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Old 02-08-07, 12:38 PM   #1
Mr Six
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Default Higher idle temps on 6800GT

Ok so i have been running this card for 2 year now and i just noticed that my idle temps went up by about 10C. It was running at 52-54 idle at first but it's now running at 60-62 idle since last week.I first thought that it was dust blocking the fan from doing it's job properly but that wasn't the problem.The fan is clean and spinning normally (a bit louder under load though).Also , the card doesn't seem to overheat when playing games and the temps under load are only higher by 2-3C.Other factors such as room and case temp haven't changed either.I'm using XG 97.44 drivers

Now i really don't what know if that's the case but i have heard that it may be the thermal paste wearing out , especially after 2 years.Is this a good possibility ? And if that's the case what can i do to fix it ? If no , what could be the problem ?

Thanks in advance for any help
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