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PNY GTX 460 Too hot to handle

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Okay so I'm using this as my backup card while my 295 is in for RMA.
currently at 95C with the fan at the "max" of 70% according to EVGA precision (I know, I can flash a new bios and fix the max being only 70%, but I'm only running WoW and this is way, way too hot.)
Here is my current setup for GPUs:
PNY GTX 460 1GB OC XLR8 in PCIe1 (HTPC's gpu, its getting the GTS 450 for now)
PNY GTX 260 XLR8 in PCIe2 (PhysX, borrowed from a friend)
MSI GTX 460 1GB OC CYCLONE in PCIe3 (Left over from a cancelled client build, they paid me for the parts I had already ordered)
LSi Raid card in PCIe4
Not sure if my sig reflects this yet but I am using an Asus Rampage III Extreme motherboard.
None of the cards are on liquid and all of them have their fan speed maxed out.
I have so far not tried much outside of reapplying TIM using Shin-Etsu.
I am running the PNY underclocked(it just crashes after like 10m of use if its overclocked) to 405/810/324
The VID on both of my 460s is .987v
I am running them in SLi
Edited by Xaero252 - 1/30/11 at 9:56pm
    
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If you take the 260 out (would allow the card to get more air) does it help out the temps?
    
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I had originally tried that to eliminate it from the cause list, after removing it there was a loss of about 10C. Which in a case of running at 95C while playing an older game brings us down to 85C, which still isn't right. After that I took it apart and was greeted with the sight of caked-on TIM, after resolving this with a nice application of Shin-Etsu I once again saw a 10C change down to 85C with the GTX 260 in the middle. The gigantic facepalm: The GTX460 was sagging down and resting directly against the 260; this is where the temperature rise started to come from after reapplying the TIM, granted its still a rather toasty 75C with a mediocre load, but I think thats worth it for SLi+PhysX to tide me over until my 295 is replaced.
    
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