...card is driving me nuts, keeps overheating and cutting out the video. When this happens the monitor goes black (and I have to manually restart the system), I hear the fan spin up to 100% and the LED labeled "D1601" on the card lights up - meaning the card is overheating. This has happened three times in the last 24 hours with fan speeds at 60, 75 and 80%!! I've already applied a better thermal compound on the core which dropped idle temps so I don't know what to do. Is there some other factor I could be overlooking, something else causing the card to overheat like the NB or PCI-E 2.0 chip? I'm at a loss right now so I'd appreciate any help I can get. Thanks in advance.