My Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT is running at 95C when playing games, and I'm worried this is too hot. The specs say 105C is the cap, and I've never seen it over 100 (98C was the absolute highest I've witnessed it, it may have gotten higher without me watching temp). I've cleaned the inside of my computer recently, and there's a guide out there about how to take your graphics card apart, but I don't feel comfortable doing that. Any tips? I'm wondering how long it would take / how much it would cost if I brought my PC somewhere to get it tuned up and get the heat sink on my graphics card cleaned professionally. Would it be cheaper to just get a new graphics card? I know there's a good one for $105, http://www.nvidia.com/object/buy_now_results_ci.html?id=GFGTS450 -- any suggestions?
edit: just got EVGA precision, fan is at 100%, running about 95-96c
Edited by Certa, 14 October 2011 - 09:52 PM.