In my HTPC I have a NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT video card. To date this has performed pretty well, but recently is has stated to annoy me as the fan seems to be making quite a lot of noise.
Wondering how the temps were looking, I loaded the NVIDIA utility to monitor the GPU temp. It seems to sit around 71 degrees mark, which I thought seemed quite high. Also, the heatsink is incredibly hot to touch when the machine is running, and is causeing a lot of heat in the case.
Firstly, I was wondering is this sort of temp normal for the this card? And secondally, as technology has moved on now, is there another card that someone could recommend that would perform as well, but not generate as much heat.