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View Poll Results: Do you get overheating issues with your GTX 280 ?
No overheating issues 57 42.22%
Yes - BGF 18 13.33%
Yes - E-VGA 31 22.96%
Yes - MSI 2 1.48%
Yes - ASUS 8 5.93%
Yes - Other (please specify) 19 14.07%
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Old 06-30-08, 09:30 AM   #37
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How come ? care to explain more ?
i'm at work now, so can't post my pictures, but will use this example.

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Old 06-30-08, 10:39 AM   #38
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I see .. so you basically had an overheating problem until you've messed with the fans config. still a shame to have to mess with your case's cooling just to make it adequate for the 280. this isnt suppose to happen in the first place.
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Old 06-30-08, 10:42 AM   #39
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several people have got replacement cards that work perfectly (and run 30 degrees C cooler than their original ones) in the same cases.. myself included..

as far as i can see there is a sizeable minority of cards that are simply broken.. (and a further minority that run hot in poorly ventilated cases)
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Old 06-30-08, 05:32 PM   #40
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i'm at work now, so can't post my pictures, but will use this example.
I got good cooling from just turning the same fan to blow out. It caused air to flow in to the card area and dropped temps. Just something to try .
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Old 06-30-08, 07:34 PM   #41
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this is bad news, and my conclusion is the companys that are Accepting cards in return

are the ones who have more issues

MSI = 0, ASUS = 0/1 just look at those numbers with EVGA, that's scaring

and i was thinking about step up... may have to reconsider that
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Old 06-30-08, 07:37 PM   #42
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this is bad news, and my conclusion is the companys that are Accepting cards in return

are the ones who have more issues

MSI = 0, ASUS = 0/1 just look at those numbers with EVGA, that's scaring

and i was thinking about step up... may have to reconsider that
What matters is percentages of the cards that are having problems. More people buying evga cards will translate into more reported problems, all other things being equal.
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Old 06-30-08, 07:44 PM   #43
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What matters is percentages of the cards that are having problems. More people buying evga cards will translate into more reported problems, all other things being equal.
of course, anyway is too many issues reported, enough to stop me from

steping up to GTX 280
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Old 07-01-08, 12:30 AM   #44
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Hey guys, I bought the EVGA gtx280 superclocked edition, and I'm having major heating problem with it. I have to turn a big floor fan into my open case for it to stay at around 170F, otherwise it goes well over 200F. Do you guys think I received a bad card? or should I just RMA and get a different manufacturer. And any suggestion on a different manufacturer if so? Now that I got the power issues resloved, it runs age of conan well, but I'm wondering if anyone else has had thermal issues or even FPS issues, or anything really. When you've no means of comparison to other cards of it's kind, you really don't know if it's operating at its full potential.

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PS: I know it's a overclocked version, but even when I underclock it, it doesn't really affect my thermal situation. And at it's current clock rate games seem to run fps count optimally at its default clock rate (pre-oc), Wether i underclock it or overclock it, I lose game smoothness either way. (age of conan)

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Old 07-01-08, 05:09 AM   #45
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Hey guys, I bought the EVGA gtx280 superclocked edition, and I'm having major heating problem with it. I have to turn a big floor fan into my open case for it to stay at around 170F, otherwise it goes well over 200F. Do you guys think I received a bad card? or should I just RMA and get a different manufacturer. And any suggestion on a different manufacturer if so? Now that I got the power issues resloved, it runs age of conan well, but I'm wondering if anyone else has had thermal issues or even FPS issues, or anything really. When you've no means of comparison to other cards of it's kind, you really don't know if it's operating at its full potential.

Thanks~!

PS: I know it's a overclocked version, but even when I underclock it, it doesn't really affect my thermal situation. And at it's current clock rate games seem to run fps count optimally at its default clock rate (pre-oc), Wether i underclock it or overclock it, I lose game smoothness either way. (age of conan)
Just RMA it. Sounds like yet another bad one

EDIT: Saying that, 170*F is about 77*C, which is a normal operating temp for the card (but you shouldn't need a huge fan blowing on it). Have you increased the fan speed at all?
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Hey guys, I bought the EVGA gtx280 superclocked edition, and I'm having major heating problem with it. I have to turn a big floor fan into my open case for it to stay at around 170F, otherwise it goes well over 200F. Do you guys think I received a bad card? or should I just RMA and get a different manufacturer. And any suggestion on a different manufacturer if so? Now that I got the power issues resloved, it runs age of conan well, but I'm wondering if anyone else has had thermal issues or even FPS issues, or anything really. When you've no means of comparison to other cards of it's kind, you really don't know if it's operating at its full potential.

Thanks~!

PS: I know it's a overclocked version, but even when I underclock it, it doesn't really affect my thermal situation. And at it's current clock rate games seem to run fps count optimally at its default clock rate (pre-oc), Wether i underclock it or overclock it, I lose game smoothness either way. (age of conan)
If underclocking does no effect then its time to RMA i guess.

man now i'm starting to worry .. i can get a E-VGA 280 today but after reading all this i really cant decide
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Default Re: Do you get overheating issues with your GTX 280 ?

Just got my EVGA 280GTX today. Plugged it in, idles at 40c. According to EVGA Precision, the clocks are way downclocked at idle. Tried Furmark and the temps went to a maximum 80c with an auto controlled fan speed of 60%. Ran that for over an hour no problems. Crysis never took it above 70c. Much quieter than the 9800gx2 its replacing. Overall, great card, and no more stutters in Crysis!!!
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Just RMA it. Sounds like yet another bad one

EDIT: Saying that, 170*F is about 77*C, which is a normal operating temp for the card (but you shouldn't need a huge fan blowing on it). Have you increased the fan speed at all?
Yes, those gameplay temperatures are with the fan manually adjusted to 100%
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