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Old 08-12-08, 10:47 PM   #241
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aparently the overheating issue is due to poor contact with the thermal paste... 87*C is still about 20*C lower than what mine was running at
Unfortunately, it's not from poor contact. I only wish it was that easy. I replaced the TIM on my card, temps dropped 2-3C, it still overheated within a minute and shut down. The problem were several faulty chips that were missed by QA. I had to RMA, the card I got back works...
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Old 08-13-08, 08:32 PM   #242
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well i just got my new replacement card... they didnt get any OC editions but OC2 instead... so i paid an extra $34 after tax for it ($450 without taxes) and this one has a $30 MIR as well... well so far so good (knock on wood).... the highest ive seen it go so far is 87*C... this one is actually overclocked unlike the previous broken OC editon i had... it runs at 650/1404/2326... i can also tell by the noise the fan makes that it doesnt run at maximum speed... the card before would instantly go to 100% and it was still overheating not to mention it wasnt overclocked... i wont be around to do some more thorough testing until Aug 23
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Old 08-13-08, 10:39 PM   #243
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well i just got my new replacement card... they didnt get any OC editions but OC2 instead... so i paid an extra $34 after tax for it ($450 without taxes) and this one has a $30 MIR as well... well so far so good (knock on wood).... the highest ive seen it go so far is 87*C... this one is actually overclocked unlike the previous broken OC editon i had... it runs at 650/1404/2326... i can also tell by the noise the fan makes that it doesnt run at maximum speed... the card before would instantly go to 100% and it was still overheating not to mention it wasnt overclocked... i wont be around to do some more thorough testing until Aug 23
Looks like you got yourself a good card. Enjoy.
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Old 08-13-08, 10:41 PM   #244
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Looks like you got yourself a good card. Enjoy.
thanks... ill post some benchies when i get back
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Old 08-24-08, 06:47 PM   #245
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I've got some issue with temps with my ASUS ENGTX280 too. I would like to share my experience with you.

I made some tests with weird results, I did notice SmartDoctor sometimes just stops the fan (and the card raises to 70C+ when idle) so I did install eVGA precision following some friend recommendation.

Anyway, after testing the fan really works and the program is able to change the speed (it's really noisy when running at 100%), I tested different scenarios on "auto" fan setting. Joint Task Force - 56C, iRacing - 65C, GRiD - 65C, and Crysis near 90C. Then I loaded the gas station level on Crysis, I parked a lot of cars and trucks and made everything blow... the card dropped to 12 FPS and temp raised to over 100C.

Then I fired furmark, the card was about 44C when idle, but in about 2-3 mins reached 105C (gradually), but it was switching from 105 to 103 constantly. I felt brave and I slowed the fan from 100 to 90 with no change (103-105 still), and then I dropped to 70%, and no change in temp at all... I opened the case, set the fan to 100% and even that way temperature still was 103-105 (jumping from one valor to another). I also added a 50cm fan to the side of the case and no change at all.

I don't know why but the graphic card seems to reach 105C in some scenarios and there is no way to cool it down, may be it is a sensor or calibration problem, but it is weird.

I suppose I will have to RMA the card. If anyone has any good theory about this behaviour (and how to fix it) I'd love to hear it.

My system is: P5W DH Deluxe, E6600, 4Gb. The PSU is just 550W but it allows up to 48A (30 normal, 48 peak), and I tested the system with just 1 HD attached just in case. I did not see any Blank Screen (for now), and 3DMark06 gives 12400 points (I think not much, but It seems to be normal).
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Old 08-25-08, 12:07 PM   #246
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I've got some issue with temps with my ASUS ENGTX280 too. I would like to share my experience with you.

I made some tests with weird results, I did notice SmartDoctor sometimes just stops the fan (and the card raises to 70C+ when idle) so I did install eVGA precision following some friend recommendation.

Anyway, after testing the fan really works and the program is able to change the speed (it's really noisy when running at 100%), I tested different scenarios on "auto" fan setting. Joint Task Force - 56C, iRacing - 65C, GRiD - 65C, and Crysis near 90C. Then I loaded the gas station level on Crysis, I parked a lot of cars and trucks and made everything blow... the card dropped to 12 FPS and temp raised to over 100C.

Then I fired furmark, the card was about 44C when idle, but in about 2-3 mins reached 105C (gradually), but it was switching from 105 to 103 constantly. I felt brave and I slowed the fan from 100 to 90 with no change (103-105 still), and then I dropped to 70%, and no change in temp at all... I opened the case, set the fan to 100% and even that way temperature still was 103-105 (jumping from one valor to another). I also added a 50cm fan to the side of the case and no change at all.

I don't know why but the graphic card seems to reach 105C in some scenarios and there is no way to cool it down, may be it is a sensor or calibration problem, but it is weird.

I suppose I will have to RMA the card. If anyone has any good theory about this behaviour (and how to fix it) I'd love to hear it.

My system is: P5W DH Deluxe, E6600, 4Gb. The PSU is just 550W but it allows up to 48A (30 normal, 48 peak), and I tested the system with just 1 HD attached just in case. I did not see any Blank Screen (for now), and 3DMark06 gives 12400 points (I think not much, but It seems to be normal).
Same strange behaviour with my POV 280GTX
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Old 08-27-08, 02:42 PM   #247
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Now it looks like there are similar problems with the competition as well. In fact, the latest Catalyst revision seems to decrease performance on purpose to mitigate (or cover up) heat issues: http://en.expreview.com/2008/08/26/a...ower/#more-700.

This may not be entirely relevant, but since some have been considering switching to the latest Radeon (in fact, I thought about it, too, although my GTX has been working fine, so far), this is just to let you know that both sides seem to be affected.

I'm beginning to think that both companies have pushed this generation of chips too far. I wonder what number of both GTXs and 4870s are actually affected.
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Now it looks like there are similar problems with the competition as well. In fact, the latest Catalyst revision seems to decrease performance on purpose to mitigate (or cover up) heat issues: http://en.expreview.com/2008/08/26/a...ower/#more-700.

This may not be entirely relevant, but since some have been considering switching to the latest Radeon (in fact, I thought about it, too, although my GTX has been working fine, so far), this is just to let you know that both sides seem to be affected.

I'm beginning to think that both companies have pushed this generation of chips too far. I wonder what number of both GTXs and 4870s are actually affected.
This is highly relevant and important to a discussion about GTX 280's. Crawl back under your rock, thanks.
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Old 08-27-08, 02:58 PM   #249
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This is highly relevant and important to a discussion about GTX 280's. Crawl back under your rock, thanks.
Oh, FFS... I responded to you in the other thread, why the hostility?

I've been stuck with some nVidia-specific issues for so long that I really want to give the 4870 a try. So I'm reading up on it and I've just shared a piece of information that I stumbled upon. With the overheating GTXs, there are many people who consider doing the same, and this may be relevant to them.

I actually hope it is just a rumor, but if it's not, then it would really suck to dump a 280 just to run into similar issues, wouldn't it?
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This is highly relevant and important to a discussion about GTX 280's. Crawl back under your rock, thanks.
I find the news intresting ^^

Atleast its know now its just not nvidia's cards that suffer from the same overheating when runing Furmark tests, Sneeky of ATl to do that though.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...55nm-parts-bad

Can someone tell us if this is relevent? Are any of these parts the GTX 280 chip?
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...55nm-parts-bad

Can someone tell us if this is relevent? Are any of these parts the GTX 280 chip?
The prob is you will never know unless you have some big over heating probs with games and not just Furmark,
I just wish thy was some program to test out your cards cores and see if theres any folts, From reading alot of stuff, seems the folty cards just run away with heating up and even card fan carnt cope with cooling card at 100% fan speed.
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