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Old 06-21-08, 03:16 AM   #85
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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.
Yes getting a new Card and send the Card for RMA 1 hour later realy is a Pain in the Ass. I hope my new Card will be a good one =( i was lucky with the 8800 GTX fauly transistor too lol damn..
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Old 06-21-08, 06:27 AM   #86
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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...
done the same - drove 120 miles just now to get a replacement cos im so impatient.. got a leadtek one (70 quid cheaper!) and its running right now, running furmark as I type and the temp is stable at 86c.. thank god

the BFG I will RMA on monday (got an RMA number already) and then hope to run SLI when it comes back

I also applied AS5 to mine, but I expect them to RMA it as my fiddling isnt what broke it.. there will be a lot of shouting if they won't!
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Old 06-21-08, 09:13 AM   #87
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Woah just tried ozone furmark it jumps my temperature to 105 degrees and starts stuttering in under a minute, this is with my case wide open, 2 fans blowing on it and a slot fan on the backside of the card.

This thing is definitely going back.
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Old 06-21-08, 09:16 AM   #88
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Told you, Furmark FTW. Or FTL in this case...
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Old 06-21-08, 09:24 AM   #89
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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 don't think so, I had the issue briefly when I started using the card but since then it's been fine., obviiously if your reaching 105C all the time while in games then defininitely RMA the card, i'm barely loading at 80C right now in crysis and as long as it stays like this i'm happy.
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Old 06-21-08, 10:19 AM   #90
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Mine goes to about 87 when playing Crysis. With FurMark, I watched the temperature increase to 102, and then I stopped FurMark.

There is clearly an overheating problem with this card - it shouldn't overheat with Furmark when the fan is running 100% (as it was in my case).
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Old 06-21-08, 10:56 AM   #91
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Mine goes to about 87 when playing Crysis. With FurMark, I watched the temperature increase to 102, and then I stopped FurMark.

There is clearly an overheating problem with this card - it shouldn't overheat with Furmark when the fan is running 100% (as it was in my case).
Mine rose to 115C eventually and then it went poof!
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Old 06-21-08, 11:19 AM   #92
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well i have been playing Age of Conan for a couple of hours with my card clocked to evga ssc levels and it has reached a max of 71c with all my case fans back in quiet mode.. it's simply night and die from my first card that I am RMA'ing..
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Old 06-21-08, 11:26 AM   #93
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I use evga oc software to keep fan 100%. Max i have seen on mine 8800GTX cards is 80C.
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Old 06-21-08, 12:25 PM   #94
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wow.

this sucks!!

-if it's happening on both BFG and EVGA cards thenn that means there must
be an issue with the chip itself??

mine initially shot up to 100, like mike c's.. and now seems to be running
within acceptable levels. 75 max load on crysis.. idle anywhere 45-55..

im just praying it doesn't conk out on me..
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Old 06-21-08, 01:55 PM   #95
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Well I took my BFG 280 GTX back to the store and exchanged it for a EVGA 280 GTX and I am happy to report that my temperature problems are gone. I am typing this with Furmark runnining in the back ground and my temperature never going above 85 degreess and leveling off after several minutes.

There must be a heatsink contact issue or something with some of the cards.
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Old 06-21-08, 02:00 PM   #96
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It must be a chip problem, many manufacturers have it...

Edit: Chip meaning the GPU itself, either a faulty sensor or something not making proper contact...
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