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i would reseat the heatsink and reapply thermal paste BUT be sure you put thermal paste on the PCI express chip too and dont forget to connect the SLI bridges and keep the shroud off
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the 9800GX2 is a very hot card. 100c is normal for it. it will not die.
 
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
i would reseat the heatsink and reapply thermal paste BUT be sure you put thermal paste on the PCI express chip too and dont forget to connect the SLI bridges and keep the shroud off
No sli bridges as there is only one card. Should I still run it w/o the shroud?

@srsparky32 : it only caused me to worry because my fps in WoW dropped from 80+ to 20 and below. it also did a reboot.

@everyone else : ill give that stuff a shot and check the screws.
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Is it down clocking when you are in 2D mode?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Magariz View Post
No sli bridges as there is only one card. Should I still run it w/o the shroud?
the 9800GX2 has an internal sli connector as it is a dual gpu card. if u take it apart you'll see one

running shroud off will take off a good amount of degrees C, so do it.
 
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post #16 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magariz View Post
No sli bridges as there is only one card. Should I still run it w/o the shroud?

@srsparky32 : it only caused me to worry because my fps in WoW dropped from 80+ to 20 and below. it also did a reboot.

@everyone else : ill give that stuff a shot and check the screws.
check to make sure fan works too
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