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ScBlacksunshine
06-25-08, 12:17 PM
I've been reading the forums for a while now and noticed more then handful of people are experiencing heat issue with GTX 280. I just got my card yesterday, it's a EVGA OC, I was so excited, until I ran Furmark. Even though the fan was at 100%, temp rose to 105c with major artifacts on the graphics. Then I tried Mass effect, Grid, Crysis, Assasin's Creed, load temp was a little better at 85-90 but I get some artifacts and tears during gameplay. Is there something wrong with my card, the graphics tears are very noticeable....it doesn't seem like a common problem on this forum. Any suggestion, should I request to RMA this back to EVGA? My case has very cool cooling, with 4 fans on the side panel and 2 fans to the back so I don't think ambient temp is the issue.

particleman
06-25-08, 12:26 PM
It IS a very common problem on this forum. There is a thread stickied with people experiencing the same issues as you. http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=114925

My first BFG 280 GTX OC had the same issue, I exchanged it and my 2nd card which was an EVGA was fine. Your card is bad I would RMA it or exchange it if you can. Although Furmark heats it up quicker than most other games and apps. Other games and stuff will crash, and since you are getting artifacts I would do definitely RMA or exchange it. Under no circumstances regardless of the benchmark/game being run should a card overheat to the threshold temperature and throttle.

Lfctony
06-25-08, 12:32 PM
It's a dud, if it goes to 105c and artifacts as well, you'll have to return it.

Another eVGA card. From what I've seen so far, only eVGA and BFG card users have reported these issues... Anyone with a brand other than these that has the same problem?

duffy_chucky
06-25-08, 12:39 PM
major failed from nvidia . a 600 buck card series defected .

/ati fanboy

rickshobbies
06-25-08, 12:41 PM
My sample runs between 80 to 85 in Crysis and AoC but in Furmark, it hits 104 to 105. However, there are no visible problems with it.

Also, my case is well cooled and I'm not overclocking.

Assuming no problems, is it expected for it to hit 105 in Furmark?

ScBlacksunshine
06-25-08, 12:53 PM
yeah I emailed EVGA and they gave me the standard repsonse of cranking up the fan ad see if the issue persist. Told them already tried that and still same thing, will have to wait to hear back. I do agree, $600 and it overheats like a nervous teen on prom night :( The artifact is pretty bad too, I think my Assassin's creed crashed twice because of that....

PeterJensen
06-25-08, 12:59 PM
Do what i did....sell it and get whats in my SIG :)

pingu2
06-25-08, 01:01 PM
I would RMA it - Furmark is a perfectly reasonable application and if the card can't handle it without overheating then it is deffective..

Lfctony
06-25-08, 01:10 PM
Do what i did....sell it and get whats in my SIG :)

If I receive another dud, I just might...

ScBlacksunshine
06-25-08, 01:47 PM
Do what i did....sell it and get whats in my SIG :)

Yeah or I might just go back to 9800 GTX or wait for the HD4870 x2...either way I don't want to sell it to someone else knowing there might be a potential problem.

Lfctony
06-25-08, 01:54 PM
Well, if it reaches 105c during Furmark it's no longer potentially a problem, there is a problem... It should max out at around 85-90c. Anything above that indicates a faulty chip (overheating bug or whatever causes it, bad shim contact, faulty sensor, whatever...).

SH64
06-25-08, 01:59 PM
Does it get any better if you get back to stock clocks ?

G-Man
06-25-08, 02:01 PM
wow, whats up with all these gtx 280 having heat problems ;/

ScBlacksunshine
06-25-08, 02:30 PM
Does it get any better if you get back to stock clocks ?

Nope, trried stock OC setting at 621mhz, same thing, then tried stock reference speed/shader speed/memory speed same thing, then underclock the thing and still same thing. Artificats and tearing during gameplay and Furmark after 2 mins with major memory dots artifacts. I was so excited when I got this card...now I question if my money was well spend or not....EVGA has yet to repsonse back, I'll give them 24hrs though, send out the email this morning.

Maverickman
06-25-08, 02:43 PM
I ran the Furmark benchmark, and my temp. did not get over 69 degrees. It gets higher during Crysis though, up to about 75 degrees. I've never seen a temp. up to 105 degrees!

ScBlacksunshine
06-25-08, 02:48 PM
Just got a repsonse from EVGA now asking me if my ambient temp is over 30c...wtf? My ambient temp is pretty low, my OC Q9450 is loading at 44c so I think I am ok....I've asked about a RMA, we'll see what they come back with...

Vanzagar
06-25-08, 04:15 PM
Man if it's getting that hot right out of the box I wnder how bad it will get when it has a year or two of dust covering it... or are we suppose to pull it out and clean it once a month??

MikeC
06-25-08, 04:31 PM
Just downloaded and ran FurMark using the extreme setting (start-Xtreme-Burning.bat) on the EVGA GeForce GTX 280 GTW Edition. GPU temp of 86C is being reported.

http://www.nvnews.net/images/news/200806/furmark.gif

http://downloads.guru3d.com/FurMark-v1.4.0-download-1965.html

Feyy
06-25-08, 04:34 PM
Do what i did....sell it and get whats in my SIG :)

Very nice (lee)

Im also glad to see people using Fur more often now :), it is the best for extreme heat/stability testing since i first mentioned it here.

Fornowagain
06-26-08, 08:47 AM
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3766/tempsjw0.th.jpg (http://img204.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tempsjw0.jpg)

darkrider01
06-26-08, 09:00 AM
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3766/tempsjw0.th.jpg (http://img204.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tempsjw0.jpg)

Wow - that image is scary. I would freak out if I saw my card temps that high. Does it artifact?

Uberpwnage
06-26-08, 09:00 AM
I'm almost considering not running furmark. If it's fine in everything else, why bother? High temps like that for a few minutes could cause other problems. Just to be clear, people that are getting 100*C+ in furmark, did this happen in games too? Did furmark create the problem?

hell_of_doom227
06-26-08, 09:35 AM
Any shader intensive game causes over heating here. Futuremark, Crysis...

Fornowagain
06-26-08, 09:52 AM
I'm almost considering not running furmark. If it's fine in everything else, why bother? High temps like that for a few minutes could cause other problems. Just to be clear, people that are getting 100*C+ in furmark, did this happen in games too? Did furmark create the problem?

Over 90C in Crysis, too hot to touch and it artifacts after awhile.

pingu2
06-26-08, 10:03 AM
i first noticed the problem in Vantage, then in games and finally ran furmark where it was most easilly/quickly reproduced as I tried to investigate/fix it..