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@xd_1771 yeah seems everyone's catching on fire lol

@Razi3l I was using the accelero Extreme GTX280, temps were never an issue. Since I put this card in my gf's computer she never stressed it

guess I'll have to start looking for a stock black edition cooler
You stripped the cooler off a lifetime warranty card and didn't keep it?

You'll probably have better luck buying a cheap, used 260. Although if you're adding aftermarket cooling to your cards in the first place I imagine cash isn't that tight. Maybe it's time to hop on the Fermi train!
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I would definitely try an RMA, they don't do nvidia now so they'l probably give you a 6850 or something
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They will definitely want the stock cooler, but it never hurts to try.
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I don't drive insane amounts of volts through any of my hardware though either.
I kept the card's voltage at stock, I never felt the need to overclock this beast when I had it in my system.

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You stripped the cooler off a lifetime warranty card and didn't keep it?
yeah I didn't realize I needed it when I took it off, sometime later I tossed it out. When I started reading people's horror's stories about XFX not replacing cards without the stock cooler on them, I
    
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