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I bought a 6970 Lightning two years ago. About six months ago, it was really unstable and was unable to run games anymore. I RMAd it, got the new card back and checked it for basic functionality. And I didn't game on it for six months due to school and work.

I was trying to get Lego Lord of the Rings to work for a family member, and I noticed the card was hitting 100% fan and 98C. Sort of hard not to notice, since it was roaring so loud.

I just changed the TIM, and now it full loads BOINC at 78C/60% fan.

Check out the quality workmanship MSI puts into their refurbished cards:





Think they used too much TIM? I also liked the bent fins and scratches on the other side of the heatsink (not shown). Also the screws weren't tight at all. I didn't overtighten when putting it back on, but they didn't take any effort to remove.
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Yeah, it's similar with a lot of companies. They don't put a lot into their RMA'd items. frown.gif

Glad you got the temps down though.
    
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