Also on the Board:
TP-Link 150Mbps PCI wireless lan card
Creative Soundblaster X-Fi (noticed to late that I need an optical S/PDIF T.T)
Overdrive: active (925/1375)
1) As soon as I start any game, the fans of the card get loud. And I mean DVD drive spinning on highspeed loud. I thought from reading the reviews it should be quieter..
2) Temperature: Starcraft 2, Ultra Detail 1920p -> 96 Degrees Celsius!! The same applies for any other game I tried that utilizes the card
3) Graphics errors: Cant play Rage without constant graphics errors, the picture turns sporadically into an LSD-trip of colours
I did run a 3Dmark11 extreme test and got a combined score of 3070, which seems to be within expectation.
I first thought the temperature problem comes from the fact the wireless card is exactly in front of the MSI card, but removing it did not change the temperature at all.
Question: Is the card possibly broken and should I send it in?