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Is 8800 GTX Cooling still effective??

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Already,

I've had my 8800 GTX for some time now. I'd say about 15 solid months of good use.

After folding with it using GPU2, I'm noticing crazy temps (72 c)

Do you think the stock TIM is just getting old? Or the fan is wearing out?

I recently dropped it into my wife's PC, Air Dusted the card out to the point I could not see a spec of dust through the plastic, and back vents. The fan seems to be working fine.

Any ideas??
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Well the TIM could be a possibility

Change the TIM and check
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Just gob it on. There you go.
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download riva tuner and check what the fan speed is set to.
when i used to have a 640 8800gts i always had to turn up the fan speed

the 2 3870s i have at set to like 25% fan speed they idle 60+ and sit at 80-82 degrees when gaming or folding.
i use riva tuner turn the fan speed up to 50% u can hear it spin up but after that i dont notice it being any louder temps stay in the 40s idle and under 60 when gaming.
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