Originally Posted by YounGMessiah
Originally Posted by NRD
My ACX is a champ, it's just the silicon lottery as usual, coupled with what sounds like a phone rep that was on his first day at a new job lol.
YounGMessiah I told you the wrong temp before for my suicide valley runs, it never got over 60C but that was with a crazy low ambient like 15-16C. I managed to finally get it over 70C over the weekend while playing around with the Afterburner volt mod. I think you have an odd ball card that runs a little hotter than average, and from the sounds of it you already have warm ambient temps to begin with right? If your ambient temps are already 25-30C and you have a card that runs a bit warmer then you are looking at 70-80C+. I would try to RMA the card if I were you, it does not seem within the average temp range of most 780's I've seen here, especially for an ACX cooler version. Possibly as much as 10-15C hotter than most (again depending on what your ambient's actually are) I honestly don't see why EVGA would have a problem with doing an RMA as you bought a card specifically touted as having an excellent cooler, yet yours is reaching temp throttling limits under normal clocks. I know it sucks to have to RMA anything, but I do think it would be worth it in your case. What are your ambients again? And just to make sure, you have tried setting a more aggressive fan curve or even just set it to 100%?
My room temp is always around 26-32 C
I just kept it at 100% even now it is lol
Wow. I try to keep my room @ 24 C as much as possible. 100% fan on the ACX is awful due to its "vvvavvroom, vavavroom" acoustical foot(body)print.
Originally Posted by skupples
Originally Posted by Jodiuh
My ACX gets hot/noisy and ocs for crap...don't feel bad. Of course mine artifacted and crashed in Tomb Raider @ stock speeds. The EVGA phone rep told me that was normal and that I should clock it down.
I will never buy an EVGA card again. This is the 2nd time I've had issues with there cards. I've had Galaxys and Asus' in the past with nye an issue. Even the packaging for the card was a joke.
I'm sorry, I know this isn't my home... But iv'e been dealing with EVGA for years, and have never heard them say "down clock that card to fix your issues."
I think you need to call back, and request a different customer service rep, as I think that guy was /trolling you. If your card is not functioning properly at stock, it's grounds for RMA/ customer retention upgrade.
I have spoken with our rep here on the boards and he agreed with you. I can't help but think the guy has heard similar complaints tho...I mean in order to give that info out. Or someone told him and he's just repeating what he heard.
Originally Posted by EarlZ
One of my 780s lost the silicon lottery, cant get past 1150 stable at 1.200
Does the llc tweak do anything for 1.200v? Ive tried unlocking the voltage upto 1.30 and noticed its going up and down everytime as compares to using 1.200 only.
Mine is the same mate. You could try swapping thermal paste on it...that's what I plan on doing before I rma.