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***** that temp sucks!
Yup. The one gripe I have always had with this card was the noise and heat.
 
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Yup. The one gripe I have always had with this card was the noise and heat.
my old 285 never ran that hot with the POS stock cooler lol
It idles high in the 40's but loaded in the high 60's i think.
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I'm kind of disappointed. The new card wants to app crash 5 to 10 minutes in to any 3d game/benchmark I try to run. After some investigating on the interwebs, I have come to the conclusion that I need to download MSI Afterburner to give it some more Volts. It's just a shame it doesn't run it's advertised clocks at the default voltage setting. Anyone have any thoughts on the matter?
 
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I would first check to make sure that you have both 6 pin power cables all the way in and then download driver sweeper and run it while in safe mode and then download the latest drivers from Nvidia and see if that helps. Another possibility would be conflicting overclocking programs like if you had some overclocking software on there for the 280 before and then installed whatever one Gigabyte includes with the card then that could be a problem but based on the fact that you don't have afterburner installed yet I wouldn't think that's it. If that doesn't do anything then hopefully either somebody else will have some other suggestions or I would recommend RMAing it because you should not be needing to bump voltages up on a completely stock card, factory overclocked or not it should run as advertised out of the box. Sorry for the bad luck and hope you can figure it out.
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Yeah, I have tried everything you mentioned. If a little more voltage doesn't cure it, it's getting sent back. I thought it was a driver issue, but from reading it sounds like it's an unstable OC. I will check back in later.
 
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That's super sucky, hopefully somebody more knowledgeable than me can give you another suggestion because if you've already done those things then next on the list in my book is to send that thing back. I wouldn't tolerate having to increase voltage for the advertised stock clocks.

EDIT: Since you bought it through newegg recently I would try and go through them for the return rather than Gigabyte because I've heard that newegg is generally pretty good customer service wise and you should be able to get them to pay for shipping both ways and no restocking fee or anything. Also going through newegg you could try and get whatever your first choice between the Asus and MSI was because it looks like they are back in stock now, and getting an unstable card out of the box from Gigabyte would probably make me not too excited to get another one from them.
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post #57 of 64
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That's super sucky, hopefully somebody more knowledgeable than me can give you another suggestion because if you've already done those things then next on the list in my book is to send that thing back. I wouldn't tolerate having to increase voltage for the advertised stock clocks.

EDIT: Since you bought it through newegg recently I would try and go through them for the return rather than Gigabyte because I've heard that newegg is generally pretty good customer service wise and you should be able to get them to pay for shipping both ways and no restocking fee or anything. Also going through newegg you could try and get whatever your first choice between the Asus and MSI was because it looks like they are back in stock now, and getting an unstable card out of the box from Gigabyte would probably make me not too excited to get another one from them.
Yeah, I agree. It sucks. I am going to see if this thing will OC with a LITTLE voltage, if it does it can stay, if not I will RMA it back to Newegg for the MSI version.
 
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Yeah it's unstable at anything other than Vanilla spec, which totally sucks. I turned it down to a 732 Core and it took right off. So I will be RMA'ing this card for the MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 570. I hope it works as advertised, or I am jumping back to EVGA and never leaving again! LOL Good news is that Newegg usually has pretty pain free RMA's, bad news is, I only got a TASTE of 570 action and I want MOAR!

Edit: Just filled out my RMA from the Egg. I have to get a replacement, or pay a %15 restocking fee. So it looks like I will give Gigabyte one more chance.
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I would try contacting newegg and letting them know how unhappy you are with the product you got and that you expect a full refund and then use that to get the MSI. Newegg should be reasonable with a little bit of explaining to them how it was defective straight out of the box and you don't want the same brand after that experience. Good luck either getting the refund so you can get the MSI or good luck on getting a functioning Gigabyte this time.
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Ok. I finally have a good card. AND I have got my troubles with Vantage sorted out. (long story. An earlier version cured it.) And now I am able to post some benchies. Granted it's not as high as alot of 570's, but I'm sure it's due to my Q6600 slowing it up. I think it's still a pretty respectable score. Good enough for me until maybe Ivy Bridge comes out.....or I might just wait and see what's after that.
Thanks for the help guys. I am sure I will try to OC it just a bit more when I get bored one of these days, but for right now it's doing everything I ask it to. I see a new MB, RAM, and CPU in my future.

Edit: What's the highest "safe" voltage you can run on these? Anyone know?
 
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