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November 29, 2012 11:36:17 PM

Hey guys,

Once again, I start yet another thread to ask a question about my 6970. Recently I installed an Arctic Accelero Xtreme 3 cooler on the card. No overclocking has been done yet. I've been experiencing slowdowns after a few hours of my PC running. Websites are slow and general performance drops. My temps on the GPU at idle are between 28C-30C and when surfing sites and stuff it's at 35C and while gaming never seems to go over 53C. Weird ping problems have been occurring also while online but I just can't pinpoint what is going on here. At first I thought it was my ISP throttling me and then I looked at the VRMs on my GPU. I installed heatsinks on them so they should be fine. I'm just not getting it, any ideas?

P.S I will not RMA the card so if it is dying, then I will just get a new one.

Thanks for the help.

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