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Kaguya
08-14-08, 07:28 PM
Just FYI - I was reading the EVGA forums today and I noticed a guy state that there was a vinyl sticker on the fan of his GTX 280. I knew ahead of time that my card had vinyl stickers, and took off the two large ones on the outside of the heatsink assembly/cover, but didn't notice the ones on the fans.

Basically it's a circular sticker right in the middle of the fan. Mine were both on solidly, and it shouldn't effect temps at all, but one guy in the EVGA post said that his sticker was almost all the way off, and that it could have been pretty bad if it had been sucked into the card - so I decided to go digging in my case and pull them off.

Thought I'd pass it on.

XP_GUN
08-14-08, 08:19 PM
Dident they have the same problem with the 6800Ultra?

AGibbon
08-14-08, 09:01 PM
My BFG 8800 lost its sticker and wound up under the fan blades. Was a pain to dig out. Didn't lock the fan up, but it did click like crazy when it happened. Almost like a playing card in bike spokes.

ViN86
08-14-08, 11:45 PM
Dident they have the same problem with the 6800Ultra?

lol yea. had to pull it off my eVGA 6800GT too :lol:

LT.Schaffer
08-15-08, 12:08 AM
thanks for the heads up,i just took off the one on the fan itself[now all three are off]:)

Viral
08-15-08, 12:55 AM
stickers ftl

DarkOneX
08-16-08, 07:46 PM
Yes thanks for that, I had left mine on too, just took it off!

SLippe
08-17-08, 11:46 AM
Does this "sticker problem" pertain only to eVGA cards?

Kaguya
08-17-08, 09:12 PM
Does this "sticker problem" pertain only to eVGA cards?

There's a guy in this post that said his BFG 8800GT had one of these stickers, but other than that I can't be sure. If you don't own an eVGA card, open your case and have a look :) I would guess that any card that has additional graphics applied to the centre of the fan has a high chance of having one of these stickers.

Dazz
08-25-08, 03:52 AM
I have not checked my fan but i had removed the one on the front, back and top so if there is one on the fan that would make it 4.

Dreamingawake
08-25-08, 08:57 AM
the sticker on my 280 is beginning to come off.. i can see it through my case (antec 900)
im afraid if it get's too warm in there it will come right off, i'd take it off myself however
there's another little sticker on top of the sticker which says "Warranty void if Removed"..

:thumbdwn:

DarkOneX
08-25-08, 06:15 PM
the sticker on my 280 is beginning to come off.. i can see it through my case (antec 900)
im afraid if it get's too warm in there it will come right off, i'd take it off myself however
there's another little sticker on top of the sticker which says "Warranty void if Removed"..

:thumbdwn:

pwnt

Dreamingawake
08-25-08, 08:57 PM
lol yup.

i don't know what to do.

i'll probably just take it off since i'm pretty sure my 280 is fine and will continue to be.

Dazz
08-30-08, 06:49 AM
I could be bothered to take my card out of the case so removed it from the fan ended up being the EVGA sticker oh well decided to stick it on my case instead at least i would not have to worry about it coming off now. So far only found them on the top front and back 3 protective coverings in total.

jAkUp
08-30-08, 11:55 AM
Are you talking about the actual sticker, or the protective layer on top of the sticker? The protective layer should certainly be removed before installation.

Dazz
09-03-08, 07:48 AM
Well what i thought may of been a protective layer on the fan was infact the EVGA sticker well removed anyway less worry about it peeling off and getting cought in the fan. But was quite surprised as some people have protective layers on diffrent parts of thair cards.