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Jesus. Something is going on here. Lol.

Maybe it is time to open up the reference card and see if there is anything caked up in the cooler. It's certainly possible.
wouldn't that void the warranty? I was thinking about that plus some new tim but if I am going to do that might as well replace the cooler. It could hang down farther because the hot card is on the bottom
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Nobody would ever know if you pulled off the HSF.
There aren't any seals or anything that would show you messed with it.
At least not on my HIS there wasn't.
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wouldn't that void the warranty? I was thinking about that plus some new tim but if I am going to do that might as well replace the cooler. It could hang down farther because the hot card is on the bottom
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Nobody would ever know if you pulled off the HSF.
There aren't any seals or anything that would show you messed with it.
At least not on my HIS there wasn't.
If you could I wold pull out the HIS 5850 and take a gander around the card to see if there is any type of warranty sticker sitting on a screw or somewhere that you would have to break the sticker to disassemble the card.

If it looks clear then give it a shot. I saw a picture on here of another 5850 that was so gunked up with dust that it loaded at 103C.

Here's the link.
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I still think you should at least check the voltage in Afterburner.
Just to make sure it's running at what it's supposed to be stock.
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If you could I wold pull out the HIS 5850 and take a gander around the card to see if there is any type of warranty sticker sitting on a screw or somewhere that you would have to break the sticker to disassemble the card.

If it looks clear then give it a shot. I saw a picture on here of another 5850 that was so gunked up with dust that it loaded at 103C.

Here's the link.
Thats nasty! I don't think it is caked with dust tho. I blast my whole computer out with air every few weeks. It says specificaly on the HIS website that removing the cooler voids the waranty
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Thats nasty! I don't think it is caked with dust tho. I blast my whole computer out with air every few weeks. It says specificaly on the HIS website that removing the cooler voids the waranty
Damn them! What's their warranty like? Two years?

I would check the voltages then. It could be that changing the slots of the card messed with the Afterburner/CCC profile.
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Well I went for it and replaced the TIM on the card. Dropped the temps by about 4 deg. Card hangs around 85 when playing BC2. Is this ok? I will probably get a cooler for it if I have to now that I took the cooler off anyways.
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