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Old 07-21-08, 06:41 AM   #3
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Default Re: A few questions for recent GTX 280 owners

Originally Posted by Ninja Prime View Post
I was going to wait out the R700 but my trigger finger is getting itchy and I might get a GTX 280 instead. I have a few questions/concerns though:

1: Is the overheating problem that seems to be effecting like 50% of them fixed yet on recent cards?
A lot of reported problems where just problemw with airflow, I had overheating problems before re-located one fan and temps dropped from 105c to 75c Max. There are some card that are really defective, just make sure you get one from a company with good warranty or store with good return policy.

2: Is the driver issue with not being able to display above 60hz on Vista fixed now?
Sorry have LCD, couldn't test.
3: Does anyone have a Corsair HX620 power supply and is running a GTX 280? If so, how does it work? From what I can tell, it can be done, but it requires a bunch of half-assery and converter connectors and I'm not sure I want to go that route.
technically it should, corsair PSU and some Cooler Master PSU are made by same comapny, some Cooler Master/Corsair PSU cause power spikes when they run close to max, causing hardware to fail. Just something to keep in mind.
4: Drivers in general, any crashes/instability?
everything ran like a dream when i had GTX 280, still might buy GTX 280.

5: Any specific board makers having lots of problems? I have a BFG 8800GTX OC right now, was thinking about going with them again as they seem respectable, thinking about getting the BFG GTX 280 OCX version, anyone have this?
just buy one from EVGA, BFG or other big brand that has lifetime warranty
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