What's the ideal temperature for a 9800gt? Mine idles at ~71C with the fan at 100%, and runs at ~105C under load. Right now it's 84C with the fan at 50%, all according to EVGA Precision. It's not overclocked, 600/1500/900. I have two 80mm exhaust fans in the back of my case, an 80mm intake on the side, another 80 intake in that front, and lastly a final 80 intake on the top.
Yeah, I don't think it should be operating at boiling point. Is there anything that I could do to cool it down without spending much money?