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Anyway, can't you RMA it?





The problem with these cards is that there are no VRM temp sensors. The core temperature means nothing.
He used a custom cooler - PoV cards have stickers and serials on shroud so his warranty is gone i think. And there probably wont be damage and residue on the reference heatsinks so they'll most likely know. Sucks to have a card die
Edited by Razi3l - 1/30/11 at 7:34am
    
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The problem with these cards is that there are no VRM temp sensors. The core temperature means nothing.
My point still stands.
1.05v is far from a lot on these cards, especially with an aftermarket cooler.
    
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post #13 of 82
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He used a custom cooler - PoV cards have stickers and serials on shroud so his warranty is gone i think.
Probably the same as my Palit 580 then. One fat warranty sticker across the heatsink screws lol


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My point still stands.
1.05v is far from a lot on these cards, especially with an aftermarket cooler.
Yeah but how do we know? It's all well and good saying it "should" be fine, but there is no evidence. Unless you touch the VRM sinks with your finger (which I can't do).
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That's odd to be honest. I've run OCCT (with power limit turned off) for 1 hour @ 875/2000 1.05v easily. And that's with temps hovering around ~74c on stock cooling.
yeah as i stated the the VR cooling on the AXP is suspect... maybe thats what caused it to go for me ?

You said you disabled the limiter.... what was your fps counter and do you know what your powerdraw was with it disabled ?
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yeah as i stated the the VR cooling on the AXP is suspect... maybe thats what caused it to go for me ?

You said you disabled the limiter.... what was your fps counter and do you know what your powerdraw was with it disabled ?
There is a sticker on my 570 box that says not to use software that affects power consumption (eg. unlocks limiter) as it may permenantly damage the card. Does yours have one?
    
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He used a custom cooler - PoV cards have stickers and serials on shroud so his warranty is gone i think. And there probably wont be damage and residue on the reference heatsinks so they'll most likely know. Sucks to have a card die

nah the warranty sticker wasn't touched, thats still intact on the side of the stock cooler... i didn't open the stock cooler, but took it off whole by undoing all the T6 torx screws on back of card.

However your other point is very good, they will know a different cooler was used as theres no damage to the stock one !!!

Damn.... Its too late to do anything i've already dropped the card off at a collect+ store to ship back to dabs.com
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nah the warranty sticker wasn't touched, thats still intact on the side of the stock cooler... i didn't open the stock cooler, but took it off whole by undoing all the T6 torx screws on back of card.

However your other point is very good, they will know a different cooler was used as theres no damage to the stock one !!!

Damn.... Its too late to do anything i've already dropped the card off at a collect+ store to ship back to dabs.com
Dont worry - you better just hope that they don't notice it
If they reject it PM me ;D
    
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nah the warranty sticker wasn't touched, thats still intact on the side of the stock cooler... i didn't open the stock cooler, but took it off whole by undoing all the T6 torx screws on back of card.

However your other point is very good, they will know a different cooler was used as theres no damage to the stock one !!!

Damn.... Its too late to do anything i've already dropped the card off at a collect+ store to ship back to dabs.com
You could have just held a lighter under the plastic shroud so it looked burnt Too late now though I guess.
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Did you use paste or tape to affix those sinks?
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I used the thermal adhesive which came with the VR004 mounting kit.

If decide to use this cooler on my 580 i'm gonna research some different VR cooling though methinks !!!!

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You could have just held a lighter under the plastic shroud so it looked burnt Too late now though I guess.
I know man, part of me wants ti go back to the collect+ newsagents first thing 2mrw, get my parcel back and do that........

But sometimes you just gotta hold you hand up...and put it down to experience.

We're all tweakers and OC's, burning stuff is an occuparional hazard as it were !
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