Saphire 4870 2GB Vapiour-X Temps

drakenabarion

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Hi all,

Today I installed 2 4870 cards for crossfire. They are running within what I think are the "Safe" temperatures of 60C when Idle and up to 80C when stressed.

My question is about the heat it is giving off into the case. Before installing the cards, I got the temps of about 34C when Idle, but now I am getting about 45C Idle, and in the 50's when stressed.

The processor is running at a nice cool temp (about 24C idle, max 40C stressed).

I am just wondering, will the excess heat being generated by the cards have any long term effects on other components, or am I just worrying about nothing at this point (Hopefully).

Thanks in advance for your help!
 

drakenabarion

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Well, I have a big out fan on the lower front of the case, a small out fan on the side of the case (centre over the motherboard etc). I also have an in fan on the back of the case at around the processor level.

The back fan blows into the Mugen 2, which then blows into the space above the ram where the small fan blows out.

I think this fan setup is good enough.Just like to double check first however :).
 

drakenabarion

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Well, I dont mind my pc being slightly louder, so I can just keep the GPU fans at high. Monitoring the temps, I notice that the HDD rarely goes over 28C and the case feels cool to touch, except where the GPUs are. DVDs from the DVD drive dont feel warmer than I'd imagine either.

The air going out of the machine is very warm, but thats probably just a sign that the cooling is working. If the air is warm, it means the heat is transferred to the air and can be moved away from the vital components.

So I think for now, I'll just be happy with the setup. I just had no idea how hot the cards would get. (I seem to remember a review of this model saying that they would only get to about 60C lol).

Thanks for your help!