Originally Posted by PP Mguire
Have you cleaned and repasted this card like every 6 months to a year since you've had it? Those single slot coolers get super clogged super fast. Also due to the single slot nature they run hot and the past gets dry quick. I would take it apart and meticulously clean everything properly and repaste with a grain of rice sized amount of TIM on the center of the GPU die.
No, I haven't done any kind of preventative maintenance on the card and I've had it for probably about 4 years now. Appreciate the tips, I'll give it a shot later today.