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Old August 5, 2010, 10:13 AM
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Oh good, glad to know I am not the only one. Bit off topic here but I was just wondering if you knew anything about the Heatpipes on the EVGA GTX 480 - I have watched a few unboxing video's and when I unpacked my GTX 480 I did not get the bumper sticker and the Heat pipes were pretty lumpy.. I don't care about the bumper sticker too much just thought it was odd it was not in the packaging and I don't know if the heatpipes are supposed to be smooth because they look pretty smooth in all the vid's I have watched..

The seal was there and all but I just wanted to make sure I am not getting a display card or something like that just because of the money I put into this card I want to make sure it's fresh and brand new.. I don't remember peeling a sticker of the plastic casing either... Hmmm..

What do you think?
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Old August 5, 2010, 11:15 AM
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Don't know myself, but if you take a few pics of what you're talking about, I'm sure somebody has the same model to compare with.
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Old August 5, 2010, 02:02 PM
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Thanks, I probably should have looked into it a bit more than I did. I probably did something wrong because I did not look up the detail specific guide on what to do.. also no one else reported melting so I am thinking my old oven was a little too hot, I know the timing was perfect though.

Oh well all the more reason to hurry up and get my new rig running :)
Quick thought on that (though it's too late now)
Since most members here are from North America & you're in Oz:

North America for some reason uses Fahrenheit as the default temp setting in ovens.
Oz I assume is the same as NZ and uses Celsius.
Did you use the 385f temp suggested earlier but set your oven at 385c?

If so, that'd explain the "too hot" part
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Old August 5, 2010, 02:51 PM
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Quick thought on that (though it's too late now)
Since most members here are from North America & you're in Oz:

North America for some reason uses Fahrenheit as the default temp setting in ovens.
Oz I assume is the same as NZ and uses Celsius.
Did you use the 385f temp suggested earlier but set your oven at 385c?

If so, that'd explain the "too hot" part
Yeah, that could do it.
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Old August 5, 2010, 08:12 PM
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Quick thought on that (though it's too late now)
Since most members here are from North America & you're in Oz:

North America for some reason uses Fahrenheit as the default temp setting in ovens.
Oz I assume is the same as NZ and uses Celsius.
Did you use the 385f temp suggested earlier but set your oven at 385c?

If so, that'd explain the "too hot" part
Haha, No I put it in at 190-200'C (roughly 370~390'F). My oven wont even go past 250'C also I think the damage to the card would be quite bad at those temps haha.

Thanks though.
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