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Old 07-01-08, 05:18 AM   #169
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I've not kept up with this thread, but has anyone found a reason for the overheating problem? What's the cause?
the cause is the GTX 280 runs hot!
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Old 07-01-08, 06:06 AM   #170
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Working cards don't overheat under any scenario...

of course they can, poor airflow and it will overheat in minute. doesn't mean it is defective.
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Old 07-01-08, 07:50 AM   #171
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Just got my two RMA 280 GTXS from EVGA. I can confirm that there is definitely a problem with some 280 GTXes. One card works just fine now. Even in the hotter top slot, it never went above 100 in Furmark. When it's in the bottom slot, it only goes to about 85. The other card is just like the other cards that I rma'ed. It overheats regardless of whether it's on the top or bottom.
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Old 07-01-08, 01:38 PM   #172
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Well, Trying to get information out of BFG on the cover story behind these issues is harder than trying to...well...get the card to work in the first place.

I am just in the process of packaging my 280 back up for pickup tomorrow, where it will be whisked away on a luxury cruise for one all the way back to OCUK, where it will be replaced....hopefully for the better.

So I'll let you know in a few days whether mines fixed
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Old 07-01-08, 03:22 PM   #173
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Finally I managed to start my PC without black screen by not using the power adapters delivered with the card. I was able to play Crysis for hours without problems at a resolution of 1920x1200 with everything on very high. Like other users here I experienced, that the the speed of the cooler does not switch back automatically to normal after executing a GPU intensive tasks (Crysis for instance), althought it's save to run the cooler on maybe 30 % sometimes later (setting the cooler speed manually was the only way to get rid of that annoying noise without rebooting).
Repositioning my cooler, so that the air stream is directed onto my geforce 280 gtx seems to help cooling it down.

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Old 07-02-08, 01:28 AM   #174
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Just received my eVGA GTX 280 SSC as a replacement for my overheating BFG GTX 280 OC and thankfully this one doesn't have the same problem . Not sure how many of the original batch have this problem, but my feeling is that it is more prevalent than the rare event that both eVGA and BFG are claiming. I just though I would chime in and add that my case airflow didn't magically get better and fix my problem, but as I and others have reinforced it is simply a bad batch. Amazing to see how often the airflow example is sited by others without the problem. Good luck to all on your RMAs,

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Old 07-02-08, 05:45 AM   #175
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Just received my eVGA GTX 280 SSC as a replacement for my overheating BFG GTX 280 OC and thankfully this one doesn't have the same problem . Not sure how many of the original batch have this problem, but my feeling is that it is more prevalent than the rare event that both eVGA and BFG are claiming. I just though I would chime in and add that my case airflow didn't magically get better and fix my problem, but as I and others have reinforced it is simply a bad batch. Amazing to see how often the airflow example is sited by others without the problem. Good luck to all on your RMAs,

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I just got a mail from EVGA that the Card is indeed ****ed up and a new one is on the way to me woohoo
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Old 07-02-08, 07:28 AM   #176
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Whatttt, eVGA sent you a new one before you sent your old one back?
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Old 07-02-08, 07:30 AM   #177
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Whatttt, eVGA sent you a new one before you sent your old one back?
No i send it in and i got a email that they checked it and it is faulty and now they send me a new one back that means i buyed it on june 16 and until end of the week i had nothing more then trubble with this card !
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Old 07-02-08, 03:27 PM   #178
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Does anyone know a tool, which sets the cooler speed depending on the temperatures of the graphic card? (ambient temperature, gpu temperature, ...) After playing a game, the noise of the cooler remains on an insane level, althought the temperature of the gpu decreases quickly, and it's annoying to always set the cooler speed manually.
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Old 07-02-08, 03:46 PM   #179
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Does anyone know a tool, which sets the cooler speed depending on the temperatures of the graphic card? (ambient temperature, gpu temperature, ...) After playing a game, the noise of the cooler remains on an insane level, althought the temperature of the gpu decreases quickly, and it's annoying to always set the cooler speed manually.
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check guru3d forums for guide on how to set the Fan speed depending on the GPU temps.. Works like a charm
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Old 07-02-08, 06:14 PM   #180
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check guru3d forums for guide on how to set the Fan speed depending on the GPU temps.. Works like a charm
Thank you , and you are right, it works great
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