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post #11 of 36
The stock fan would be very loud when it is running at 100% speed.
Try the Thermaltake Cyclo SLOT FAN.
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post #12 of 36
I wish I could Play Mass Effect.....In fact, I waited a week to buy because i figured it would need patching, but a week of rampant issues and still no patch?!?!!?

EA needed a "Day Zero" patch, just like with Battlefield 2142. I need to change my "no release date buying" of PC games to "DO NOT ****ING BUY FROM EA!!!!"
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post #13 of 36
It won't run at 100 degrees forever

Sooner or later you'll start seeing damage
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post #14 of 36
you better lower those temps before u see a mass effect on your GPU!!

alright bad joke. it's late, im goin' to bed. g'night.

*EDIT*

No but seriously i recomend the inexpensive, blue LED emitting, easy to install Thermaltake Duorb VGA Cooler

Edited by Microsis - 6/5/08 at 9:32pm
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post #15 of 36
Probly a really bad paste job if your brave you could take it apart and redo the paste i bet your temps would drop 10c or more.
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post #16 of 36
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Probly a really bad paste job if your brave you could take it apart and redo the paste i bet your temps would drop 10c or more.
Yeah, but that voids my warranty, which makes it my problem now.

Right now it's still the manufacturer's problem -- for the next 2.5 years or so. If it burns out I'll RMA it.
post #17 of 36
your case must not have much airflow and your ambients must be high as well. Take the side of your case and aim a fan in there FOR THE LUV OF PIXELS!1!!!!
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PNY's sole obligation under this warranty is to replace or, at its option, to repair, free of charge, all the product's defective parts. This warranty applies only on the condition that the product has been installed, maintained and operated under conditions of normal use and in accordance with the installation guide provided herewith. The provisions of this warranty shall not apply if, in PNY's sole judgment, the product has been subject to misuse or neglect, improper installation, damaged in an accident, or repaired or altered in any way that affects its performance or reliability.PNY's sole obligation under this warranty is to replace or, at its option, to repair, free of charge, all the product's defective parts. This warranty applies only on the condition that the product has been installed, maintained and operated under conditions of normal use and in accordance with the installation guide provided herewith. The provisions of this warranty shall not apply if, in PNY's sole judgment, the product has been subject to misuse or neglect, improper installation, damaged in an accident, or repaired or altered in any way that affects its performance or reliability.
Read the fine print
post #19 of 36
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the installation guide basically says to snap it into a PCI-Express x16 slot.

Misuse or neglect would be if I overclocked it or otherwise did something to damage the card.

The case has OK airflow, it's not like I'm relying on a PSU fan to cool the whole case.

Right now my only real option to bring temps down in a big way is to install an aftermarket cooler, which I can't do without voiding the warranty anyway, and is something I shouldn't have to do for a stock card.
post #20 of 36
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well, there is actually one small thing i can do.

There's a blank slot below my graphics card, I took the PCI slot cover off.
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