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post #11 of 21
The 3 slot ones are only great because they have the same flaw... but... have another 50% of room to increase heatsink surface area....?

Any of the MSI/ Sapphire coolers would walk all over Asus's if given a 3 slot cooler.
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post #12 of 21
yours is messing up somehow if it's getting that hot, mine runs perfectly fine. My fan is never more than 15%
mine idles around 49c and the hottest it gets is 70c

i have it at 885/1351

but the overclocking on mine is disappointing. It must be why mine was a open box in the first place. After i rma it we'll see how well it will really do
Edited by wolzen - 7/28/11 at 9:58pm
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They emailed me saying they can't find a fault with it. Not sure what to do now.
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post #14 of 21
Did you tell them about high temperatures?
Edit: What is your ambient and what is the load under games? I never test Furmark with ATi or Nvidia cards any more.
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post #15 of 21
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Yep I told them about temps but the email I got back just said it ran 3dmark and a load of other benchmarking apps and games without issue. My ambient is around 20c to 22c and in games it gets to around 85-92 at stock settings.
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Did you tell them about high temperatures?
Edit: What is your ambient and what is the load under games? I never test Furmark with ATi or Nvidia cards any more.
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post #16 of 21
try changing the crap thermal paste they stick on the cooler..and re-tension the screws for the cooler.. those temps are ridiculous!
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That would void my warranty then. I've also been charged £10 for "testing" of the card, what a joke. They said on the phone they only count it as faulty if the computer shuts down due to the heat. He also said on the phone that apparently the card is meant to run hotter than a reference 6950 >.>

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try changing the crap thermal paste they stick on the cooler..and re-tension the screws for the cooler.. those temps are ridiculous!
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post #18 of 21
Changing thermal paste dont void warranty. What kind of case and how is the airflow with your case?
As all the heat stay inside, unless you direct cooler air towards your card.
Also can you adjust the fan speed?
    
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That would void my warranty then. I've also been charged £10 for "testing" of the card, what a joke. They said on the phone they only count it as faulty if the computer shuts down due to the heat. He also said on the phone that apparently the card is meant to run hotter than a reference 6950 >.>
It should not void your warranty at all... and judging from your temps I would say the following:

-> Is it 100F ambient in your CPU room?
If you answered no to the above- there must be some contact issue with the cooler. Have you adjusted fan speeds on the GPU above default at all yet?
post #20 of 21
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Here is the original email I sent in regards to the card actually asking if I could replace the thermal paste myself:

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Dear Tom xxx,

I wouldn't remove the cooler at all from the card as this would void the warranty. Have you checked to make sure the cards heatsink and fans are all clear of dust and dirt? If possibly try some compressed air to see if this can clear out any dust.

If not then we would have to RMA this.

Regards,

xxx
And here is what I got back after they tested it:

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Here is the technicians Test Report:

"Graphics card passes all Tests with no issues, Tests Run: Crysis WarHead, 3D Mark 11, Furmark, 3Dmark Vantage, AVP, Lost Planet 2, Stone Benchmark MSI Kombuster, Resident Evil Benchmark, ATI Mecha, A"

(Graphics card passes all Tests with no issues, Tests Run: Crysis WarHead, 3D Mark 11, Furmark, 3Dmark Vantage, AVP, Lost Planet 2, Stone Benchmark MSI Kombuster, Resident Evil Benchmark, ATI Mecha, ATI Ladybug, Streetfighter Benchmark, Stone Giant and heaven benchmark tool, these were all tested at 1920 x 1200 resolution running maximum settings, tested on DX9, DX10 and DX11 where applicable, there was no issues apparent.)
I've got an Antec 900 but the all the fans apart from the large top fan have been replaced with different fans (Not crap ones, I can't remember what I've replaced them with as it is quite some time ago but I'm sure I would of not put crap ones in) over the years as the original ones have broken in one way or another.



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Changing thermal paste dont void warranty. What kind of case and how is the airflow with your case?
As all the heat stay inside, unless you direct cooler air towards your card.
Also can you adjust the fan speed?
Ambient when I was testing before I send the card off was around 20c - 21c (68-70f)

I agree that is is likely something wrong with the contact between GPU and cooler. Also yep, I manually fixed the fan speeds at 100% in afterburner while running furmark. However, perhaps due to the likely contact issue, adjusting the fanspeed seemed to had negligible effect on the actual temperature of the GPU.

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Originally Posted by CL3P20 View Post
It should not void your warranty at all... and judging from your temps I would say the following:

-> Is it 100F ambient in your CPU room?
If you answered no to the above- there must be some contact issue with the cooler. Have you adjusted fan speeds on the GPU above default at all yet?
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