Unless it is prohibitive to you to return it,I would.If it is a hassle-try setting the fan to a min. of 50% and see if that helps.Now-let's be honest here-are you sure you didn't try flashing to 6970 bios?
This 6950 is for my wife's computer that we built today so we can play online together. We've been anticipating this all week so I went ahead and requested a refund from Amazon and ordered an HIS 6950 2gb (the model I went with in my rig). This MSI should do alright in-game until I get the replacement tomorrow.
On a side note, we are both very glad we jumped into PC gaming, such a huge step up over consoles
Thanks everyone for the help!
Edited by Multivac - 3/25/11 at 11:14am