I've owned my Gateway FX6710-01 gaming desktop for a little over a year. I used to be able to play games such as Crysis, STALKER Clear Sky, Far Cry 2, CoD 5 World at War, for as long as I wanted without having to worry about my computer shutting itself down because my graphics card is reaching critical temperatures. Now, I can only play older, DirectX9 games, which don't heat up my graphics card past 110 *C. My CPU temperature is normal, the highest I've seen it (according to CPUID HW manager) is 45 *C. Which is a bit warm, but well below a temperature where the BIOS chip would have to shut it down to prevent it from getting damaged/fried. My GPU has NOT been overclocked, it is running on its stock speeds. It is using it's stock air cooler. Under the terms of warranty, I cannot RMA my GPU, as I did not purchase it individually. I bought my PC as a whole, from an electronics store. I can't run Crysis, STALKER Clear Sky, or anything, for more than 20-30 minutes without my computer shutting itself off. The only game I can play is Battlefield 2. What should I do? If I remove the heatsink, reapply the thermal paste, my warranty is out the drain! Then my stepfather could become violent because then he would have to use money. My guess is that my card is starting to die. Which I expected because of the inexplicable temperatures. I'm surprised that it lasted as long as it did. Do I have to wait for it to burn itself out to have it replaced under warranty? Should I keep a fire extinguisher next to me?