I never kept a video card running this long before; always upgraded after a year or so. This 470 I bought new and it's been running for ~3 years now, never getting hotter than 65 no matter what. Now (the past few months) temps routinely hit 70, 75 - for instance when I run a browser flash app full screen (on 1 monitor, the 2nd monitor usually has Premiere Pro or Cinema 4D running).
everything's up to date - no OC - temps read from GPU-Z - huge case, clean, dust-free.
At first I thought it was a wonky driver from NV. But the next one (the current one) didn't change anything.
I can go into NV's control panel and turn up the fan and the temps will come back down...which is a clue I guess. But is "dying fan" a reasonable diagnosis?
Thanks for any thoughts you can share.
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