Hey guys - my xFx 9600GSO is having overheating issues. I have used this card for more then 1.5 years without any flaws - overclocked it to 680MHz and had an awesome performance boost those days. Recently it's having overheating issues. The GPU idle temperature is about 55-57 degree and when giving full load on it (crysis warhead benchmarking....OCCT and FURMARK stress check) - the temp reaches 90+.
I have cleaned the heat-sink and the Fan - and applied Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste before reassembling the heat-sink. Still the overheating occurs. Please guys tell me what to do.
90C under Furmark isn't really so bad... The real test of a case's airflow is to open the case and aim a house fan at it, then see if the temps are any different. If they drop, then you have airflow issues.
Any chance you live some place hot and don't have air-conditioning?