Originally Posted by i7Stealth1366;13681966
I would say yes it is over heating, what are your ambient temps? Also if I were you Id use EVGA's overclocking utility due to the fact that Afterburner is mainly for ATI.
That's the first time I've heard this. What does afterburner not support on Nvidia cards? What's the downside to using afterburner on Nvidia, as I have been doing it all my life from 8800GTs to GTX 570s. Basically, I'd like to see some proof of that statement.
Also to the OP 86C is pretty hot for a 570, but Ive been up there before on a EVGA 460 and no shutdown from temps. Although those are the type of temps I'd expect to see running furmark or something, not just from gaming. If you deem the issue to be overheating, you may want to work on your case airflow or downclock the card.
The other solution is to just create yourself a fan profile in afterburner that ramps the fan up based on temperature. Or if you don't mind the extra noise from the fan speed just set the settings to constant 60-70% fan speed.