Dito then we both have the same card if it is the OC version. It does have a cooler unlike most but the fans have such poor airflow that is doesn't help much except at idle. I would suggest that you rma that card anyway but to mod it like I have done mine you will need stuff that isn't made anymore. I did make some chances from this old video though. I removed the stock fans and face plate and added two new fans with a total of 124CFM.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwbLWweakRY
To do that mod you need
pci-e to agp bridge cooler
two bolts with matching nuts that can replace the push pins
two or more thermal pads that are thick enough to keep anything for shorting.
After this mod the power vrm actually runs a little cooler than the vram. It is a non permanent mod so if you ever decided to sell the card or had to ship it back no one would know. I get 900mhz on mine on the core but don't bother with the vram.