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If you want more information about vtx3d

http://www.vtx3d.com/news_content/090602/news_content_0602.htm
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Direct CU 2 here. Got it in an RMA. VRMs are at 59-60C IDLE mad.gif

I think it's a defective unit. Could be one of those loose coolers again. Try reseating the cooler. Assuming that you have the same defect that the others have experienced, you may have a cooler that is periodically coming loose. That said, you may be off better RMAing if you don't feel like experimenting.

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If you want more information about vtx3d

http://www.vtx3d.com/news_content/090602/news_content_0602.htm

Yeah I did check out their website. And the TUL one. The TUL one is not up to date. The VTX 3D one though has some useful information that can be used.
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I think it's a defective unit. Could be one of those loose coolers again. Try reseating the cooler. Assuming that you have the same defect that the others have experienced, you may have a cooler that is periodically coming loose. That said, you may be off better RMAing if you don't feel like experimenting.
Yeah I did check out their website. And the TUL one. The TUL one is not up to date. The VTX 3D one though has some useful information that can be used.

What is strange is that one VRM 1 is hot while the other is not....

On Asus GPU TWEAK, the power temperature is 30~ but I know that is wrong since I get the results above in Aida64 too. I am scared to push it further, When i received the video card, a screw was rattling around on the unit. I put it back on, but then I noticed that all the backplate screws were lose. I am pretty sure i tightened them all, but I check again soon. It is strange that only one VRM is hot. kookoo.gif
post #14 of 19
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@Mistermenphis22

If you haven't already, check out this thread:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?284358-ASUS-Matrix-HD7970-Platinum-Ltd-Edition-%281100mhz%29-take-2

Definitely sounds like you have the same issue, although your loose screw is around the VRMs.

There's also a HardOCP thread.

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1670759&highlight=direct+cu

A lot of people seem to be having issues if you read about ~500 posts in.
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I have the PowerColor Vortex 2. I don't have any problems with it. Temps are fine too. Don't be scare about it. Its a good card.
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@Mistermenphis22

If you haven't already, check out this thread:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?284358-ASUS-Matrix-HD7970-Platinum-Ltd-Edition-%281100mhz%29-take-2

Definitely sounds like you have the same issue, although your loose screw is around the VRMs.

There's also a HardOCP thread.

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1670759&highlight=direct+cu

A lot of people seem to be having issues if you read about ~500 posts in.

Thanks man. I don't know what the issue is but i can always just RMA. General consensus is that the backplate is loose or the sensor misreads. Thank you thumb.gif
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I'd RMA in your position then.
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I have the PowerColor Vortex 2. I don't have any problems with it. Temps are fine too. Don't be scare about it. Its a good card.

It's not that I expect them to die any minute. It's that not having VRM cooling will limit both the OC potential and potentially the longevity of the card.
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I wish more reviewers would do that thermal view thing thumb.gif Very useful
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I think the main reason why they do not is because of the high cost of getting quality thermal imagery equipment - around ~$40,000 USD.
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