Hey Guys, I haven't started a thread in a long time but I've got a quick question that I'm hoping someone can help out with? I recently got a new eVGA 9800GX2 graphics card which I've had for about 2 weeks now give or take. At the moment its cooled by the stock heatsink although I have been using RivaTuner (2.09) to manually control the speed of the cooling fan to keep temps at a minimum. Using this methods keeps my idle temps at about 43C-48C (depending on ambient temps in my apartment) and keeps my load temps at about 63C-73C (again depending on ambient temps and load on GPU's). Well for some stupid reason I decided to try leaving the cards fan control on "Auto Control" to keep the fan noise down because I wasn't using headphones tonight while I gamed. I assumed that the fan would spin up in relationship the temps (spin faster when temps rise, slow down when temps lower). Well I just got done playing Crysis for about an hour and a half and I checked my RivaTuner "Hardware Monitoring" and my GPU temps were both above 100C for almost the whole time, the max temps being 104C and 103C respectively for each core! The next thing I did was check out the clockspeeds to see if they started throttling due to the excessive temps but they didn't, the clockspeeds were stable the whole time. So my question is this guys, did I just do some serious damage to my card because of the high temps or is this normal for a stock air cooled 9800GX2 graphics card? I honestly having used "air-cooled" hardware for many years so I'm not familiar with what the temps should be or how the stock fan works in relation to temps? Thanks for any help or guidance you can give!