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Don't worry I have my mind set on the TOP version and that is not going to change! biggrin.gif
I have it set to notify me as well so hopefully I'll get an email soon. How long ago did it go out of stock again?

It went out of stock the day after it came back in stock, if not a bit sooner. I checked back just to see if it was still in stock, and it wasn't. I would think that the more Newegg restocks, though, the longer they will stay in stock due to the fact that a greater number of people will have them each time. I've also seen them in stock on Amazon, but I'm not sure how their RMA system works in the event you would need to return it. You may try Tiger Direct as well, or even NCIX. They may have them in stock and those are both Newegg caliber companies from what I hear, although I've never personally dealt with them.
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Where did you purchase your card?
I got my asus top in Germany, and it crashed at stock;) so US-bad cards theory might be wrong
@amd7674:
well it seems that the cooler of the asus direct cu is quieter and cooler than the giga cooler.
but for the performance I wouldn' expect much more of the asus non-top than your 1190Mhz.
So I am not sure if its worth the risk of a crashing card
My Asus top got a boost from 1200Mhz and 46.5 Fps at Heaven on stock settings. But crashed at bf3, and was only stable at -20Mhz below stock settings.
Have you tested your giga card at heaven on full settings yet?

I dunno about the Asus really being any cooler and quieter than the GB ... put it this way, if there's a difference, it's trivial. Both cards use use custom-designed 3-heatpipe direct-contact coolers with similar fin-array size, both made by Coolermaster.

And I can OC my GB to 1367/3500(1.175V) and keep it under 70C while running dead silent relative to my case fans ... and my case fans all run at very low speeds as they're on fan control.

At this point I would recommend to anyone that if they're gonna order the DCII, just get the regular one. If you already ordered a TOP you might as well try it (unless opening it costs you something) when it comes, but I wouldn't keep it past the allowed (retail) return date if it crashes on stock ... it may be worth waiting that amount of time to see if Asus admits and fixes the problem though.
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You may try Tiger Direct as well, or even NCIX. They may have them in stock and those are both Newegg caliber companies from what I hear, although I've never personally dealt with them.

Can't speak for NCIX, but TigerDirect is most definitely NOT newegg caliber wink.gif
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and the gigabyte is really too ugly for me (I've been putting a lot of effort into aesthetics)

Click on my sig rig picture for a pretty good look at a gigabyte installed ... in my case, even with a flash photo and taking the shot from the top side of the card, the blue board isn't even noticeable. And aside from the blue board, there's nothing wrong with how it looks IMHO. I actually think it looks pretty slick, myself. And one could always get a backplate thumb.gif
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It looks like I may have to RMA as well. I was only able to OC +11 and +400 stable in Heaven, but uber crashes in BF3. I even tried downclocking it by 10 and 20 and the damn thing still freaks out. How is Newegg's RMA service, never had to use it until now.

I've RMA'ed three cards from NewEgg (this is my third). I received new ones from NewEgg in less than 2 weeks, not too bad.
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Thx for your feedback. I was able to run heaven at max settongs for 5hrs ~48.5fps. Also i played bf3 for 3hrs without issues. However 1190 is the best i can do anything higher crashes games. Are you saying you (alex) are running at 1180 on boost on your top card?

Another +1300 user grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Lol :-P

So are you guys saying i should stick with stable 1180 on boost giga? i guess taking a gable on non-TOP gtx670 is not worth it?

Thx again
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I dunno about the Asus really being any cooler and quieter than the GB ... put it this way, if there's a difference, it's trivial. Both cards use use custom-designed 3-heatpipe direct-contact coolers with similar fin-array size, both made by Coolermaster.
And I can OC my GB to 1367/3500(1.175V) and keep it under 70C while running dead silent relative to my case fans ... and my case fans all run at very low speeds as they're on fan control.
At this point I would recommend to anyone that if they're gonna order the DCII, just get the regular one. If you already ordered a TOP you might as well try it (unless opening it costs you something) when it comes, but I wouldn't keep it past the allowed (retail) return date if it crashes on stock ... it may be worth waiting that amount of time to see if Asus admits and fixes the problem though.
Can't speak for NCIX, but TigerDirect is most definitely NOT newegg caliber wink.gif
Click on my sig rig picture for a pretty good look at a gigabyte installed ... in my case, even with a flash photo and taking the shot from the top side of the card, the blue board isn't even noticeable. And aside from the blue board, there's nothing wrong with how it looks IMHO. I actually think it looks pretty slick, myself. And one could always get a backplate thumb.gif
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Sorry if I came off rude. I just ran heaven and turned the fan to 30%. As soon as it hit 70c it dropped the core and the voltage. Been like that on both my 670's. Yours seems weird but oh well.

Can you post a screenshot of the graph that shows Power Percent, temperature, GPU usage, and GPU clock frequency at the time of the drop?

Edit: Wait, do you even have an Asus TOP? I'm quite sure only the Asus 670's have modified throttle points.
Ok here you go and I am only doing this once but I have observed it about 5 times now and it is clearly the instant it hits 70c. This is with a non top DCII.

I have the red arrows pointing to the values that matter. I hovered my mouse over that point in the graph so you could see what they were all doing at the same time.

Before 70c
700


After 70c
700
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Just to update on my TOP card, I've still had zero issues with it. Played through several hours of BF3 yesterday, and have run through Heaven a couple more times with no problem. Out of the box it's boosting to 1306 Mhz, so I don't think I'm going to mess with the core clock. May try my hand at increasing the memory a bit. Will memory alone increase the FPS?
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May try my hand at increasing the memory a bit. Will memory alone increase the FPS?
yes. i did memory +400mhz and fps boost is about 2% if my math is correct
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can only do +30/+300 on my top :/
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Just to update on my TOP card, I've still had zero issues with it. Played through several hours of BF3 yesterday, and have run through Heaven a couple more times with no problem. Out of the box it's boosting to 1306 Mhz, so I don't think I'm going to mess with the core clock. May try my hand at increasing the memory a bit. Will memory alone increase the FPS?

Great day! That is a nice stable out of the box clock. The highest I can go with OC is ~1286... my out of the box was only 1241. Looks like you got a great chip. Still, if I can run stable out of the box, I got what I paid for smile.gif
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I'm currently looking at the GTX 670 line up and deciding which one to get. This was high on my list but after reading some of the posts on this thread, not so sure now.eh-smiley.gif

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I'm having the same dilemma :/
I went with the evga ftw card and love it. The dcii 670 I had was SILENT but couldnt oc past 1150 stable. My ftw does 1215mhz boost out of the box and so far got it overclocked to 1240mhz but since my case has poor air flow and ambient temp is in the 78f range when I was testing the cooler would start touching 70c and throttle when I went higher. I'm thinking of going away from the tj08e. Wish the 670 cards didn't throttle at 70

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I'm ready to make my purchase on the TOP card! But its out of stock at NewEgg. At any point in the past did they get more stock in during a weekend?? I need to order asap! Only the non-top is in stock though. frown.gif
Typically no they don't add stock on weekends. I tried a non top and was bummed buly a bad overclocker. Max core was about 1150mhz and would crash at 1180 and 1190 but somehoe got runs to finish there but then you have lightsout that got lucky with 1290mhz on a non top. Plus seems like a lot of top owners are having issues too.

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Just to update on my TOP card, I've still had zero issues with it. Played through several hours of BF3 yesterday, and have run through Heaven a couple more times with no problem. Out of the box it's boosting to 1306 Mhz, so I don't think I'm going to mess with the core clock. May try my hand at increasing the memory a bit. Will memory alone increase the FPS?
Lucky! But yeah memory helps a lot. You can probably at least add another 300mhz oc to memory with some guys adding up to 600mhz
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