Issues with bfg 6800gt

Fuel Injected

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My bfg 6800gt seems to be overheating. If I play any game(Call of Duty, Half Life 2...) for any longer than 10-15 minutes, the monitor with just go black and the red led on the card will shut off, but the computer itself is still running. Pressing the reset button gives prompts a "system failed video card" response, but turning it off and on again seemingly solves the problem...until another game is played. It idles about 63-67 C(granted I don't have the coolest room, but it's still idled at around 60C in an air coditioned house) and has gotten as high as 100C just by using ATItool. I would greatly appreciate any help.
 

Powermoloch

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Are you running your card in stock or oc speeds? Any dust bunnies present around the card, especially the heatsink? Is you case having good ventilation for your computer components at all?
 

Fuel Injected

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My card has run at stock settings since I've installed it. My computer is virtually dust free(due to being in a box for most of the time when not in use due to space restrictions). With 2 120mm fans plus a 92 mm fan and ample space around the card, air flow isn't a problem. I've even opened the case and put a table fan blowing into the thing with no luck!
 

Nextman916

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well then you probably have a defective card contact bfg to get a replacement also did you OC it?
 

Nextman916

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well then i think its pretty safe to say that you got a defective card RMA it. I know it sucks you have to live without a video card for about a week :[
 

Crescent13

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100C? It's probably a defective card. My 6600GT gets to a high of 56C under load, and 48C idle. On stock cooling, while overclocked.

EDIT: Did I mention I have an 18" fan blowing into it? :D
 

orangat

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100C is not impossible. I can get get my card to 90+C if I switch of the air-con and shut off one case fan.
Cooling some 6800 cards is difficult because of the plastic shroud, you have to position any fans to blow into one opening. Ribbon cables blocking the way is going to be a problem too.