I have been having problems trying to upgrade my graphics card from a 8800gt. For some reason any card i try to run in my main pci x16 slot will over heat pretty badly. I first bought a gtx 470 and it would reaches temps of 105c in about a minute and a half. I sent that card in for an rma and got another one but it did pretty much the exact same thing. So I sent that card in for a refund now now i have 2 6850's in crossfire. When I stress test them using furmark, my master card will reach 100c in less than 5 minutes while my slave card will usually be in the upper 80's. Even while playing BC 2 my master card got up to almost 105c after a little while of playing. I know its not an air flow problem because I have tried blowing a house fan directly into my case and there is hardly a change. I am also almost certain that its not a problem with the cards, but at the same time back when i had one of the 470's I tried it in a different computer and it overheated just as fast as in mine. I am just completely at a loss of why this is happening now, I would be really grateful if someone could help me find a solution.
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2/26/11 at 4:27pm