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Good luck with that. I have a lot of time now that I finished school. Really was looking forward to some pc gaming only to build a new pc with a bad video card. I really hope Asus can expedite the process for me. I'll give the live chat a try to ask them about this.

If you bought it online or somewhere that has a 30 day warranty, I would go through them first. Newegg RMA's have been speedy compared to manufacturers.
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I've had an advanced RMA with Asus in the past. Had to give them a credit card number though in case I was trying to blag them.
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If you bought it online or somewhere that has a 30 day warranty, I would go through them first. Newegg RMA's have been speedy compared to manufacturers.

I bought it from another person off craigslist. He happen to buy this off newegg's open box offering (gave me order information) which expires after 15 days which it did (from 8/3). So my only choice is to turn to Asus..

- update -
I called asus support and asked if they can expedite the request. He said that there is an option to get the replacement instead of sending the card in for repairs. I told him I want the replacement and he said he'll process my request and send me an email with the form to get my credit card info. He said replacement takes about 2-4 days if they have replacement stocks. I'm crossing my fingers and hope this works out!
Edited by 2ted - 8/27/12 at 3:53pm
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I was reading a review on the Zotac Amp edition 670, and they made a note of the screws causing a problem with the heatsink. The screws have an integrated stop that prevents the cooler from being tightened adequately. They solved the problem by adding washers on the back of the PCB under the screws.
Here's the review: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_670_Amp_Edition/

I was replacing the thermal paste on my 670 to see if it would help temps (nothing dramatic, if you're wondering) and I noticed that the DC2T screws have the stop as well. My temps are nothing like the Zotac's, but would adding washers and tightening the heatsink help? Is there a risk of damaging the die by over tightening? I know the dies are not like CPUs with the IHS, but I've replaced the heatsink on my laptop a few times and never had any issues. Mobile CPUs don't have an IHS either.

Also, what is the metal piece around the outside of the die? This Thing (Click to show)
Does it just protect the die or does it actually do something?
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I was reading a review on the Zotac Amp edition 670, and they made a note of the screws causing a problem with the heatsink. The screws have an integrated stop that prevents the cooler from being tightened adequately. They solved the problem by adding washers on the back of the PCB under the screws.
Here's the review: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_670_Amp_Edition/
I was replacing the thermal paste on my 670 to see if it would help temps (nothing dramatic, if you're wondering) and I noticed that the DC2T screws have the stop as well. My temps are nothing like the Zotac's, but would adding washers and tightening the heatsink help? Is there a risk of damaging the die by over tightening? I know the dies are not like CPUs with the IHS, but I've replaced the heatsink on my laptop a few times and never had any issues. Mobile CPUs don't have an IHS either.
Also, what is the metal piece around the outside of the die? This Thing (Click to show)
Does it just protect the die or does it actually do something?

I'm going to say, don't worry about it...at least thats how I feel about it

I have two DC2s myself...and changed the thermal paste with Noctua NT-H1....I saw a very minimal drop in temp....about 1C on one card and 2C on the other....both cards average about 53C with 100% fan speed looping unigine for 10 minutes....I seriously can't see the card getting any colder than 53C, under normal conditions.....maybe in the winter time when my room temp ambient gets real cold....but I doubt messing with the thermal paste, or modifying how the cooler sits, will help any further....thats assuming you're already in the mid 50's with 100% fan speed
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I'm going to say, don't worry about it...at least thats how I feel about it
I have two DC2s myself...and changed the thermal paste with Noctua NT-H1....I saw a very minimal drop in temp....about 1C on one card and 2C on the other....both cards average about 53C with 100% fan speed looping unigine for 10 minutes....I seriously can't see the card getting any colder than 53C, under normal conditions.....maybe in the winter time when my room temp ambient gets real cold....but I doubt messing with the thermal paste, or modifying how the cooler sits, will help any further....thats assuming you're already in the mid 50's with 100% fan speed

I hit 69 at 100% fan speed frown.gif

my max clock is 1241, that's after flashing to the new bios. With the old bios I would go up to 1293 but temps were higher and the clock fluctuated more.
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I hit 69 at 100% fan speed frown.gif
my max clock is 1241, that's after flashing to the new bios. With the old bios I would go up to 1293 but temps were higher and the clock fluctuated more.

oh wow, thats definitely way off

what case do you have and what is your ambient? Assuming you have a decent gaming case, and around room temp ambient, then you definitely have a bad card
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oh wow, thats definitely way off
what case do you have and what is your ambient? Assuming you have a decent gaming case, and around room temp ambient, then you definitely have a bad card

Not really true. My card runs at 87% fan speed at its peak and i get around 65 - 69c too (1300mhz core though). Its perfectly normal temps for an overclocked card running at 99% useage. Also i live in the UK where its much cooler and he lives in the USA where its hot so im not suprised atall by the temps
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Not really true. My card runs at 87% fan speed at its peak and i get around 65 - 69c too (1300mhz core though). Its perfectly normal temps for an overclocked card running at 99% useage. Also i live in the UK where its much cooler and he lives in the USA where its hot so im not suprised atall by the temps

haha I'm not sure what to tell you guys? Something is definitely wrong if you are near the 70C throttle limit running that high of a fan speed using a DC2

http://www.overclock.net/t/1284196/asus-gtx-670-re-apply-thermal-paste-what-should-i-use/0_100

Those are my results running single card config, with a 1240 OC....stock TIM was around 54-55C.....I don't know, maybe I have a HAF X? I know its not my location, as it gets really hot during the summer
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Well i have the 600T and although the case isnt the best airflow case ever, its still more than adequate. I would say 65 - 68c is normal for a heavily overclocked card. Mine is running 1300mhz which will bring temps up quite a lot and runs at 100% voltage setting. My fan speed is 85% and i get those temps. On a cold day, i get as low as 22c idle and 59c under load. Normal / warm day i get 34c idle, 65 - 68c under load.

MMEE1122's is a little high considering he only gets an OC of 1241mhz and 100% fan speed but still nothing to worry about really. That sort of temperature isnt going to cause any damage to the card.

Replacing the TIM on modern GPU's from my personal experience isnt worth it (same as what you say in your thread), most of the time you will get the same temps or even worse in some cases. The stock TIM is very thick and you will often need just as much aftermarket TIM applied to see good results.

I replaced the TIM on my old Asus Direct CU II GTX 580 triple slot card and i wish i hadn't bothered! It took several attempts to get the application right and i found it needs atleast twice as much TIM on a GPU as a CPU. With the smaller die in the GTX 6XX series it could be different though.
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