Damn people! i still dont know what the hell is wrong with this nvidia crap 9600gt, i have a 120mm fan on top of it, and 9600gt fan running at 100%, and after 30min of playing in crysis i get to 95C, bad company 2 89C, call of duty 4 80C, and so on.....i did try to overclock it a few times, then i got black dots on the screen so i stopped, and i took of the cooler 1 or 2 times where the thermal paste is, maybe that is the problem, i dont know. Is the card fu**** up? need to get a new cooler or what?
Clean off the thermal paste that's on the 9600GT with rubbing alcohol before applying a thin layer of new thermal paste. Use something like Artic Silver 5; the amount that you apply should not be much bigger than a grain of rice. spread it evenly with something like a credit card or stiff piece of cardboard.
well, i put some thermal paste on the gfx and still, my card on idle reaches 66C with fan at 100%!! but i put some on the CPU and temps decreased! so its probably the card? or get a different cooler? or a new card?