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Seems your case temps are fine, not personally familier with your case but im sure you can replace the fans if you put enough effort in and you can always use a Drill to add more fans to any case

75c isnt that bad on a gpu under full load, but I would expect to only realy see ~30c difference between your case temp and your load temp with your gpu cooler, have you tried taking it off and reseating it checking you dont have too much or too little thermal paste on it and that its flat and clean etc. Make sure it is firmly tightened but do not over tighten it etc,

other than that I cant realy think of anything wrong that would cause you to have such high temps. Also cant realy see any reason why you should get poor performance in any game regardless.

Other things worth checking, known compatabilty problem with your mobo/ram combo
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Apparently some of the Fermi cards had microstutter, but this was only in a multi-gpu setup. I don't see how I could be affected by it. Rift seems smooth, it's just Crysis 2, Crysis, Crysis Warhead, Counter-Strike: Source, Team Fortress 2, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Mount & Blade Warband.

I'm just a bit pissed that Rift can run maxed out with supersampling 30fps+... With edge smoothing on I sometimes get lag spikes and it drops to around 20 fps... (this is only in Stonefield by this strange summoning circle with odd graphics) then it shoots back up to 30-46fps. If I take ground clutter density and drop it to 3, my fps stays at a 57-60. Put it back up to 20, and it goes down to 30-40 fps.

I've found that those two settings change my FPS, the rest just don't make my card bat an eyelid, plus, my card isn't even at 99% usage. It's at around 65%! So why can't it give it more juice to run it? I don't understand.
    
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Seems your case temps are fine, not personally familier with your case but im sure you can replace the fans if you put enough effort in and you can always use a Drill to add more fans to any case

75c isnt that bad on a gpu under full load, but I would expect to only realy see ~30c difference between your case temp and your load temp with your gpu cooler, have you tried taking it off and reseating it checking you dont have too much or too little thermal paste on it and that its flat and clean etc. Make sure it is firmly tightened but do not over tighten it etc,

other than that I cant realy think of anything wrong that would cause you to have such high temps. Also cant realy see any reason why you should get poor performance in any game regardless.

Other things worth checking, known compatabilty problem with your mobo/ram combo
Ram is fine with the motherboard, I checked with manufacturers.

I'll take the cooler off, re-apply thermal paste, instead of using the zalman one, I'll use Chill Factor II. As the guide suggests on installing the VF3000F only tighten the screws until you hear a click. I applied thermal paste to the cooler, and to the GPU, the VF3000F came with instructions and it said to use the whole tube, but I left a tiny bit in the tube as I thought there was too much.

I may even re-apply the CPU thermal paste, I just find it's so much effort to do! Temperatures are still roughly the same as before. Game performance after my higher overclock has increased by 1 or 2 FPS in Rift, nothing spectacular.

To my knowledge increasing the memory clock has little to no effect on the FPS, so I left it at stock.
    
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have you tried using 260.99 driver, they wore the best drivers i have ever had, not a single problem. am i wrong in thinking the micro stutter is a issuse with memory. have you also tried without the second screen connected.
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have you tried using 260.99 driver, they wore the best drivers i have ever had, not a single problem. am i wrong in thinking the micro stutter is a issuse with memory. have you also tried without the second screen connected.
Yeah, I had those drivers running until the 266.58 ones came out, there was no noticeable difference I could see between them. Also, yes, I connected the monitor up yesterday for the first time in 2 weeks, I usually don't have it plugged in for long sessions of Rift. As I find I get headaches with two screens one moving, one stationary lol.
    
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does the VF3000F cool the memory.
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does the VF3000F cool the memory.
The dual 92mm fans cool not only the heatsink and VGA RAM, but all other peripheral components surrounding the VGA chipset.
    
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you could you try running the gpu at stock and lowering the memory clock a bit. no idea if this will do anything but worth a try.
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you could you try running the gpu at stock and lowering the memory clock a bit. no idea if this will do anything but worth a try.
Temperature is slowly dropping after downclocking the memory clock. It's lost 3-4C. From 53 to 49-50. Not really a vast improvement, I'll just have a fiddle with it in a bit. although I really can't be bothered tonight. Probably tomorrow though! Then I'll post my results.
    
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will check back tomoz. gd luck
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