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its simple: if you do not turn up the fan on that card, its gets way too hot because the cooler is crappy as hell. I had one and had the same problem.
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i see well i guess 84 percent at all times will be fine it sounds loud but its a low town compared to my 120mm fans in my haf 932 case being higher pitched.
    
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Try emailing them. Get in touch and tell them the problem you are having, again. If they tell you they'll RMA is then get them to pay shipping. If your running CF, can you wait the week or so it takes? Or you could try and get a new card and sell your other 4890
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They have a support login on their site, you can shoot them a mail there. Same place you RMA pretty much. But they are dastardly cheap and on their ground of what they don't want (which is, anything but your money, they don't want anything but your money).
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lol @ people trying to help after porblem is solved

fan speed is your friend.
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lol @ people trying to help after porblem is solved

fan speed is your friend.
Fan speed won't help, seeing as how the VRM's will still overheat, even with the fan at 100% fan speed.

It's a design flaw from XFX, that has traveled with them to every non reference card they've made since then. The 4890's are just more well known for it.
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Bingo!!!! Ding ding ding!!!

XFX sent you the famed "bad batch" back. That's all they have left in the 4890's, last time I checked. Granted that was a few months ago now.

Test out just that one card. I'll bet it doesn't perform near what a 4890 should either.

RMA it again, tell them you expect a card back that works properly. When you get a new one back, sell it and get rid of XFX as a whole....buy another 4890 from a reputable company.
This. you have consumer rights.

Tell them to give you a proper working card, and if it is not up to standard, and the shipping fees paid, you will take it to small claims court or whatever you have in America.
post #48 of 53
It's honestly pretty bad, when I KNEW before I even clicked this thread the first time, that it was going to be an XFX 4890.
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post #49 of 53
Guess XFX just stuck it in the oven and mailed it to you You mentioned this is the top card in crossfire, any difference when you switch them out?
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Fan speed won't help, seeing as how the VRM's will still overheat, even with the fan at 100% fan speed.

It's a design flaw from XFX, that has traveled with them to every non reference card they've made since then. The 4890's are just more well known for it.
lol dude, that clearly isnt true because I was able to volt mod my card and run it @ 1.55v and 1120 core on water (NOT full cover)....VRM's didn't explode and I sold the card working just as well as when I received it.

EDIT:it may have happened to some, but it doesnt happen to all.
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