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post #11 of 19
you could always look at a AXP cooler for it....

i know that it is a bit overkill...

but it will also fit your next card as well....
post #12 of 19
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I kinda helped it out. I took the heatsink off and my MX-2 I applied wasn't even spread from the X pattern because of poor contact. So I took a file and filed down the standoffs that the screws go through the PCB into on the heatsink, less than 1mm. Didn't spread the TIM much better, but now with the fan at 75% its folding leveled off at 78c.
Sometime when I am less lazy, I'll do it again to make the contact perfect.
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post #13 of 19
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Bump, has anyone heard of such a thing happening with a card (heatsink being poorly machined and making almost no contact with the GPU?)

That is after having the heatsink installed, there is not enough mounting pressure to spread the TIM at all, causing horrible temps. Just hit 88c playing Metro 2033
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WOW THAT IS BAD!!!!

i am surprised it didn't run hotter
post #15 of 19
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WOW THAT IS BAD!!!!

i am surprised it didn't run hotter
That is AFTER I filed about a millimeter off the standoffs. It was worse before. Remember, that 88c is at 100% fan, in a low ambient, with a 80cfm fan blowing directly into the card's intake.
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post #16 of 19
My eVGA GTX 285 runs fairly hot, right now I'm running F@H and it's sitting at 85C with the fan at 87% - case door open and 120mm fan blowing on it's intake. Seeing as nVidia list the max temp (see specifications tab) as 105C, I wouldn't be particularly concerned.

If my ambient temps are hot, my card can hit 90C plus and still be fine. If you've cleared it completely of dust and re-applied the TIM, I wouldn't stress too much - you've done everything you can.
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post #17 of 19
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I wouldn't worry but after a while it will get bad solder joints with that kind of heat, and its a BFG so I have no warranty whatsoever.
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I think I finally got the card stable (it actually didn't crash the drivers in OCCT for 5 minutes, normally takes less than 30 seconds)
5 Minutes of OCCT does this to the card:
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post #19 of 19
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Update: Got a new cooler (same cooler, reference one from another BFG 285) and with the fan at 75%, OCCT max temp is 65. Instead of 93 at 100% fan.
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