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Who really keeps their cards for more then 2 or 3 years anyways. Give me a card with a warranty that last at least 2 years, and I will take my chances. Hell, i have RMA'ed my GTX 560Ti /OC version by MSI twice already in 4 months. And I dont OC. Im not gonna give up on MSI though. Gonna see if third times a charm.
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Who really keeps their cards for more then 2 or 3 years anyways. Give me a card with a warranty that last at least 2 years, and I will take my chances. Hell, i have RMA'ed my GTX 560Ti /OC version by MSI twice already in 4 months. And I dont OC. Im not gonna give up on MSI though. Gonna see if third times a charm.

That's not my point.... At least MSI is taking your RMA, and not voiding it immediately. If it were an XFX card, given their history and their changes to their warranty now, I wouldn't put it past them one bit to deny your RMA, based off some stupid nonsense reason. Warranty doesn't mean anything if they'll just void it anyway.
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I have an XFX BE 7970 and even OC'd to 1200/1700 I have never seen a temp over 70C under load...

People having heat issues with this card either have a defunct card or have an awful cooling solution for their case.
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I have an XFX BE 7970 and even OC'd to 1200/1700 I have never seen a temp over 70C under load...
People having heat issues with this card either have a defunct card or have an awful cooling solution for their case.

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People doesn't read.

Yes your core temp is at reasonable 70*C but OP stated VRM's which are what supply your GPU core with power.
If those are overheating like OP stated, you won't know. You will experience weird problems.

If I had one of those I'd just burn the VRM with a huge overclock and RMA it.
That way XFX will probably make a revision and add proper cooling on the VRM.
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I would avoid anything XFX period. Have any of you even seen their revised warranty? 2 years now, instead of double lifetime. Not that I would have bought XFX to begin with, but that's a slap in the face.
^This.
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Wow, with the dual fans you would imagine better vrm cooling with air directly blowing on the vrms...

Off topic here...

Was reading diamonds warranty info (Mine will be here today) and stumbled upon this...
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The warranty will NOT apply to products used for nuclear related, weapons related, medical, or life saving devices.

Dangit! I was going to turn it into a nuclear weapon that saves lives!
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If you look at the reference HD7970, then you'll see the VRM's are pretty much right under the intake fan. There's also a thermal pad connecting the VRMs to the heatsink. When I reapply the TIM on my BE, I'll note the distance between the heatsink and VRM's and whether or not there is a thermal pad.
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Wow, with the dual fans you would imagine better vrm cooling with air directly blowing on the vrms...
Off topic here...
Was reading diamonds warranty info (Mine will be here today) and stumbled upon this...
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The warranty will NOT apply to products used for nuclear related, weapons related, medical, or life saving devices.
Dangit! I was going to turn it into a nuclear weapon that saves lives!

So.. Folding will void Diamonds Warranty?
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People doesn't read.
Yes your core temp is at reasonable 70*C but OP stated VRM's which are what supply your GPU core with power.
If those are overheating like OP stated, you won't know. You will experience weird problems.
If I had one of those I'd just burn the VRM with a huge overclock and RMA it.
That way XFX will probably make a revision and add proper cooling on the VRM.

yes, ppl are stupid
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If you look at the reference HD7970, then you'll see the VRM's are pretty much right under the intake fan. There's also a thermal pad connecting the VRMs to the heatsink. When I reapply the TIM on my BE, I'll note the distance between the heatsink and VRM's and whether or not there is a thermal pad.

there is a thermal pad for the VRM's, you can see it in this Hardware Heaven photo: http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviewimages/xfx-radeon-hd-7970-black-edition/xfx-radeon-7970_cooler-off.jpg
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