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post #1 of 33
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OK here it is in a nutshell:

I bought 2x MSI Twin Frozr IIs on 3/11/2011 -- About 6 months ago one of the fans failed so I pulled that card with the intent to RMA it

Before I could get around to getting it RMAd BOTH fans on the second card failed... looking around the forums I see a LOT of issues with MSI product and failing fans... so screw MSI

I won't be buying any more of their products and I would highly advise people to follow suit... they want my money they better have a RELIABLE product....

3 / 4 fans failing? And keep in mind I'm a bit OCD about keeping my case free of dust... so what gives with the crappy product?

RMAing these cards is going to be a nightmare as well... My credit card had a $500.00 limit at the time so my friend ordered them on his card... so now he has to get involved in this process...

This is the first time EVER that I had a GPU not outlast me before I broke down to upgrade...

- Tanlith -
post #2 of 33
Its an MSI. They rarely make a good product.

RMA the cards, then sell them. Use the money to buy a better brand cards. You will take a loss when you sell them, but think of it as a lesson.
post #3 of 33
Bad luck? I've heard nothing but good things about MSI's gpus. *shrug*
post #4 of 33
2 of my last 3 cards have been MSI. Not a single problem with them. Current card is a 560ti 448 Twin Frozr III and it's the best overclocking GPU I've ever owned.
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post #5 of 33
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Originally Posted by S3ason View Post

Bad luck? I've heard nothing but good things about MSI's gpus. *shrug*

+1... agreed!, check your pc to see if anything is wrong somewhere. It would really suck if you get an RMA after two weeks or more, and the new cards fans also fail.
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Bad luck? I've heard nothing but good things about MSI's gpus. *shrug*

maybe. I always hear a good things about MSI card, especially if we are talking about their Lightning card,,,,,, I own 670 PE can reach 1300 without mod BIOS. thumb.gif
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post #7 of 33
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Yeah it's not the PC... like I said I'm pretty OCD about keeping it dust free which means about every 2 weeks I open the side and gently blow out excess dust with a can of compressed air (keyword "gently")

I just find it odd that 3 out of 4 fans seized up -- keep in mind they didn't just "stop working" they're seized... as in you can't even turn em by hand.

And in a semi-unrelated note, I never got around to overclocking them (didn't need to performance was amazing right up till the failures)

The cards aren't built to reference.... does anyone know of anyone who has successfully set up the Twin Frozr series on waterblocks? I'm very tempted to just switch to liquid rather then deal with the nightmare of RMAing product. I seen 1 system that had the 2 Twin Frozrs on water, but the guy used the standard block that only covered the GPU and not the card's ram....

what are your thoughts on doing something like that? Waterblocking the GPU then putting some mini heatsynchs on the ram?

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post #8 of 33
You sat MSI Twin Frozr cards but are they 7970 or 680 cards?
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post #9 of 33

Well, watercooling has the potential to bring more headaches to the table (leaks, piping, algae, etc) than just RMAing the card, selling the new one, getting a different brand.

 

If you're wondering, I can vouch for ASUS as an awesome brand of GPU, and their coolers make the cards run really cool. My 7850 runs at max 57C after 30 mins of Furmark.

 

Also, EVGA is an awesome brand I've heard. Never had a card of theirs, but friends have, and say they're awesome. thumb.gif

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post #10 of 33
When you gently blew the dust out with the compressed air did you hold or otherwise stop the GPU fans from spinning from the compressed air? If you let them spin while off once every two weeks for 18 months then that could kill the fan bearing.
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