Re: Do you get overheating issues with your GTX 280 ?
I just went through four, yes four GTX 280. I was so pissed off. The BFG was $419 at the local Frys...it comes with a $30 rebate, so $389 would've been the total cost. I returned the BFGs and bought the EVGA for $499. Talking about another $100 for minuscule improvements.
1st - BFG 105C in ~10 seconds at 100% fan, Crysis.
2nd - BFG 105C in ~10 minutes at 100% fan, Crysis.
3rd - BFG 105C in ~10 seconds at 100% fan, Crysis.
4th - EVGA 83C-85C max at 100% fan, auto yields similar results. Crysis.
I'm still testing the 4th card, furmark is pushing this same card to 100C in about ~10 minutes. I closed the application before anything happened. I might keep this card??? Sigh...atleast this one allows casual game play.
*update* The card definitely went up to 104C in about ~15 minutes in furmark. I also got the time estimate from furmark.
E8500 @ 4.3GHZ (Water cooled)
eVGA 680i Sli
4GB 800mhz ram @ 4-4-4-12
PNY 8800GTX @ stock
Creative X-Fi ExtremeMusic
2x 74gb raptor in Raid
1x 500gb, 1x 320gb, 1x 120gb, 1x160
Silverstone Zues 650W (Motherboard and GFX)
Generic 400W power supply (fans and lighting and harddrives)