Mine got very warm. Up to around 85C-90C. It started to get really loud. The fan would rev up when it got hot. I blew it out with air duster, tried to do the manual fan thing. Got tired of it, sold it, bought a different card. Overall, it was a great card. If I still had it, I would put 2 more in my case and have 3 4850s on my motherboard. I don't, so I can only dream..