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post #11 of 35
No, EVGA's do not all run that hot. There is definitely something wrong with your card.
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post #12 of 35
This sounds like something is wrong with the card.....I've used primarily EVGA cards in the past and I have never had one run that hot, even with an OC and pushing the card with ultra settings and benchmarking.
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post #13 of 35
did evga really recommend you replace the TIM after only 6 days? that sounds like an instant rma / return. hope you dont get screwed on the return.
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post #14 of 35
That's way too hot. I have the same exact card and my temps under full load never exceeds 75c.
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post #15 of 35
How did you apply the TIM? A blob in the center would be enough (the size of a few pin heads, less than a small pea), then the force of the cooler allows it to spread properly. Put some heat cycles through it for 30-60 minutes - something like Metro2033 benchmark on 30 repeats. This allows the thermal interface to change and bond properly with both the GPU and the GPU cooler.

A lot of thermal problems start at applying the TIM, or the close proximity of other stuff.

A picture of the card in the case would be nice to see where it is and how your other components are arranged. Also, what are your ambient temperatures?
post #16 of 35
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Yepp i agree, insane hot. its going back. I guess stick with EVGA? Or should i go for the Radeon 7970? or A twin frozr 580? what to do?
post #17 of 35
Somebody call 911!
Fermi fire burning on the dance floor, whoa
(Fermi burning, Fermi burning)
What a blaze!

On a serious note, something is definitely wrong with the card and I would RMA it ASAP. I'd expect those temperatures from a 480, but not a 580.
Stick with the EVGA 580, you don't need a twin frozr, and unless you really want to jump into ATI, then I see no reason for the latter.
    
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post #18 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by JinxyJ08 View Post

Yepp i agree, insane hot. its going back. I guess stick with EVGA? Or should i go for the Radeon 7970? or A twin frozr 580? what to do?

Asus GTX 580 DirectCU II has the best heatsink in terms of cooling ability, but the card takes up 3 slots.

MSI GTX 580 Twin Frozr II or MSI GTX 580 Lightning are the best options if you require a card that only takes up 2 slots.

The DCII and Lightning cards also have have beefed up VRMs compared to the reference 580 (which your eVGA is).
Edited by 996gt2 - 2/24/12 at 11:33am
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post #19 of 35
i lol'd at the title
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post #20 of 35
My SLI 580 /w stock HSF playing bf3 (load)~79-82c , (fan sounds like jets taking off, evga precesion settings) I couldn't bare the fan sounds any longer and switch to watercooling. My sli 580 (Load ~ 35-41c, ) (idle 21-25c)
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