I downloaded GPUz and noticed that my idle temp is 68C! So I downloaded Ntune and underclocked my core clock and memory speed, and its sitting at 58C which is good, I guess. Also I've noticed that my memory controller load is 99%? I don't plan on using this card for gaming, just for normal web browsing.
I'm just confused on why my graphic temperature is so high? At the moment the side of the case is off, and I'm also thinking that the 99% memory controller load is causing some of the heat?
What could this be? Any help will be great.
One more thing.
I have 2 GPU temperatures on GPU-z, One is reporting the GPU temp from the driver and the other is reporting from sensor chip.
I did it to one of my cards, dropped the temp 10C! It wasn't very difficult either, just a few screws, pop the plastic cover, clean off the old paste and put the new on. Can't really go wrong plus you can youtube for a video, I'm sure you'll find one.
The only other suggestion I have is double check your drivers, if there are newer ones, get them from nvidia's website.
I believe the memory controller load at 99% is a bug. My 8800GTS 640 does the same thing after updating to latest GPU-Z and drivers, but was normal with previous ones. It doesn't appear to affect performance or temperature on my system.
I'll find a game to install a bit later, but back to this bug thing. I was googling my problem all afternoon, and I found nothing. Alls I got is, Change the paste, damages card, bug in the bios firmware, driver problems, driver conflictions with older graphics drivers, computer ventilation, and dust problems.