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I just received a dual fan 6870. I have a reference 6870 I was running before this for about a week (better deal on the dual fan came up).

The dual fan is hotter than my reference . Idle is at 52-55C, furmark, kombustor, and OCCT, bring the card to over 90C within a few minutes. Fan is set to run at 100%. I've read reviews of idles under 40C and a max of 60-65C at full load with default fan speeds.

Case has good airflow, I have also tried running with the side open and setup a fan to blow directly at the card at various angles/areas with no luck. Fan also seems to produce a clicking noise at 100%.

Is this a RMA candidate or is there something I can try first without having to pay to ship it back? I don't need to return the reference until middle August so I will use it in the meantime anyway.
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post #2 of 10
Which brand is it?

I would definitely see this as something you should RMA.
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What specific twin fan 6870 card is it? I personally prefer reference cooler cards.
     
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Originally Posted by Conner View Post
Which brand is it?

I would definitely see this as something you should RMA.
Sorry about the lack of info.

XFX.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150521

My temps are almost double those of most reviews. I think it's safe to expect at least similar performance to the reference. Which also happened to run at lower temps OC'd.

Reference card I ran in the same system with lower temps:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150506
Edited by Wek - 7/26/11 at 7:16pm
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post #5 of 10
Lawl, I just bought that one. Im guessing its just your card because the other reviews suggest its fine. Just RMA and get a new one.
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post #6 of 10
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Lawl, I just bought that one. Im guessing its just your card because the other reviews suggest its fine. Just RMA and get a new one.
Looking like the best option, especially since I can hold onto the reference until I get the RMA back most likely. Couldn't help but swap for the dual fan, bigger rebate + 2 games to sell.
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Looking like the best option, especially since I can hold onto the reference until I get the RMA back most likely. Couldn't help but swap for the dual fan, bigger rebate + 2 games to sell.
Yes, this XFX card has copper heat pipes and dual fans, It should always have better temps than reference at the same speeds.

Anywhere from 1 to 5 degrees.
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Just by chance, have you swapped the cards position on the mobo to see the temps are still high? Might be worth a shot before sending it in. Even trying new TIM maybe if your comfortable with taking it apart to test.
     
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Originally Posted by ezveedub View Post
Just by chance, have you swapped the cards position on the mobo to see the temps are still high? Might be worth a shot before sending it in. Even trying new TIM maybe if your comfortable with taking it apart to test.
I don't think he was running them in crossfire.
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Correct, they are not in crossfire, although I would've loved to try if my PSU could handle it.

I would be comfortable taking it apart, but the last thing I want to deal with is ruining the warranty for something I can get exchanged without a problem. (Newegg replacement approved with no problems).

On a side note, should I register the card I am RMAing to get Dirt 3? I registered the reference one as I didn't plan to return it and Amazon said it wasn't an issue.
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