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Old 12-01-05, 04:46 PM   #4
A little rough at first
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Default Re: JUst installed a NV Silencer to my 6800gt... help.. hotter

Order yourself some arctic silver and remove the Silencer. Clean the GPU with 90% rubbing alcohol. Put a pinky-fingernail size dab of Arctic Silver on the GPU. Clean the Silencer with the 90% rubbing alcohol (where the contact with GPU was made) and put Silencer back on card. That will probably solve your problem and lower your temp significantly.

I know you feel like you covered all your bases, but do it all over again. I have found that when I am having troubles like that, I can usually go back and find something that just wasn't right.

Also, did you install the ventilated card slot cover (where the hot air is blown through)? I put a rev.2 on my wifes 6800GT and she MIGHT hit 71 degrees under load at 430/1100 - and her case cooling kinda sux....
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