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Hello, i am the one KingT mentioned, looks like problem was GPU Tweak, later on u ran furmark burn in test for 15 minutes and it was ok, i played Metro 2033 for 45 minutes it was ok.
I overclocked the gpu to 975/1400, and for now its ok.


You are right. Any users have been using video cards long enough should know this. If your video cards are overheated, it only means bad paste job or the HS is not properly seated or faulty fan not spinning.

 

Curious, why a review site made such a statement laugher.gif

 

Video card heat dissipation is not a new high tech lmaosmiley.gif
 

 

 

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post #132 of 149
I'm on my third ASUS HD7970 DirectCU II. The first card was DOA, the second failed after 2 hours. I'm going to return my third card because it is exhibiting a lot of stability issues on stock configuration with no over clocking, even on a fresh install of Windows 7. I love Asus, but their customer service has been very bad and QA is abismal with these newer DirectCU II cards. I would recommend anyone looking into getting these cards to wait at least a few months until the issues are fixed. When they are fixed this will be a great card for anyone.
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I had to reapply the TIM on a 6950 DCii that I bought new on eBay. The card idled at 50C...

The ridiculous bulk of that shroud/heatsink causes the PCB to bend so much it's amazing to me that these things sell. After putting some Shin-Etsu on it, it idles at 40C which is still higher than my XFX card. The only reason it's that low is because I'm using the gpu fan shroud in my HAF C with a 130cfm. With that fan disconnected it still idles at 50-55.

I've never had problems with it but it runs hot and the design causes too much bending in the PCB. Certainly there are many people that get much better temps than me with the same card, but there's almost no reason to buy one that isn't cheap.
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post #134 of 149
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I had to reapply the TIM on a 6950 DCii that I bought new on eBay. The card idled at 50C...
The ridiculous bulk of that shroud/heatsink causes the PCB to bend so much it's amazing to me that these things sell. After putting some Shin-Etsu on it, it idles at 40C which is still higher than my XFX card. The only reason it's that low is because I'm using the gpu fan shroud in my HAF C with a 130cfm. With that fan disconnected it still idles at 50-55.
I've never had problems with it but it runs hot and the design causes too much bending in the PCB. Certainly there are many people that get much better temps than me with the same card, but there's almost no reason to buy one that isn't cheap.

Typo mistake?
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i have one of these cards, i too confirm that there is a fault... i'm not keen on playing around with thermal paste as it will leave evidence of me playing with it internally.. if they do call them back, which they will with me on the other end wink.gif they may just say i f'ed it rather then the design flaw.....but i did tighten the screws more by removing the springs and putting a rubber washer there instead and it dropped in temperature by some margin, but for some reason it's returned to it's high temperatures...!?!

I just want to play some games... I've already returned a faulty HIS 7950 and forked out the extra 50 to get this card....

but seriously, for 550 AUD the card is tacky, the pcb bends and the thing is getting these extreme temperature... pack of monkey these people are, and it only takes a 16 yr old to work that out.... thinking a 7970 now or waiting till the msi twinforzer is in stock... but i can't wait too long or my source wont replace it on site resulting in more time and money wasted, i feel like screaming...
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post #136 of 149
My 7950 DCII is coming early next week. Hopefully Asus has fixed the heatsink issue already.

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i have one of these cards, i too confirm that there is a fault... i'm not keen on playing around with thermal paste as it will leave evidence of me playing with it internally..

Actually, Asus's warranty is quite lenient. I've RMA'd several Asus cards before after having swapped the stock thermal paste with something better, and they never even mentioned it during RMA.
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post #137 of 149
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My 7950 DCII is coming early next week. Hopefully Asus has fixed the heatsink issue already.
Actually, Asus's warranty is quite lenient. I've RMA'd several Asus cards before after having swapped the stock thermal paste with something better, and they never even mentioned it during RMA.

Kinda funny how you didn't have to change your SIG rig pic... heh.

Let me know how your 7950 is. If they drop to 399 any time soon i'm going to pick one up. Max OC, temps, benchies please! Your 570 was no slouch.
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I might look at the XFX Double D. That one looks gorgeous.

Actually the XFX Black Edition gets up to 105c just like this card.... The same people that took that thermal shot are the ones that discovered the XFX's high temps as well.
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The most effective cooler on the market for the 7970 till this day is the Sapphire OC Dual-X cooler.
Its 58c load, absolutely silent.

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i have one of these cards, i too confirm that there is a fault... i'm not keen on playing around with thermal paste as it will leave evidence of me playing with it internally.. if they do call them back, which they will with me on the other end wink.gif they may just say i f'ed it rather then the design flaw.....but i did tighten the screws more by removing the springs and putting a rubber washer there instead and it dropped in temperature by some margin, but for some reason it's returned to it's high temperatures...!?!
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but seriously, for 550 AUD the card is tacky, the pcb bends and the thing is getting these extreme temperature... pack of monkey these people are, and it only takes a 16 yr old to work that out.... thinking a 7970 now or waiting till the msi twinforzer is in stock... but i can't wait too long or my source wont replace it on site resulting in more time and money wasted, i feel like screaming...

Do you have crashes on stock clocks?
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