Idle temps are between 75-80 degrees Celsius. Even if the fan runs at its maximum, still no change.
On some load it creeps up to 95 degrees+.
I am really concerned because the fan has no dust and I cleaned it free of dust just yesterday. Before that, it was running at 90 degrees at idle! There is direct contact of the gpu with the heatsink. Also, my case is free of wire obstruction, and is very neat with no dust. i dunno what the problem is.
ok, so i went ahead and tried reseating the heatsink. I unscrewed, checked, then rescrewed everything. The temps seem to have dropped one or 2 degrees. It still idles around 75 degrees tho. The fan, according to software is set to auto, and spins at 50% at idle
You need to apply new thermal paste when you reseat the cooler. BTW I just upgraded from that exact card and mine went into the 90s at full load but idled much lower around low 60s and I thought that was hot. Reseating again with new thermal paste will hopefully get yours back to normal temps especially if reseating without new paste helped a bit.