My eVGA 8800GTX is idling at 80c!

tallguy9876

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I took the plastic cover off. Removed what little dust it had.

The fan works. I dunno what else to do.

Starts off at 67 when I first boot up and rises to 80c.

Sad thing is I bought a new i7 920 system because I thought my old q6600 setup was broken. It was bluescreening in windows. Didn't notice the card was idling so high. Still not sure if the card caused my old q6600 setup to crash.

 

tallguy9876

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It's not overclocked either. I downloaded Rivatuner and set the fan speed at 100% at idle. It only lowered the temp by 4c.

Sorry for making this a reply and not an edit.

Edit: make that 83c at idle when the fan is not at 100% speed :(

It runs hotter at idle than my i7 920 does at 4ghz on air cooling at 100% load.
 

blackhawk1928

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-Either your Heatsink is out of place and needs to be corrected or the card is being choked of air to cool itself off. I would open up your case doors or anything that would allow the most airflow inside and let the card breathe.