Question Radeon R7 260X overheating suddenly

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Hello folks! I recently wanted to play some games but from sudden my Radeon R7 260X started overheating, yesterday everything was in border of max 82 temp but today it hit 99.
Yesterday In one game when I was idle in menu temp mostly was hitting 60-70, but today it's around 75-90.
I set Furmark for 15 minutes in preset 1280x720 with anti-aliasing off and temp hit 95.

Full PC Specs:
GPU - MSI R7 260X 2GB OCV1
CPU - I3-2120
Motherboard - MSI H61M-P20 (G3)
RAM - Hynix / Hyundai 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz
PSU -500W
HDD - Western Digital 1TB WD10EZEX
 
Hello folks! I recently wanted to play some games but from sudden my Radeon R7 260X started overheating, yesterday everything was in border of max 82 temp but today it hit 99.
Yesterday In one game when I was idle in menu temp mostly was hitting 60-70, but today it's around 75-90.
I set Furmark for 15 minutes in preset 1280x720 with anti-aliasing off and temp hit 95.

Full PC Specs:
GPU - MSI R7 260X 2GB OCV1
CPU - I3-2120
Motherboard - MSI H61M-P20 (G3)
RAM - Hynix / Hyundai 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz
PSU -500W
HDD - Western Digital 1TB WD10EZEX
take off and disassemble the gpu, clean the fan from dust and the heatsink from dust, then remove and clean the chip and the heatsink from the dried thermal paste with 70% alcohol or 91% alcohol (isopryl alcohol), re apply thermal paste, and assemble it all together again.

for thermal paste you might want Kingpin KPX or Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut, or a cheaper but good option like Arctic MX4. it will help turn down the temperature.
 

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