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http://www.behardware.com/news/12153/asus-hd-7950-directcu-ii-fault-report.html

So I had my HIS 7950 replaced as it was defective to only receive another faulty card, the ASUS DIRECT CU II TOP graphics card which is known for it's extreme cooling solutions... As I was later to find out, it was rather the opposite from that for a very silly, idiotic reason..

The Graphics card is rather a heavy one for obvious reasons, it's got a huge heatsink with 92mm fans cooling it, you'd thing it would be bolted to the PCB with chains and hydraulic pulleys keeping it FIRM and TIGHT to the GPU and PCB... Well your wrong... As for their solution they have four very small, short threaded, spring screws that would of costed more for them to make as the would needed to be machined. This resulted in the cards GPU making very minimal contact with the Heat sinks 'direct cooper' sheeeit (which is worth crap if it isn't making good contact) and created lots of heat, who would of known!?

The card I have been using hit extreme temperatures like 103 degrees C whilst running 3dmarkvatage, by this time, having already gone threw a 7950, it was becoming rather ridicules, I couldn't be f---- having to wait weeks for these monkeys to try and fix this design flaw and decided to take the high risk of trying to see if I could fix it as it was blatantly obvious what it was, the heatsink could swivel like a gyroscope, so it had to be something to do with the contact.

First thing I tried was to tighten the screws, obvious right? Well they couldn't get any tighter because the spring was to big for the screw, which then it became obvious to me that it could be the issue here... so I got on my bike, rode down to bunnings, got some plastic strib things that looked like the could do the job came home and cut them to size.. then used them as a washer instead of the screw, screwed it in worked like a charm

Such a stupid error.. (this fault in widely been reported)

FIX
So I got some none conductive material that could go around the screw, like rubber washer thing?!
I then cut it to size so it would go right to the shoulder of the screw and then just to the start of the thread
then screwed it in TIGHT.

automatically dropped 45 odd degrees in 3dmarkvantage once tested again, 56 degrees MAX and 53 MIN (~28-33 degrees room temp)
in idol it hovers around 35-37.


probably already posted, but people really should avoid this model till a fix is done.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K ASUS Maximus Extreme IV p67 ASUS DIRECT CU II 7950 Corsair Dominator 12GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveMonitorKeyboard
OCZ 60GB SSD Westurn Digital 1TB 3 x SyncMaster p1950 (eyefinty) Corsair k90 
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Silverstone Straeder Gold 850 Watt Corsair 800D Corsair M60 Razer Goliathus 
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