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If you overclock your BFG graphics card and if it has a problem and you put the settings back to stock, can BFG determine whether the card has been overclocked and reject your RMA?
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No way to tell if GPU has been overclocked... unless you flashed it.
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Originally Posted by SSJVegeta View Post
If you overclock your BFG graphics card and if it has a problem and you put the settings back to stock, can BFG determine whether the card has been overclocked and reject your RMA?
Short answer -> No

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Your settings automatically reset when the power is cut. It is a software change, not a hardware change however I am not sure if they can tell. My guess is no unless you've modified the BIOS.

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Got my BFG 8800GT OC and while running ATITools the temps reach 85c.

Is that safe?

The fan speed goes up to 55%.
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Well the cards are rated to go up to 100C but i found out by using nibitor that the bios that was on mine showed that the fan was set to start at 116C with 100% fan and stock idle was I believe was 30% fan... Of course I and Bluedevil changed that right away.. On the other had I talked to a BFG tech and he said the fan was suppose to kick in at 80C with 100% fan..... So if your not hearing the fan kick in at 80C I would start using Rivatuner to manage that fan...
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Also, I noticed that it takes a while for the temperature to go down after load. Idle temp is 59c and after a gaming session the GPU is at 85c but it takes so long for the temp to climb down back to its idle state.

I had a PNY 8800GT before I got the BFG and the temp on that dropped back to near idle in just a couple of seconds just like my CPU.

Why is the BFG staying hot?
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Quote:
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Also, I noticed that it takes a while for the temperature to go down after load. Idle temp is 59c and after a gaming session the GPU is at 85c but it takes so long for the temp to climb down back to its idle state.

I had a PNY 8800GT before I got the BFG and the temp on that dropped back to near idle in just a couple of seconds just like my CPU.

Why is the BFG staying hot?
Sounds like the HS needs to be tightened or remounted.
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post #9 of 24
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Sounds like the HS needs to be tightened or remounted.
That and the BIOS needs to be edited. Like toast had said, we did some looking into his BIOS and discovered that it was set for 116C for 100% fan speed. I revised his BIOS and set it for 65C @ 100% fan speed. Then I had him take off the stock HSF and reapply AS5, since the BFG crap was all over the place. Now its rock solid.
    
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Won't editing the BIOS void the warranty?

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Sounds like the HS needs to be tightened or remounted.
Are they the black screws at the back that need tightening?
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