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Old 02-15-06, 12:34 PM   #10
SLippe
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Default Re: very high temps suddenly with 6800GT

I "blow out" my case about once a week or so and I noticed my card was running higher than normal. At first I thought it was newer drivers or something. One day it hit me to take the card out and unscrew the aluminum Nalu plate on top to expose the fan area...and wouldn't you know it, massive dust build up. So I blow that out with my canned air, put it back together, put the card back in the slot, and my temps are back down to normal. I was up about 12' on memory and core with the dust in there. What a difference. So, just blowing the card, even with that little straw thing on the can, doesn't always work, sometimes you gotta go deeper. (no snide comments)
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