Originally Posted by Slaymate
It sounds like the video card is trying to die. Is the card still under warranty? If the warranty is out of date I would "carefully" remove the heatsink assembly from the card, clean it and the card itself with compressed air and a clean rag to remove the old thermal paste. Then apply new thermal paste, re-assemble the parts (don't forget to plug the fan in) and see if the problem is fixed.
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Thats the problem. My card was under XFX lifetime warranty until I removed the heatsink and applied new thermal paste. After applying new thermal paste the temperatures went higher than they were before.
Removing the heatsink is a pain in the *** because I need extremely small screwdrivers to be able to do so, and I had to borrow some. Then I have to put the plastic cover back onto the card which is so difficult to do because of the little plastic pieces.
If I sent the card back to XFX would they find out I tampered with it?