Originally Posted by Maverickman
I think it was the in-game setting that was the problem. The GTX 280 is obviously not an SLI card. I've played Crysis for over an hour with no problems. When I exit the game, I immediately check my GPU temp. with EVGA Precision and GPU-Z, and it is usually in the 74-76 degree range. I'm assuming that's the approx. temperature under load.
Checking the temp after exiting the game will not do. The temperature fall rapidly after exiting. If you want to really learn the actual operating temps, use furmark in a window while running Rivatuner or EVGA's precision tool...