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I am having some cooling issues with my EVGA GTX 670's (Reference) and yes I know it's a common issue. And I was just curious if anyone knew if I RMA'd them if they would let me pay the difference to get the FTW Edition? Anyone know?
 
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How long have you had it? If you bought it after 07/17/2012 you will be eligible to do what your are talking about through EVGA Step-UP. If not you will not be able to RMA for just "bad temps". I suggest pulling off the stock cooler and putting some new TIM on it as well as running a custom fan profile

http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/

These could also be options:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006662%2040000576&IsNodeId=1&Description=gtx%20670&name=VGA%20Cooling&Order=BESTMATCH
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How long have you had it? If you bought it after 07/17/2012 you will be eligible to do what your are talking about through EVGA Step-UP. If not you will not be able to RMA for just "bad temps". I suggest pulling of the stock cooler and putting some new TIM on it as well as running a custom fan profile
http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/

Yeah, I'm not even going to attempt to remove the cooler and I recently bought the 2nd one but the first one I got a few days after the 670 launched so its definitely out of the "Step-up" zone
 
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Can you be more specific about the cooling issues? What kind of case and airflow do you have? What temps do they hit under load?
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Can you be more specific about the cooling issues? What kind of case and airflow do you have? What temps do they hit under load?
I have great airflow in my Level 10 GT (Pics in sig rig) H100 in Push pull for CPU so thats not causing any issues. But it hits at least 75-80 C and sometimes more. I dont know if I have a bad card or what, the fans are spinning so I don't know
 
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I have great airflow in my Level 10 GT (Pics in sig rig) H100 in Push pull for CPU so thats not causing any issues. But it hits at least 75-80 C and sometimes more. I dont know if I have a bad card or what, the fans are spinning so I don't know

Is that at idle or 100% load?
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The stock fan profile on my 680 ftw let it run up to 80c. Load PrecisionX and set your profiles up to keep it below 70c.redface.gif
I have mine set to hit 85% at 69c that way it will never hit 70c.thumb.gif
It will be noisier but the cards throttle at 70c and over, so no point letting them get hotter than 69c.mad.gif
I think it's a little cheating on Evga's part that the cards hit 80c on stock profile!!!mad.gif
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Is that at idle or 100% load?
Normal Gaming load (BF3 Ultra Preset) also my Borderlands 2 has been crashing constantly and I'm guessing its a driver issue because it just stops responding and I exit and my comp is just fine but my temps are around 70-75
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The stock fan profile on my 680 ftw let it run up to 80c. Load PrecisionX and set your profiles up to keep it below 70c.redface.gif
I have mine set to hit 85% at 69c that way it will never hit 70c.thumb.gif
It will be noisier but the cards throttle at 70c and over, so no point letting them get hotter than 69c.mad.gif
I think it's a little cheating on Evga's part that the cards hit 80c on stock profile!!!mad.gif

I am using a modified fan fan curve although in precision, although the fan monitor seems to have stopped updating after a bit
 
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