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I hate people like you who break hardware through their own fault by not properly researching what they're doing first, and then try and sometimes succeed in RMA-ing that hardware.

You make all the rest of us consumers pay more for things in the future.

And to why it broke, VRMs and other bits of the card aren't designed to take 110 degrees... that's just stupid.
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If there is one thing i learned because of this, is i will never OC a card. It is a plus that the non-reference 5850 wont allow voltage control.

@Cypher. If you wish my RMA bad luck, then i wish your future ones the same path.
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You got too greedy and over-volted too much. As a result, the chip degraded until it no longer wants to work at your settings. Not really much help you can get on this. It's your fault; you damaged it.
    
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I plan to RMA it, the rather unpleasant thing is, i opened it a few days prior to clean off the heatsink from dust and stuff.
I could lie my ass off for the retail store to accept the RMA request.
Did you reapply thermal paste? New thermal paste? If not, there's the reason why your temps are hot. Get some new paste on that core!
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If there is one thing i learned because of this, is i will never OC a card. It is a plus that the non-reference 5850 wont allow voltage control.

@Cypher. If you wish my RMA bad luck, then i wish your future ones the same path.
It's not that you OCed, it's that you over-volted too much. You should have stuck with a minimum over-volt and settled for <900MHz on the Core. There's such a thing as too much; you passed that point. And yes, they CAN handle 1.300V. It's just that you decided it would be a good idea with the reference cooler. You want high over-volts, you need a third party cooler.
    
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LoL, you could rma it this time but next time don't be so damnn foolish overclocking your hardware...
    
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post #27 of 78
Also, you should not run too many GPU utilities at the same time. If too many utilities access the GPU voltage monitoring readings, your VRMs are going to burn up.
post #28 of 78
Why are you all saying he fried his card?

He only went to 1.2v, 950 core, and 92c.

GPUs are safe up to some 100c or something ridiculous like that.
950 isn't even high, most 5850s can hit the 900 range.
1.2v is a moderate vcore.
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Has anyone pointed out that 50Mhz is not gonna help mining bitcoins? LOL You might get 1 FPS boost in a game though
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
Why are you all saying he fried his card?

He only went to 1.2v, 950 core, and 92c.

GPUs are safe up to some 100c or something ridiculous like that.
950 isn't even high, most 5850s can hit the 900 range.
1.2v is a moderate vcore.
Just because some cards can hit certain clocks or be safe at certain voltages doesn't mean they all are.
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