5 Replies Latest reply on May 31, 2017 3:37 AM by amdmatt

    amd hd7970 overheating


      Not long ago my e2 slot on the msi z77-g43 died so I was forced to move my gpu down to the e4 slot. now its in a cramped spot just above the 775 watt psu and its having issues with heat.

      Ive cleaned the cooler and applied new thermal paste but the stock cooler at 100 % fan speed just barely keeps the gpu under 90 deg Celsius. My main issue here is with how loud the fan is, its simply unbearable. im looking for advice/solution for this problem. Should I invest in a new case, mobo or a better cooler for the gpu? im on a relatively tight budget here but any advice is welcome.

      Graphics: Amd HD7970 with a stock cooler

      CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k with a Thermaltake spinq vt cooler

      PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W

      Motherboard: MSI Z77-G43

      Case: Thermaltake vl80001w2z

      OS: Windows 10 pro 64