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post #11 of 46
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ill have to check a new psu and about the high idle temp(brand new cards),dont know what to say.Its unbelivable.Almost $650 on both cards and that temp,makes me wanting to go to xfx and slap them(even thou it has lifetime warranty).
post #12 of 46
If the cards are not spaced, it easily causes overheating.

Run furmark in fullscreen for about 5-10 seconds. Shut it down and check your temps.

This problem could either be caused by overheating or a sh**ty power supply.
    
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73 isn't really that hot. Mine runs about 86 mining, and is just fine. Sounds to me like a power supply problem.

reading comprehension is fail tonight
Edited by reflex99 - 6/9/11 at 1:29pm
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That PSU is junk and the cards having no spacing is causing your heat issues. Time for new case and PSU

Take the powersupply back and ask for a refund, it can't power your graphics cards so it's unfit for its purpose. Not sure about laws in the states but if anything here doesn't do as described or is drastically different to what's on the box, you can take it back and ask for a refund, and the retailer HAS to comply. Otherwise you ring up the ACCC and complain, retailer will get a fine or some other discouragement for not honouring the laws. I guess you'd be going to the BBB.
post #15 of 46
It's the PSU but you also need better air flow on a side note..lots of easy and cheap ways to do that with fans blowing in between the cards or go all out and grab a new case + more fans or water cool..anyways, it's your PSU
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73 isn't really that hot. Mine runs about 86 mining, and is just fine. Sounds to me like a power supply problem.
Yeah but 73 idle is quite high.


Mine runs at 41 idle and jumps to 80 gaming with a custom profile.

If his idle temp is 73, I'd hate to see what his load temps would be.
    
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Ah, reading comprehension level is very low after a day of long tests....


Sorry bout that.
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post #18 of 46
I know I will get flamed for saying this, but I've had nothing but problems from XFX. I've bought brand new motherboards and video cards from them and half the time they were defective and every time they tried to weasel out of the warranty and were incredibly rude through their ticket system.
    
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post #19 of 46
Going to agree with PSU for the random shutdown. As far as temps go it could be a spacing/case airflow issue but, what are your ambient temps?
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post #20 of 46
^^It's not a random shutdown.

Shutdown under load = classic psu failure.
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