I have a GTX275 which is running worringly hot - upwards of 100c, reaching 104c yesterday under heavy load. The cut-off point is 105 according to Nvidia, so ideally I'd like to cool this down somewhat!
This is achieved under heavy load - Grand Theft Auto Episodes From Liberty City - and usually idles around 60ish. Other games don't seem to cause quite such a worrying spike in temperature, but still reach 95ish.
This is completely stock, no changes/tweaks to anything.
I've been investigating some possibilties for reducing the temperatures but I'm not convinced any of the following will be sufficient - any chance of some advice?
1. Rivatuner - with temps that high, I'm assuming the GPU fan is already running at 100%? I'm going to try this anyway
2. Moving the case - at the moment, it is housed in a compartment and enclosed on both sides. But would moving it into the open affect temperatures much?
3. Additional case fan(s) - would this have any impact at all on the GPU core temp?
Any suggestions/advice on the above welcome, as well as any additional ideas.
Is the card new? if not, dust always cause temp problems, try and clean it up.
I hardly doubt that the fan is at 100% and still be at 100c... check the fan speed with riva or something.
Try moving the intake fan of the case close to a window if the outside temp is lower than your room.