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Hi,

I've noticed that occasionally my GTX 260 reaches 105~ Celsius even when not under load. Most of the time it idles at 40-50. I'm sure it's not a heatsink/fan issue, so I'm thinking it's either a BIOS or a driver issue. Just wondering if anyone has had a similar problem and if so how you fixed it.

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Open up Afterburner and see what the GPU usage is when it hits that temp, maybe something is taxing the GPU for some reason.
    
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This can also happen when you have multiple programs trying to access the same temperature sensor.
Happened on my GTX 470's on occasion...
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Hi,

I've noticed that occasionally my GTX 260 reaches 105~ Celsius even when not under load. Most of the time it idles at 40-50. I'm sure it's not a heatsink/fan issue, so I'm thinking it's either a BIOS or a driver issue. Just wondering if anyone has had a similar problem and if so how you fixed it.

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What drivers are you using?

Has the card been cleaned of dust recently?

Have you created a custom fan profile in Afterburner?
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Open up Afterburner and see what the GPU usage is when it hits that temp, maybe something is taxing the GPU for some reason.
I always have EVGA precision running at the usage was <5%

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This can also happen when you have multiple programs trying to access the same temperature sensor.
Happened on my GTX 470's on occasion...
Hmm. The only program that I use is EVGA Precision. But thanks for this information!
    
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What drivers are you using?

Has the card been cleaned of dust recently?

Have you created a custom fan profile in Afterburner?
Driver is forceware 267.24. Dust was the first thing that came to mind, took the card out and saw no dust. The thing is, it doesnt always run hot. Just randomly once in a while. If I turn off and turn back on, the problem goes away.

On evga precision, I use a 2D profile and 3D profile. 3D just makes it set settings to default, 2D underclocks and makes fan 30%.

I'm thinking more and more that it's evga precision's fault. Gonna try not running it and see what happens.

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Driver is forceware 267.24. Dust was the first thing that came to mind, took the card out and saw no dust. The thing is, it doesnt always run hot. Just randomly once in a while. If I turn off and turn back on, the problem goes away.

On evga precision, I use a 2D profile and 3D profile. 3D just makes it set settings to default, 2D underclocks and makes fan 30%.

I'm thinking more and more that it's evga precision's fault. Gonna try not running it and see what happens.

thanks
Give the latest release of MSi Afterburner a shot. Has worked flawlessly for me in the past.
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