan with Rivatuner.

or EVGA Precision Tool if card is EVGA.
 

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Okay, so as long as it doesn't reach 120-125C it should be fine?
I already cleaned the fan and changed the paste, which did little.
What should I set the fan speed to? Now Rivatuner says: "Fixed (25% duty cycle)"
Thanks!