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Old 03-06-2006, 11:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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careful! i recently bought the best 7800GT i could find by eVGA...was clocked at 470 mhz... overheats and locks up at 57+ degrees. the heatsink seems to be working fine....my case has 3 120mm fans, card gets plenty of air....but i had to underclock it to 448 for it work properly and not give me any lock ups
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Old 03-06-2006, 02:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Return it to the manufacturer. There is nothing wrong with the 7800gt core, its just you got a bad card.
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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running the same card i never get above 55c under load and absolutely no problems at all. definately rma it !!!
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Buy a new gpu cooler if you really feel like it. What does it idle at?
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I have the same one as you, the 470MHz version, not had a single problem.
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mines is at 445, and i overclocked it to 510 and no problems, 57C full load, stock cooler.

Return it for a new one, seems like you got a bad one
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Old 03-07-2006, 05:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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This seems to be the problem for the XFX cards. They have a nice low price and its OC PASSED the 7800 GTX!, .... this probaly results to over heating. Never has one tho.
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I believe you need to look for an update for that particular card. I heard the first few batches of evga came out with a problem of them not wanting to run at 470 but a BIOS update fixed it
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Old 03-07-2006, 05:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I believe you need to look for an update for that particular card. I heard the first few batches of evga came out with a problem of them not wanting to run at 470 but a BIOS update fixed it
Don't think so .. *Gasp*, This is nubius ..... *trembles*, .... help me... posting on the tech section *Nearly faints*, ....
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with all due respect kazama you haven't been around long enough to know peoples posting habits also
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This seems to be the problem for the XFX cards
its an eVGA card not XFX.

definitely RMA the card it's stuffed
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