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Old June 25, 2010, 04:33 PM
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It worked perfectly until Tuesday, I booted my PC and it immediately started artifacting like crazy in the desktop and it would crash the PC as soon as I would try I start a game. Reinstalled the drivers and tested the cards individually and it was the card I got at launch, contacted evga and they said it needed to be replaced.
Maybe its Win 7/drivers and nvidia drivers in conflict. Find your error dump and start googling, or RMA.
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Old June 25, 2010, 04:41 PM
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I O/C my GTX470 for folding. I forgot to use my custom fan profile and set the voltage to 1087 instead of 987, system completely overheated and the card/everything else is still alive. You probably just got a dud.
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Old June 25, 2010, 04:53 PM
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Maybe its Win 7/drivers and nvidia drivers in conflict. Find your error dump and start googling, or RMA.
The card was screwed.
Shipped it back to evga yesterday.
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Old June 25, 2010, 06:48 PM
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I have been using my GTX 480 lightly for the past week. My idle temp is 40C with the fan set to 60%. I have been playing Fallout 3 and the temps never go above 70C, usually around 68C. That would be after a few hours of play. Again, fan set to 60%. When I run the Heaven Bench or Supersonic Sled, just playing around, I have seen temps up in the low to mid 80C. I have not seen anything over 90C.

I am using Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit in a HAF Case. NVidia drivers are the new 257.21s.

I think the heat thing is overblown. Very satisfied with the card so far, you may have just had the bad luck to get a dud. I always tell my friends that with electronics if it lasts the first 6 months, chances are it will run for years with normal care and use. YMMV with overclocking and volt mods, of course :)
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Old June 26, 2010, 03:36 PM
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I think the heat thing is overblown. Very satisfied with the card so far, you may have just had the bad luck to get a dud.
I agree, they aren't any hotter than the cards I was using before. Sh*t happens, glad I had two cause it made testing easier.
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Old June 29, 2010, 09:21 PM
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I have been using my GTX 480 lightly for the past week. My idle temp is 40C with the fan set to 60%. I have been playing Fallout 3 and the temps never go above 70C, usually around 68C. That would be after a few hours of play. Again, fan set to 60%. When I run the Heaven Bench or Supersonic Sled, just playing around, I have seen temps up in the low to mid 80C. I have not seen anything over 90C.

I am using Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit in a HAF Case. NVidia drivers are the new 257.21s.

I think the heat thing is overblown. Very satisfied with the card so far, you may have just had the bad luck to get a dud. I always tell my friends that with electronics if it lasts the first 6 months, chances are it will run for years with normal care and use. YMMV with overclocking and volt mods, of course :)
I don't understand why everyone else is getting good temps
with there 480's, I just got my 480 yesterday and it's idling at
58-63 c, and while playing metro 2033 it goes all the way up
to 92 c, does anyone have an explanation for this?
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Make a manual fan profile with something like MSI Afterburner. I made mine run at 55% at idle, and go all the way to 85% when it hit 90C. Full load with both Furmark and Kombustor running was 88C
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Make a manual profile like hacksaw said.

With your HAF932, all the wires managed good, you got the fans running full or speed controlled? What fan speed is your card at when its running?

I game for hours Maxxed on a 465 and it doesn't break 47 in my Lexa S (Fan @ 75%).

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Old July 6, 2010, 08:06 PM
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Got a replacement yesterday. Less then 2 weeks to request rma,ship card to California and receive a new one.
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Been beating the heck out of my two since I got them and no problems yet.
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