Originally Posted by Xion X2
It sounds like the core may not have good contact with the heat spreader. No direct knowledge; that's just what it sounds like.
How does this kind of crap make it out of quality control in the first place, though?
Funny thing is how ATI is catching heat (heh) for the high idle temps. Looks like ATI won the cooler design battle of the current generation's war, NVIDIA winning the idle power consumption.