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    Graphics card overheating - BFG GTX280


    Graphics card overheating - BFG GTX280
    Well since i've built my computer last Christmas its been overheating randomly but now i cant play 1 game without a hard crash where i have to manually start it up again.

    What could be the problem i've replaced all my stock fans with faster once that move more air.

    GPU Idle temp: 117*F / 47*C
    GPU Gaming Temp/Crashing Temp: 141.8*F / 61*C
    CPU Temp: 40*C
    CPU Crashing temp: 47*C

    More specs:
    "I don't overclock my comp"
    OS: Vista 64bit
    Graphics Card: Gtx 285 bfg
    CPU: Intel Core i7 "2.7ghz"
    CPU Heatsink: V8 Cooler Master
    Ram: 6 gig ram "3 stick ddr3"
    Desktop Res: 1900-1200
    PSU: Ultra X3 1600w Power Supply
    Case: Abs Canyon 695
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    if its been like that since stock, you might want to contact bfg for an RMA as you might have gotten one with a bad cooler
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    Your card isn't overheating. Mine ran at 105*C before I swapped the TIM. The board itself is faulty. BFG and EVGA have huge QC issues with that card. I went through 3 RMAs before I said screw it. FWIW there is a HUGE thread over on nvnews about it.

    EDIT: Here's the link:

    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=114925
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    hm i didnt see those temps clearly before, but yes the temps actually seem really good, i'd RMA for sure.
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    The crazy thing is that when it slows down the fps stay the same it looks as if the game / Vantage goes into slowmo mode.It runs with 1/4 of the normal speed for 5 seconds

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