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Old 06-20-08, 09:16 PM   #73
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I also experienced the same issue as Shocky mentioned in this thread.

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...0&postcount=77

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fan continually spins up and down which makes it even more irritating, plus there’s a weird stutter to the game
Since that one incident, my review sample has been working fine.
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Old 06-20-08, 10:44 PM   #74
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Not yet. Have you noticed similar threads in other forums? I'll probably do some checking this weekend.
Just this:

http://www.pcghx.com/aid,647641/Revi...chmark_Review/

Nothing else...
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Old 06-20-08, 11:08 PM   #75
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We would have liked to deliver further results for the GTX 260 but the Nvidia sample was not fully functional when it reached our office. Only very few tests could be made with the card, which reached critical temperature within seconds most of the time and shut down. The card itself didn't heat up actually. Even a remounting of the cooler didn't solve the problem. Therefore think the problem is caused by a defective temperature sensor or because the Die doesn't have contact to the heatspreader.
Sloppy work from the looks of it...
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Old 06-21-08, 12:47 AM   #76
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Plus 150e for the new psu I bought just to make sure the card got enough juice...
I've become quite fond of power supplies lately as I have three really good models on-hand to choose from

It's certainly an expense to consider.
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Old 06-21-08, 12:57 AM   #77
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soo does that mean a definite RMA for the ones who are experiencing this problem ??

i don't see any other solution..
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I've become quite fond of power supplies lately as I have three really good models on-hand to choose from

It's certainly an expense to consider.
Well, I went and ordered another one, an eVGA SC model. So its one of two options for me. Either BFG sends me the card back and I have and go for SLI, or I get a denied RMA and stick with the eVGA I got. Fingers crossed, hoping the eVGA card is ok...

Does SLI work with different clocked models?

Edit: I found out that it does from the SLI Faq...
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soo does that mean a definite RMA for the ones who are experiencing this problem ??

i don't see any other solution..
I would suggest that course of action at this time rather than continuing to ponder if a fix is coming out The problem doesn't appear to be widespread at this point, but more searching on other forums needs to be done. I did run across a couple of similar threads in EVGA's forum when I looked earlier.

I've received faulty hardware before and I know it's a drag having to return it.

We should continue this type of discussion in this thread and have folks report back on how they resolved their problem.
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Well, I went and ordered another one, an eVGA SC model. So its one of two options for me. Either BFG sends me the card back and I have and go for SLI, or I get a denied RMA and stick with the eVGA I got. Fingers crossed, hoping the eVGA card is ok...

Does SLI work with different clocked models?

Edit: I found out that it does from the SLI Faq...
I do it all the time. Mixed-vendor SLI is the technical term

Report back and good luck
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I've become quite fond of power supplies lately as I have three really good models on-hand to choose from

It's certainly an expense to consider.
I think when it comes to the PSU...better not try to cut corners by trying to save a few bucks -.-...not worth putting in a **** psu and have the entire system fried.
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Well, I got a modular 850w one (Superflower/TTGI Amptac), 6 12V rails varying from 20-33A depending, max of 68A combined. Should be plenty for SLI if I decide to do it, because I'd have to change my motherboard. But I don't think I will (SLI), since I expect BFG to refuse my RMA when the card reaches them. I opened it up and applied some AS5 on the core, but it's obvious the card has been opened up... So they can refuse it on the basis that I tried to fix it myself. I'm not getting my hopes up...
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Well, I got a modular 850w one (Superflower/TTGI Amptac), 6 12V rails varying from 20-33A depending, max of 68A combined. Should be plenty for SLI if I decide to do it, because I'd have to change my motherboard. But I don't think I will (SLI), since I expect BFG to refuse my RMA when the card reaches them. I opened it up and applied some AS5 on the core, but it's obvious the card has been opened up... So they can refuse it on the basis that I tried to fix it myself. I'm not getting my hopes up...
Man..that sux...fingers crossed for you
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Well I just got my new BFG GTX 280 and I appear to be experiencing the same problem myself. I installed it and gave it a test run in Oblivion with QTP3 to stress out that 1GB frame buffer only to find that after a few minutes of play my card started stuttering. Initially I wasn't that worried about the temp after reading most review cards held in the high 70s to low 80s C, but was shocked to see load temps in the high 90s. I didn't get a chance to install my new card until this night, so the best I could do was fire off an email to BFG 24Hr Tech Support.

Much like the others with this problem, it is easily reproduced in a few minutes with a Ozone3D FurMark or rthdrbl run pushing the new card into the red zone . In my case it is clearly not ambient temps (mid 30s C) or my PCP&C 750W SLI series PSU since I am only running a single GTX 280 with my Q9650 proc.
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