Originally Posted by .theMetal
Yea I gave it some though last night I'm trying to decide if I want to re-seat the cooler. the card is about 5 months old now and I figured they would do nothing. think it would be worth a try? I'm also thinking of getting a hold of a blower style cooler from a 680. I know it sort of defeats part of the awesomeness of this card, but it might help with the temps by pushing the heat right out of the back of the case.
Is your card OCed? I run mine a 1250 core and 3604 mem with temps maxing @ 65c after 30 mins of Heaven 4.0 bench. This is with a custom BIOS with higher volts and an aggressive, but quiet fan profile.
MSI will not do anything with your card unless it is running over 95c or 98c. Its 5 months old has your card always run this hot?
A blower style will not help your temps, it will increase your temps most likely. I do not think the blower cooler will work because the PE are not reference cards. Maybe try a custom fan profile like the one HERE (scroll down a bit). Its not loud at all, I run my fans more aggressive then that and do not hear the fans when I'm gaming over the sound effects.
You can also change the TIM, it could drop your temps up to 10c.