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Old 06-22-08, 11:53 AM   #121
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I am not surprised by this at all. All the single slot coolers for the G92 cards ran very hot as well. I had to put on an aftermarket and even added a 120 fan blowing directly on it from the side of the case it was just too hot.

Oh and have you guys pulled the hs to see if it was sloppily pasted like a lot of the 8800gt's were. Mine had enough paste for at least three cards on it.
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Old 06-22-08, 12:15 PM   #122
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I did. But now that I've sent it back I'm afraid that BFG might refuse my RMA...
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Old 06-22-08, 06:09 PM   #123
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I am not surprised by this at all. All the single slot coolers for the G92 cards ran very hot as well. I had to put on an aftermarket and even added a 120 fan blowing directly on it from the side of the case it was just too hot.

Oh and have you guys pulled the hs to see if it was sloppily pasted like a lot of the 8800gt's were. Mine had enough paste for at least three cards on it.
Practically all GPUs are smoothered in paste. And every time I've removed it and reapplied the paste it's made very little change, 2 or 3 degrees. Usually the only time there is a big change is if the heatsink itself wasn't mounted properly.

I went ahead and replaced the thermal paste on the GTX 280 and I've reseated the heatsink at least four times as I've re-inspected it to make sure the paste is showing sign of full contact with the heatsink.

I'm pretty positive that the heatsink and ambient conditions aren't an issue, at least in my situation.

And there clearly is a big difference between the temps a few of us are getting and the temps others and reviewers were reporting. It does seem plausible that most people are getting 85 to 90C max load temps. While some of us seem to have cards going over 100C.

Maybe there are production problems with the G200 and some of us have gotten some really bad chips. Maybe something else, no clue. All I know is I'm disappointed with Nvidia again (I went through this crap with the 7900GT a few years back too). I'll be getting a full refund for my card. And I'll probably wait for the 4870X2 now.
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Are you running a specific application that overrides HW/driver level fan control? On my card, the fan revs up quite quickly under heavy load, but then it takes forever to spin down.
I've been using nTune to manually fix it where I want. I keep it @ 40% for idle and adjust it where I want it when I game. Some games require a higher speed than others.
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Old 06-22-08, 10:42 PM   #125
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I am not trying to be a smartass but has anyone tried leaving there case door off to see what the temps are? I have a 120mm fan at the bottom of my case blowing out because there is alot of heat buildup in the bottom under the card. I don't own a 280 but it helped huge with my 8800GTX. Just a thought.
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Old 06-22-08, 11:02 PM   #126
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The overheating problem can be repeated in under 1 minute running Ozone3d FurMark from a cold boot, so ambient temps are not an issue. Normal GTX chips seem to hold in the low 70s C to mid 80s C, while the anomalous chips rapidly rise to 100+C and either throttle or shutdown. Several members have also tried to reseat the heatsink using a fresh application of AS5, but has no positive effect. Given that the overheat is so repeatable at low ambient temps, it is clearly another problem. Earlier in this thread MikeC said he also noticed something similiar with his nVidia reference card, but had no problems with his eVGA review card so it seems like a few bad chips slipped through quality control.
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Old 06-22-08, 11:07 PM   #127
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I am not trying to be a smartass but has anyone tried leaving there case door off to see what the temps are? I have a 120mm fan at the bottom of my case blowing out because there is alot of heat buildup in the bottom under the card. I don't own a 280 but it helped huge with my 8800GTX. Just a thought.
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Yeah.


Gosh, if thats what it takes to play PC games...oh boy!
I'm seriously holding off on the 280GTX bandwagon until a better solution comes along.
My 8800GTX with the Thermalright HR03 Plus is dead silent. We need a similar solution for the 280GTX.

Pretty cool how you have those fans mounted though. I like those "arms" holding them on.
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Yeah, the noise was another big problem. I could tolerate it at 80%, but 100% sounds like a hair dryer. I figure a working GTX 280 that stays under 84C (which is about 80% fan speed) would be acceptable until Thermalright or Zalman or someone came up with an after market heatsink. Because I've also become a little spoiled by my utterly silent 8800Ultra with the HR03 Plus. Even without a fan it cools better than the stock heatsink did.

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Old 06-23-08, 09:55 AM   #131
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malachite has summed it up exactly - I am really happy with my replacement card - the original would reach 105c in 90 secs no matter how many fans I had blowing on the card!

if you have a card with this fault you will know about it for sure!
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Use evga OC to set fan to 100% all the time.
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