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Your case is bad. Have you tried removing the side panel and gamed without it? also did you see a drop in idle temp?
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post #12 of 22
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Your case is bad. Have you tried removing the side panel and gamed without it? also did you see a drop in idle temp?
I'll try that right now and report back later. But would opening the side panel mean more dust will get in?
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post #13 of 22
Yes. but a clean environment can help alot with that .
Also, using you PC with side panel opened and have some airflow go to your hardware is much better than playing with it when the case is closed, and let the parts die from the heat.
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post #14 of 22
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Just on a side note, I got someone else to build this computer for me. If I wanted to get a new case and swap all the parts to a new case, how hard would it be?
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This question is a little bit hard to answer. Something is easy for you might be hard for someone else. But generally It is very easy to do just becareful while installing your hardware in a new case and you should be fine.
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post #16 of 22
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Played a couple games of Starcraft2 and still getting 99c peak temperature even when I open the side panels up. So I'm guessing it's a bad case and/or GPU.
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post #17 of 22
The card might be faulty.
Is the cards fan working?
Did you try to manually set a fan speed?
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post #18 of 22
Manually set fanspeed to 50% and see if temps are lower.

Use MSI afterburner.
post #19 of 22
how long have you had this card

the inside heatsink may be clogged with dust, if that dont work, then yeah, you probably should return the card for a new one bro

gtx 460 shouldnt get above 80c ever in 27c room
post #20 of 22
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I've been using MSI afterburner and GPUZ to monitor my speeds. I have the AC on right now at night and even then (when the room is lower) with fans turned on max at 70%. I'm only lowering the GPU's temp to 95c.

I've had the card since December of 2010. I got the card from a boxing day sale in Toronto. The card shouldn't have dust since I cleaned it a month ago when there was a heat wave and I had the same problems.

If it doesn't get better. I'm just going to leave it and get a new card and staying away from Zotac products and get a better case.
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