Originally Posted by OccamRazor
Something is wrong with that card mate! What is your ambient temperature? If its very high so is all the cards components, what is your card idle temp?
OR you have a defective temperature sensor
OR the cooler is not making good contact with the PCB and the VRM section is not being cooled properly
The guys over at GURU3D pointed out the same thing in their review:
"At M1 the VRM area can be spotted, it runs almost 100 Degrees C, this is a fairly high temperature. Make sure you have plenty airflow inside your chassis as that will definitely help."
My ambient is 23c, cooler as the computer is right under the aircon.
What scares me the most is the electrical buzzing at high the temps.(Don't know if you heard it on the vid)
I just played through 2 hours of Thief with adaptive vsync on, VRM never went over 85c, noise was there but unless you knew what to listen for you never would of heard it.
Ruled out the fan, cranked it to 100% and nothing sounded like that.
Tried 3 different High powered power supplies (Seasonic, Corsair, Silencer MKIII), even 2 different ones at the same time to alleviate stress on the ps.
Buzz in the card was there each time at high VRM temps.
No one seems to know what the heck the buzzing is, I've heard the card whine with super high fp3, I can recreate that noise, but the buzzing is different when the VRM's heats up.
Not looking forward to fight with the store I bought it from again, already returned 2 faulty Gigabyte cards (vram artifacting), they tried to say its my machine not stable (Just ran GTX670's in SLi for ages with no problems.)