I have an Nvidia 8800 GTS @ 80% Fan speed with an Antec 900 case (good airflow).
Why does the card idle at 88 dc? That's nearly 200 degrees fahrenheit.
Can't they put in like 1 line of code that reduces the power usage to 1-10% when not drawing anything but a 2d picture that isn't changing at all? Does this thing not use any more energy in sick games vs the background of XP?
it's not bad for the card if your running a G80 320/640 those always ran host but most idel at 60c and load at 68c for most ppl i would consider redoing the heatsink, or a spot cooling fan to move the air under it or getting an aftermarket cooler. if it makes you really worry