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Hey, I just recently received my replacement graphics card (MSI GTX 560 Ti TF2), anyway I think it may be defective. Whenever I'm running games the card reaches 90C (not overclocked, and I've tried down-clocking it below stock) and produces artifacts. I've tried removing the side panel to allow more cool air in, but that didn't help (plus in the same cooling configuration before I replaced my card it never got close to 90C). The reason for the replacement was a defective cooler, anyway I'm thinking that they've just replaced the cooler on it, and possibly didn't apply thermal compound correctly. Is it defective?

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They either screwed up the tim job on the cooler or they just sent yours back to you without fixing it. Can you see if the screws are tight on the back of the pcb for the cooler.( chip area) They could of not tightened them down enough. Other then that, it could be bad also.
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Yea check if there is any TIM at all.
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Thanks for the replies.

I checked the screws and they're done up properly. They've offered me a refund, I think I'm going to take it and put it towards a new card smile.gif

E: I also lowered the core clock from 880 down to 700. This kept the temperature around low-mid 80's, however it still produced artifacts after some time.
Edited by Final Version - 3/26/13 at 12:17am
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