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Because of my mobo layout, my Intel PRO/1000 CT NIC is right next to the GTX 285. Intel specifies 55°C as the max operating temperature for this NIC. I put a temperature probe in the (narrow) gap between the GPU and the NIC and read 54.5°C. But that was only under moderate load with the GPU at 60°C. Normal heavy load, the GPU core reads between 75 and 85°C, so the NIC's environment will be even worse.

I had no idea that 60°C on the GPU core would translate to 54°C radiating off it's shroud.

Do you think I've caused any long term damage to the NIC? Should I put a heatsink on the 82574L chip, or do you think the "55°C max" is also for other components on the NIC's PCB?

Also, I had an identical NIC beside a GTX 580 is a very well ventilated case, but I noticed what resembled "scorch marks" on it's metal bracket when I removed it. These marks corresponded with holes in the GTX 580's PCB when I suppose hot air from the exhaust was seeping out. I think the bracket must have had some kind of plastic lacquer coating over it that had a low temperature threshold, but jeez, I have to wonder...
Edited by Oubadah - 9/28/12 at 1:51am
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Also, for my other PC I'm thinking I should not get another NIC card for now it because, you guessed it, the only location available is right next to the GTX 580. I though that maybe I could make do with enabling the Realtek NIC onboard, but what the hell is this:



Turn off realtek NIC and:

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DPC latency spikes solved by installing the old drivers hosted by the mobo manufacturer.

Was on these:



Now on these:



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I would reccomend getting a side panel fan or mounting one to circulate the air to dissipate the heat easier.
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