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Posted 29 August 2009 - 10:10 PM

My 9800GX2 SSC runs at 100 degrees Celsius when idle at 100% fan speed (checked with EVGA Precision). When I put my hand down near the video card, it can barely feel any wind motion near the video card though. I even tried downclocking it from 675 mhz to 600 to even 510 (the lowest possible setting) but it still goes up to 100 degrees. And when I game, it must go up to god knows what, 110??? The only way I can play games is by opening my case and setting up a massive fan and blow away at it at maximum speed. Even then, it gives me 100-104 degrees constantly.

What's going on??? :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 01:14 AM

Wow... sounds like maybe the fan is dying?

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:00 AM

I'm not really sure what's wrong? I tried changing the fan speeds constantly and noticed a difference in sound coming from my computer, so I guess the fan isn't completely lost yet. Unfortunately, having my fan at 100% really does nothing and my GPU can reach peak temperatures of 105-107 degrees celsius. This is just absurd. Unfortauntely, my warranty is already void (stupid me). Usually, the product has a lifetime warranty but you only qualify for it if you register 30 days after you purchase your product (it's been just over a year). Even then, you still get a 1 year warranty, and this expired just a week ago. Pretty unlucky and dumb of me for not reading about the warranty information, but this was my first product from EVGA <sigh>.

Edited by wako944, 30 August 2009 - 09:01 AM.


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Posted 30 August 2009 - 10:28 AM

Look underneath the CPU fan and see how much lint is packed into the heatsink
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