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Stay away from double D cooler design

post #1 of 12
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I would like to make this thread in order to warn people about the double D cooler. I was very satisfied with it for about 2 days until during metro 2033 the temps for to about 75C then it shutdown. I found this odd so I booted back up and my computer then sparked and caught fire. I quickly pulled the plug and found the burned spot and it was on the heat sink of the gpu. (Right where the fan power cable is glued to the heatsink) it looks like it melted through the insulating heatshrink attached to the heatsink and shorted out causing the damage. Luckily for me only the gpu was damaged, but I will definitely not be buying another double D cooler design card.
post #2 of 12
I have had two DD coolers no problems frown.gif Sorry sounds like you got a bad runt lol
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Send an email to customer support for the card's manufacture (XFX right?).
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Originally Posted by mam72 View Post

Send an email to customer support for the card's manufacture (XFX right?).

Yes it is!
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Pics?
Sounds bad that does redface.gif
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post #6 of 12
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Already sent back to newegg.
post #7 of 12
so, why should we stay away from it? because you got a bad one?
post #8 of 12
From others threads i know that double d cooler design is kinda bad for the vrm.Dunno maybe you just get a bad card. 75 C is not that high
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Already sent back to newegg.
That was quick, lol.
Hopefully you get something better back this time.

Has anything else like PSU been damaged as a result?
I would have taken photos just in case of other damage so you can prove the GPU went boom.
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post #10 of 12
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Everything is fine except the gpu... If newegg tries to pull something on me they better be ready for a fight.
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