I just got a GeForce 8600M GS from MacRecycling to replace a burned out Go7600 in my Alienware M5500i-R3. Everything is working great except it is running a bit hot. 66c in 2d and as high as 104c running Portal at the highest settings.
I noticed two physical differences in the cards. ( See photo )
1. The GPU on the 8600 has a clear plastic sheet around it with a cutout for the actual GPU. The clear plastic sheet is hard to see in the photo.
2. The areas where the memory...