Originally Posted by gotendbz1
what temps do you get if you run the card with the case open?
might be just the ambient inside your case is very high. run it with the case open and see what temps you get.
85°C with case open, 82°C with my room window open letting in cold winter air. Proves the case for good airflow I guess over cold rooms
Originally Posted by Cape Cod
Yes I have the same version as you.
The thing with these kinds of card is that even if you take the side panel off it releases some of the hot air out. But these cards need to be assisted by airflow to pull that warm air away from the card itself and cool air to them. See were I'm going with this?
Most people would not buy a card like that and put it into a Dell case. Because Dell cases don't move air around very well at all. As well they don't exhaust the warm air out of the case at all. As in you situation. You need to have cool air coming in from the front and the warm air blowing out the back so you have good circulation. You temps will sky rocket if the card is sitting in a hot box so to speak.
Maybe If I'm sucessful with the RMA, I get a card that mostly vents heat externally like the single fan type and get a 80mm fan. I only wish they warn noobs like me about needing a performance case.
So your saying that only opening PC case is not enough, and I need more fans and a better case. Well, case is unlikely as I cant find one that works for the BTX form factor. Also, do you think the card is faulty?
Nice wc there for the CPU.