well ive been trying a few things, and so far its been working fine, ive been playing games for probably around 2 hours with no issues so ill be keeping an eye on it. but i was looking around in the BIOS just out of desperation, and noticed that the primary graphics adapter was set to PCI not PCI express, so i switched that, im not sure if that would have much to do with anything. this was my first build and im still learing a lot. also id been noticing my card was running at around 80 degrees celcius so i thought maybe that was too hot? so i enabled manual fan control and set it to 45% and it hasnt gone over 70 degrees since then so that might have something to do with it as well, like i said im not too sure and ill be keeping an eye on it.
just updating for anybody who might have the same problems.
also, is there any reason i shoulnt use the manual fan control? if i let the card run by itself i dont think the fan ever went beyond 23%.