I'd be curious... it got that hot doing what? Playing a particular game? Any game? Posting on GT?
I've been using MSI's Afterburner to monitor / control my Nvidia cards for quite some time, including my current GTX780. I set up a custom fan profile to control fan speed v. temperature. Guess I need to read your linked article to see if somehow what I'm doing is... counter-productive.
I was playing Shift 2 Unleashed for awhile with all graphics settings tweaked to the max.
The article at Geforce.com is interesting regarding GPU temp. Basically it says that the card gradually adjusts the fan speed to maintain the temp at 80C for max performance. It wants
the card to run hot, just not too hot. It's a fascinating article, well worth the time to read even if you don't have or aren't planning on getting a GTX 780. I learned a lot from it.
I hadn't looked at Afterburner yet because the article pointed me to EVGAŽ Precision X
, which is also available here
(the first site requires you to establish an account). I haven't done anything with EVGAŽ Precision X yet, I'm still gathering data. And since I've got a three year warranty, if <sigh>
if the worst comes to the worst and the card goes belly up, I'll get it replaced, so I'm not really motivated to play around with the card settings unless I really know what I'm doing, which might be, err, never