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Old 04-30-09, 05:38 PM   #13
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I was having random lock ups with my 285 in COD4, it was starting to really wind me up. Every time I CTRL/ALT/DELETE it would fire up again no problem. It turned out as stated above the cards fan was only running at 40%, turn it up to 70-80% card/game runs like a dream
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Old 04-30-09, 06:13 PM   #14
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I had my fan to 100% (which is not acceptable in terms of noice) and still it did not make it Hopefully they can fix it or send me a refurbished one
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Old 06-05-09, 01:13 AM   #15
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Well got the card back and this one was idling at 65-68 I opened the card and replaced the termal grease with MX-2 and now it is idling at 49-51
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Old 06-05-09, 01:39 AM   #16
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Got my BFG GTX 260 Maxcore 216 today, made two profiles for the fan in EVGA Precision Tool, overclocked it to the highest clocks that BFG has on their highest overclocked 260 and ran CoD4 for a couple of hours with no problems. I'm getting about the same performance as I had with my 9800GTX SLI setup before this. Can't wait to add a second BFG GTX 260 Maxcore 216 for some SLI goodness once again!
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Old 06-05-09, 01:46 AM   #17
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Mine now seems to be working fine I have 2 profiles and the card is on to 666/1150 so it is ok with me One profile is 55% fan speed and the other I have is 79% fan speed when I game Waiting for crysis and warhamer to arrive to fully test it. I am playing quakelive but that is no stress at all
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Old 06-05-09, 09:44 AM   #18
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Got my BFG GTX 260 Maxcore 216 today, made two profiles for the fan in EVGA Precision Tool, overclocked it to the highest clocks that BFG has on their highest overclocked 260 and ran CoD4 for a couple of hours with no problems. I'm getting about the same performance as I had with my 9800GTX SLI setup before this. Can't wait to add a second BFG GTX 260 Maxcore 216 for some SLI goodness once again!
Oh well,I'm in the same boat right now.I'll grab 2 260's as soon as a deal opportunity arises For now I'll sli with my 8800's
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Old 06-05-09, 10:23 AM   #19
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My buddy has a 260 216 that was giving him problems right after he installed it.

He had no idea what was going wrong, it would get really slow or crash the system.

It turns out he had a round IDE cable curled under the card that was pressing on the intake fan that points down (takes air in and blows out the back). The fan wasn't spinning at all. He figured it out by running GPU-Z and noticed the Fan speed was 0. He shut down, moved the wire and everything is fine now.
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Old 06-05-09, 04:22 PM   #20
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My EVGA cards idles at 41-43*C. GTX260 core 216 superclocked. I have had problems with XFX in the past. Will never use them again.
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My EVGA cards idles at 41-43*C. GTX260 core 216 superclocked. I have had problems with XFX in the past. Will never use them again.
Is it the new 55nm or the old 65 one. I have the 65nm. and I idle a lot higher
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Old 07-10-09, 12:43 AM   #22
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Is it the new 55nm or the old 65 one. I have the 65nm. and I idle a lot higher
for what its worth, with pretty good cooling (2 120mm fans blowing on card, one on top/side fan, one into the intake at the drive bay cage), with 65nm gtx 260 core 216 i idled between 48c and 52-53c depending on the temperature in the room (between 25 and 35c id say). with my 55nm 285 i idle at ~ 41-43c, and with the AC on I've seen it ~ 38c. That's with stock cooling at 52% fan speed. It also seems quieter than the gtx 260. gaming it never breaks 72-73c, (at max fan speed of ~80% after it breaks 74, at 72 it stays between 55 and 70, somewhere around there), even in torture test furmark @ 702/1592/2700. gtx 260 core 216 struggled to stay lower than 74-75 at ~100% fan speed in furmak 1.6.
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I bought an XFX HD4890, which turned out to be defective. Currently 0 for 2 with XFX. Doesn't mean anything more than we're the lucky ones who get the 2% of defective GPUs.
If I had a nickel for every time someone said this about XFX, Donald Trump would be my b&*$&.
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If I had a nickel for every time someone said this about XFX, Donald Trump would be my b&*$&.
Plenty of people have had good experiences with XFX. They lag on customer support, but offer the best warranty, transferrable, etc. So don't bash what you don't know.
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