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Old July 25, 2008, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by no_pulse View Post
Note: I read that if your GTX 280 is reaching temps of 110c after an hour of gameplay, to RMA. According to BFG and EVGA if your card is reaching temps of 100c or over, its defective. Some people have RMA'd their GTX 280 3 times until they got one that wasn't defective and was reaching normal temps of 70c to 80c after an hour of gameplay.

Apparently GTX 260 don't have this overheating issue.
That's what happens when you have a massive die with such low yields. Defects are bound to arise and thermal envelopes will be pushed.

Though from that post, the guy just had poor case air flow. So I'm going to say overheating is mainly due to the fact people shove these massive cards into tiny cases with poor front intake fans or horrible cable management and thus all the card has is hot air to suck in.
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