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Applying a proper mount is going to help, but the fact of the matter is, that card does NOT have any sort of VRM cooling at all, and the stock cooler is laughable at best for the amount of heat that GPU puts out.

You really should RMA it and push for a PROPER card out of them. If not, then sell the new card in box, and buy a better company's 4890 to use in your crossfire setup.

And yes, you should use the highest percentage rubbing alcohol (you can find, I'd say 75% being minimum) + coffee filters / Q tips.
Has thermal pads against the red slate of aluminum that the plastic housing is bolted onto. Which cools better than any aftermarket VRM kit as far as I know. The only time I've seen them over 80 was after I had just installed the Mushashi's on both cards. I tightened the screws that held the aluminum slab against the card and they generally hit 75'ish now.

But yes indeed, XFX has proven to me that they're a ****filled company with no regard to anything but their pockets. I figured I had two of the good ones, it appears I only have one. The other one is currently going through an RMA after working for just under two years.
Edited by MasterFire - 3/18/11 at 11:16pm
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Dang, 60c max now? Heat sink must have been improperly mounted. Glad to hear lookin good now though.
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rofl it got up to 91c by the end of heaven bench mark 2.1 even after new thermal paste better than the 25 percent into teh benchmark and 98c
    
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how did you get another 4890? i rma'ed one for a friend and they sent me back a brand new 5830.
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i live in san antonio texas and its 68 outside and 74 inside my house... jsut some temps around me.. am i just running in a hott house as weell?
    
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how did you get another 4890? i rma'ed one for a friend and they sent me back a brand new 5830.
this frustrates me as I spent 17 dollars shipping it to XFX as well. from tx to cali
    
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is there such thing as my temps goign down in the next 24 hours by lettign the thermal paste "break in"?!?
    
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Tellin you man, they gave you one of those HD 4890's that runs hotter then it suppose to. A whole bunch of those were made, get you the newer revisions. Actually it might have been the newer revisions that ran hotter, cant remember, but get a good one sent to you.

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is there such thing as my temps goign down in the next 24 hours by lettign the thermal paste "break in"?!?
Yes a couple degrees but not enough to matter. I have always used AS5 and never noticed an improvement in giving it time to cure, only people talking bout it.
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I stopped using cf on my sabertooth in sig. I had 2 6850's but didn't like top card in cf idling like 20c more then bottom and hitting 90's. Slots on sabertooth are to close for duel slot cooling to me personally. Hope get yours figured out.
    
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is there such thing as my temps goign down in the next 24 hours by lettign the thermal paste "break in"?!?
Not enough to warrant anything.

What are your VRM temps like though. Those are what melt with the non-reference XFX cards (dead serious). You check check VRM temps by using GPUz, and making sure it "continues to refresh while in the background".
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