Ok..... for some odd reason my video card recently has been overheating like crazy. it seems to idle slightly hotter, and even if i'm playing WoW with all the settings on high (which doesn't make it look like THAT great of a game) it still overheats and restarts my computer entirely. just started probably a week or two ago. it's getting ridiculous. last night i opened my case up even though it was a royal pain to move..... and cleaned off some of the paint and dust particles that were clogging the fan grill on it, and it seemed to do the trick, but it just did it again a minute ago. the temp dropped to what it usually idled at before, but it still overheats. it idle's around 54-58 i think...... usually after it restarts and i check the temp, it's around 69. would it be possible that there may still be some paint particles or something maybe under the HSF between the flat bottom of it and the actual board for the card that are close enough to the GPU that they hold a bit of heat from it? any kinds of pointers? P.S. no, it's not wet paint like i spray painted my case with everything in it yet. it's just from when we remodled our living room. brother spraypainted the room, but didn't have the greatest seal around my computer room door, and that got in a few places. also might check my CPU fan for paint particles or somethin...... when i get around to it. that could also be the problem.