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O.o 100?! Mine peaks at 75 consistently and sometimes games randomly exit and I find out it's because it hits 80 on occasion. 100 doesn't sound too good, I'd get that fixed ASAP.
    
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yeah, taking the slot out didnt do anything.

Dunno how long it'll take to do an RMA w/ PNY though.
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what is the temperature of the room your computer is in?
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My room is like 75F

Anyway, I did an unimpressive case mod to put in an extra fan

Now, the tuniq tower blocked the fan slot that's over the graphics card.. so i had to take the cover off and drill 2 holes lower (I tried drilling the plastic on the fan, and that didnt go so well)

I also left the molex cable and the fan wire hanging outside the other fan slot to the outside of the case, so i can easily turn this thing off. This fan is LOUD.

As you can see in this pic, I do have a fairly large amount of crap inside my case, including the fully loaded hard drive bay on the right hand side (6 / 6 slots filled)



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btw, im surprised that the fan blades aren't blurred, I snapped that pic while the fan was ON
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1. Organize your wires
2. Increase airflow with 120mm fans (80mm fans don't do ****), or buy a new case
3. Download Rivatuner and turn the fan speed to 70% at the least.
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Well, the card's stock. It's not overclocked, and I didn't touch the fan or anything. So if the thing blows up under normal operation, the maker owes me a new one.

I'm just surprised that they design the cards to go up to and withstand these kinds of temps.
Then the fan isn't maxed. Plus the cards can withstand ~110c, ATI's card deal with 125c on some models.
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my brothers 6600gt's fan broke off, it's hanging off the card, and still works. Idles at 65-70
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btw, im surprised that the fan blades aren't blurred, I snapped that pic while the fan was ON
Dude it's called a flash and you used it. It would take forever to explain how cameras work and how the fan was frozen.

But it seems that you don't have any intention to fix this problem, which you should! Your case is a mess, you need to tidy up those wires and make it so some fresh air can get to the heatsink of your inferno you call a video card. Think about it 100C is hot enough to boil water, how good do you think that is for your GPU? Why not just buy a thermaltake duorb and have temps that max out at 45C? That's what mine gets when I run ATi tool with my card OC'd. And warranties aren't always what they are cracked up to be .
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post #30 of 36
these are your options:
1. Let your card LITERALLY BOIL and then wait to RMA it when it breaks. (you might not even be able to RMA it because your neglecting it)
2. Download rivatuner and turn the fan speed up (this is the easiest and most sesible thing that anyone normal would do....)
3. buy a new cooler...(recommended to keep your card cooler.)
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