Originally Posted by -n7-
I just got my replacement GTX 280 from BFG.
It's defective as well...hits 105C easily in maybe a minute.
This is an absolute joke on the part of nVidia & manufacturers.
I doubt there’s anything actually wrong with the cards, it's most likely a compatibly issue your motherboard/drivers or even the PSU as the chance of getting two in a row that are faulty is too minuscule to even consider to be honest.