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Old 06-21-08, 02:00 PM   #97
A little rough at first
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Join Date: Oct 2004
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Default Re: Overheating and similar issues with GeForce GTX 280

I think my problem is similar, maybe not. My temps never get up to the 100C range, but the results are similar. I'll be playing along just fine then I get a black screen and after a few more moments, my PC just shuts off.

I can't seem to run Crysis for more than 5 minutes. Last time was less than 1 minute. I get a black screen at factory clocks (670/2430) and reference clocks (602/2214).

Age of Conan dies in 5 minutes or less at stock clocks, but seems to run ok (played about 15-20 minutes) at reference clocks.

I called Evga support and spoke with a gentleman named Don. He advised me to take the card to a local shop and have them test the card or try the card in another PC. He cited possible problems with my PC as follows:
A. My PSU might be malfunctioning.
B. There may be conflicts with another component, mainly my motherboard.
C. There may be a driver confict of some sort.

The only thing has changed on my PC in the last year is that I replaced my IDE DVD burner with a SATA model and I've added one hard drive. However, everything was working perfectly with my 8800GTX. I'm actually going to go to TigerDirect tonight and buy a new Motherboard since I don't like mine that much anyway. If the card doesn't perform perfectly when I get a new Motherboard......then I'll let Don talk to my wife. She's pregnant, and it's real hot here in the South.

Should I just bypass the Evga support and RMA the card? I paid for the overnight EAR program when I registered the card.
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