Graphics card fan won't stay at fixed rate

When I am playing games whether it is BFBC2, Call of duty 4 or Fable 3 my card will not stay at 70% fan speed. When it is on auto at 35% the card will run at anywhere between 70-85 degrees celcius when gaming. Is my video too old and needs to be tossed or is there anything I can do?

I will change fan speed to 70% and when I am gaming it will randomly default back to 35%, then heat up fast.

Graphics card: 1024MB GeForce 9800 GT (PNY)
Mobo: FOXCONN 2AB1 (CPU 1)
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 635

Software used to turn up Graphics:
EVGA Precision
MSI Afterburner
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  1. 85C isnt bad, what its trying to do is keep noise levels down. If you want it to ramp up faster you could use MSI afterburner to make a custom fan profile and have it use that rather than just setting it at a fixed speed.
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