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2 years ago#11
What program are you using to monitor it?
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2 years ago#12
Outing myself as a dummy here but....video cards have thermal paste too?
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2 years ago#13
From: Damaged7 | Posted: 9/30/2013 6:37:46 PM | #012
Outing myself as a dummy here but....video cards have thermal paste too?


Yes, under the heatsink and the fan.
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2 years ago#14
I bought a XFX 7870 and it was fine. Dude proly sold it because maybe it was going bad/defective. I wouldn't get anything higher than that if it's XFX.
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2 years ago#15
turn the fan speed up , its loud? well too bad
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2 years ago#16
i'm not sure if you can install a aftermarket cooler since xfx has thier own.....you would have to take of there's off and put another on one....
2 years ago#17
How loud is the fan? Perhaps the bearing is failing?


Follow the advice posted, re-paste and see where the temps go, but in my experience the fan should be fairly quiet until 70-100% speed.
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2 years ago#18
The fan is causing the problem you'll have to buy a replacement heatsink/fan.
2 years ago#19
KillerzOverHere posted...
i'm not sure if you can install a aftermarket cooler since xfx has thier own.....you would have to take of there's off and put another on one....


That's what you have to do for ANY aftermarket cooler. Remove the shroud, heatsink, and fan, and put on the aftermarket one.
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2 years ago#20
KillerzOverHere posted...
i'm not sure if you can install a aftermarket cooler since xfx has thier own.....you would have to take of there's off and put another on one....


o laptopper
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