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... Im not very happy I called them and they said if i felt comfortable with re applying the thermal paste to do so.. I am idling at 68c right now which is alright i guess. and it will top out at 98c at the end of a heaven bench mark 2.1 is there a way to lower the voltage on these like a cpu...? do they come voer voltated... I love that my new card doesnt make any HUGE noises or any computing problems but it runs hotter than my crapped out 4890 that i RMAed.. by like 10c... maybe does it just need to be broken in? whats up..?
    
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That is waaaaay too hot for my liking. Which card exactly is it?
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RMA it *sigh* again, because at those temps it just wouldn't be worth the while.
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it is a xfx 4890... right nwo my bottom crossfired one is idiling at 33c with a max of 53... they said that 90c is normal specs for this card and 105c is top temp STRAIGHT FROM XFX mouth....
    
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I've never seen any of my ATI/AMD cards hit 68C even under heavy load...if you've already reapplied the TIM and ramped up the fan speed, RMA it again, you might have gotten a lemon.

90C is NOT normal. It's pushing it.
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RMA it.
Don't settle for less on "replacements."
And make sure they pay for the shipping label.
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... Im not very happy I called them and they said if i felt comfortable with re applying the thermal paste to do so.. I am idling at 68c right now which is alright i guess. and it will top out at 98c at the end of a heaven bench mark 2.1 is there a way to lower the voltage on these like a cpu...? do they come voer voltated... I love that my new card doesnt make any HUGE noises or any computing problems but it runs hotter than my crapped out 4890 that i RMAed.. by like 10c... maybe does it just need to be broken in? whats up..?
Replacing the thermal paste is certainly going to help here. If there is nothing wrong with the cooler itself then new thermal paste is going to be your long term solution. But for voltage regulation you can use MSI Afterburner, they don't undervolt all that well though.

Especially if your bottom one is the exact same card and cooler. Not to mention my 4890's didn't heat up that bad either when I was still rocking stock coolers.
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im thinking about re applying the thermal paste as he reccommend that but i have no idea on what to do or where it goes LMAO ive never thought about thermal pasting a gpu... and just for yalls info.. THE STICKERS you can remove as long as your not in uk or canada it doesnt void warranty for xfx cards you can take the seals off as well they dont matter in the US so good luck on that if yall want to open up your 4890s lol
    
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RMA it.
Don't settle for less on "replacements."
And make sure they pay for the shipping label.


ROFL i paid 17 dollars shipping the first time could i have had that for free??? what about this time hwop do i get them to pay for it ahha I HAVENT applied the Thermal PASTE yet i was goign to as tehy said it could be bad paste and that it could lower 15c if i re apply and let it break in..


real temp says my VID voltage is 1.053v
    
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im thinking about re applying the thermal paste as he reccommend that but i have no idea on what to do or where it goes LMAO ive never thought about thermal pasting a gpu... and just for yalls info.. THE STICKERS you can remove as long as your not in uk or canada it doesnt void warranty for xfx cards you can take the seals off as well they dont matter in the US so good luck on that if yall want to open up your 4890s lol
Its a good idea.
Something like Arctic Silver 5 applied properly could get that GPU back to normal temps, then 5-6C below that.
It sounds like there isn't much on there or maybe some parts went to heaven.
You heatsink is throughly cleaned out right?
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