I was told by the place I bought it from they experience the same temps I do in a enclosed case, which mine is. It's summer here so we are having warm days. I'm moving it out of the 0-11 Mini into a standard 0-11 Dynamic to see if that helps. I also removed that crappy side fan, which seems to help when the GPU is vertically mounted, the fan was blowing the hot air back into the card. What I did find when I took off that side fan was a lot of oil from the fan itself all around the plastics, so if you got the ichill x4 keep a eye on that. Inno3D TuneIT software will actually flash the BIOS for you if you have a compatible BIOS file, it won't do that XOC 1000w BIOS that's floating around though.