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Nvidia Geforce 8800GTS 320mb GDDR3 Temperature too high

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July 5, 2011 9:17:52 PM

I overclocked my Geforce 8800gts 320mb but the card was running too hot so I reversed the clock and set all values back to stock level but the temperature is still exactly the same as what it was when the card was overclocked.

Idle around 70-75°C
When playing games 95-100+°C

My system Specs are:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40 GHz
RAM: 2GB Kingston DDR2 667 MHz
Hard Drive: 320GB Maxtor 7200RPM
Motherboard: Gigabyte 945P-S3
PSU: Corsair 400W
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 8800GTS 320MB
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

I used Riva tuner to overclock the card by the way.
Could anybody please help me with this?
a b U Graphics card
July 5, 2011 9:32:27 PM

case ventilation or dust problem

also you can manually set the fan speeds of the video card up to help too (rivatuner etc will do it)
July 5, 2011 9:37:31 PM

I'm not so sure that it could be a dust/ventilation problem as the problem literally only appeared after I'd overclocked the card + if it was a ventilation\dust problem wouldn't that cause problems for the rest of my components? And I have changed the fan speed to 100% and that has only got the temperature down to 69°C on idle + 91°C on full load.
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a b U Graphics card
July 5, 2011 9:38:15 PM

try cleaning the fan and heat sink of gpu also make sure that the fan is working
July 5, 2011 9:41:29 PM

Okay I'll try doing that, What should the temperature Ideally be on one of these cards in Idle and Full load?
a b U Graphics card
July 5, 2011 9:41:40 PM

ok so the fan seems to be working.. try cleaning the fan and heatsink also try oiling it to make it run smooth
a b U Graphics card
July 5, 2011 9:43:11 PM

your idle temp should be the load temp
July 5, 2011 10:00:45 PM

Thanks for the help, but how would i go about cleaning the card without damaging it?
a b U Graphics card
July 6, 2011 12:34:51 AM

remove the cover and heatsink by unscrewing them, remove all the dust and behind the fan you will see a label, open it then you can see the bearings put one drop of oil into it set everything back and make sure that there is enough thermal paste between gpu and the heat sink
I can explain it to you in detail if you upload an image of your card
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