I recently bought a ZOTAC gtx 275 and am currently having some issues with overheating. I have turned the fan to 100% and there are 2 case fans blowing air onto the card.
It is currently idle @ around 42 degrees (just desktop - no applications)
During games like call of duty 6, however, it will eventually hit 105 degrees and crash....(from between 1-2 hours of play if the card is @ idle temp to begin with).
What could be causing this? What other information do u need? What are some solutions? (i have already underclocked the card but i am certainly NOT willing to do this as nothing other than a temporary fix).
But how cluttered or uncluttered is it with all your bits inside?, how is your cable management?, and have you tried turning the side fans around so that they exhaust the hot air away from the graphic card?
You state their are 2 fans blowing air on to the GPU, however I dont see any. The 2 fans in the side panel blow air in the direction of the GPU, but you must realise that the GTX275 is a sealed unit and only accepts air from the East Side.
The review you posted about this chassis has the following written.
'The grill under the front door allows light from the fan to filter out. This lights up the front of the case without going overboard. The grill was designed so that you won't feel any air flow, even if you place your hand next to it.'
What this means is that the case is a pile of shite and you get no throughput of air in the lower front chassis. No air in the front means no air to the GPUs, hence the extra heat.
No offense, but this is what happens when you buy cheep tac, (Zotac! and XG!)