Idle: 50 C
Load: 85 C (under Mafia II, 1920x1080 no AA, 8x AF, high detail)
This was with no Overdrive and measured by the HWmonitor and Catalyst Control Center. With in mind, I decided to turn on Overdrive to manually set my fan speed. Running the fan at 60% at idle drops the temps to 50 C, and when I game I put the fan up to 85% to get load temps at 73 C.
I'm wondering what I can do to drop GPU temps? These temps occurred in my Antec 300 case with 1 back exhaust fan and 1 overhead fan (running at low, I've changed it to medium now). I run a Phenom II 965 BE and a Corsair CMPSU-650tx PSU (it has an overhead fan). I'm thinking that maybe some front 120mm fans and maybe a side exhaust fan might help.
I'm not sure about reapplying CPU paste because there is a plastic case that covers the entire video card.
The next thing I'm going to try is gaming with the case cover off to see if it's internal case heat build up.
Edited by SuperShadow, 16 April 2011 - 08:27 PM.