You can buy an aftermarket cooler for it. The best one for these cards i know of is Arctic Cooling accelero plus..http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/assistant/vga/chip/103
I've got one on my 470, and playing crysis with the very high mod, i can't get my card above 60Âºc! And that's in a heavy firefight when a lot is going on. Awesome cooler, i can't even here it on high over my case fans.
I can't stand the noise the stock fan makes over 70%...it's loud! The stock cooler isn't bad, but the fan sucks big time. Way too noisy. i use msi afterburner and game with my card oc'd and overvolted to 800c/1600shader/1674mem(stock) @1000mV (core voltage), stock is .937mV.
You'll love it. Your ears will love you for it...lol.Edited by jaz - 2/21/11 at 11:54am