Originally Posted by EarthDog
So you are saying the way 99%ti of people have their case this card wont work well?
He has a Raven case which holds the card vertically, with the outputs on the top of the case. Typically, this is superior to having the card horizontal as heat naturally rises. In his case though most of the heatsink is actually below the GPU with the heat pipes aiming straight down. This could make the heatsink not perform efficiently. If he lies his case on it's back it will orientate the card as it was designed to be operated. I'm not saying this is definitely the problem. It's worth trying to find out though.