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Alright, so I had purchased a Recert EVGA 480 from newegg about a month ago, it was great, ran relatively cool, got almost 900 core stable on factory cooler, no complaints.

So I decide to order another one when they came back in stock to SLI them, among it having a GeForce logo on the side that my previous one did not, as well as the EVGA logo being in a different spot, the minimum/maximum fan speed is considerably lower than my first one.

My first card at idle would turn about 2k, and all the way up a little over 5k.
My second card at idle turns about 1500, and all the way up a little over 4500.

Also, when in SLI, as the top card, it would idle at almost 80*!! I took it apart, put some AS5 on it, and it seems to be better, but I'm still overall disappointed with my second one.

Not to mention I can't get over 800ish stable at 1.138v, pretty sad IMO.


So, 1. Should I be concerned with the difference in fan speed? And can it be changed?

2. Half tempted to RMA/Send it back because it idled at 77-78* + it being not being to OC worth a darn, not a legitimate reason to send it back on its own, but coupled with it overheating I feel that I'm not asking too much.

Any opinions are welcome, you won't hurt my feelings.
 
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How good is the air flow in your case?

Sounds like it could do with a fan pushing cold air on to it
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How good is the air flow in your case?

Sounds like it could do with a fan pushing cold air on to it
It's fine, not the best, but my point is the first card I received idles at like 42-43, if they were both high I'd definitely suspect lack of air flow.

I'm folding right now, top card(second one I purchased, the one in question) is at 85* , bottom card is at 71*

Even if I swap orders to where the card in question is on the bottom, its still about 7-8* warmer than the top card!
 
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Thats is something to be expected with recert. cards.
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