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My 295 hits 105C during intensive games with its fan at 100%. I am assuming that the card is rather dusty and I will probably pick up some compressed air on sunday and do a total case cleaning, while my case is open does anyone have some ideas as to how I could drop the temps? I have 2 extra fans, one Cooler Master one that came with my Hyper 212+ and a spare Gentle Typhoon AP-15, I also have a plethora of zip ties and a dremel.
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Single or Dual PCB? I have my fan set at 80% and it never goes over 70c.
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it might be clogged, cause it shouldn't get THAT hot.......ambient?
    
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Regardless, I would take it apart and remove the generic thermal paste from the GPU and reapply it with Arctic Silver 5. Use compressed air to remove the dust while you are at it. And be aware that it takes patience to do the above since there's a lot of screws and assembly to deal with.
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Its a dual pcb BFG card, ambient probably 70F or 21C. My assumption is that its clocked or the person I bought it from messed up putting on the stock cooler, he was water cooling it. I figure I'll go drop $10 on a big can of compressed air at Best Buy and thoroughly clean out my case, if i can find a job this summer I intend to upgrade my case so I can have some better cooling in it.
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Its a dual pcb BFG card, ambient probably 70F or 21C. My assumption is that its clocked or the person I bought it from messed up putting on the stock cooler, he was water cooling it. I figure I'll go drop $10 on a big can of compressed air at Best Buy and thoroughly clean out my case, if i can find a job this summer I intend to upgrade my case so I can have some better cooling in it.

So was it this hot from the day you installed it?
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So was it this hot from the day you installed it?
Maybe a little cooler but the card definitely ran hot, I tested it with furmark when I got it and it went over 100C after a while. In the case that I have to disassemble it and reapply TIM does anyone have a good guide for doing this with a dual pcb card and what kind of TIM should I use?
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Maybe a little cooler but the card definitely ran hot, I tested it with furmark when I got it and it went over 100C after a while. In the case that I have to disassemble it and reapply TIM does anyone have a good guide for doing this with a dual pcb card and what kind of TIM should I use?
OCZ Freeze, MX3-4 would be good.

Check the WB sites, Koolance or EK have a nice tutorial, I used one of them.
Also youtube has some vids.

You could always undervolt it if you get too hot, like 105°c.
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After market GPU cooler such as something like this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-046-_-Product
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OCZ Freeze, MX3-4 would be good.

Check the WB sites, Koolance or EK have a nice tutorial, I used one of them.
Also youtube has some vids.

You could always undervolt it if you get too hot, like 105°c.
Thanks Grunion, I'll look into it.

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After market GPU cooler such as something like this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-046-_-Product
As far as I know there aren't any aftermarket GPU coolers that will work with a dual pcb card
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