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Thread: Evga 7900GS GS dying?

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    I bought the card a few weeks ago, and everything worked flawlessly and even the load temperature was in the 40s. Ran very cool, so I OCed the stock speeds to 623/1580mhz, and the temperature didn't rise too much, to low 50s and was cool to the touch.

    However since yesterday I started to get random artefacts in game, and after a while the monitor would go black, while the PC and sound would still be running. After a restart, I changed speeds back to stock and the temperature fell back to the 40s again. Even running stock now, I still get artefacts in game and just had my screen blacked out while playing DOD: source.

    So, is my Gfx card dying? Can I prevent further damage? I'll RMA it soon probably. Only had it for a few weeks.
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    The important thing is to know what the temps are under full load.

    Now if you have damaged it from overheating while overclocked then I don't think it's right to RMA it. After all the problem was caused by you.

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    Under full load:

    Stock=49C

    OCed to 623/1580=54C

    Also, if I RMA it, how would they know that I OCed it prevously?
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    Man that's pretty sad... you just got this thing too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler View Post
    Under full load:

    Stock=49C

    OCed to 623/1580=54C

    Also, if I RMA it, how would they know that I OCed it prevously?
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    Didn't you get an EVGA card? their warranty covers everything except physical damage. (that means they cover over clocking)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiranai_Baka View Post
    Didn't you get an EVGA card? their warranty covers everything except physical damage. (that means they cover over clocking)


    Freaking awesome.

    RMAing it today

    Just put together $150 or so anyway, so with the $160 from the 7900GS and the newly acquired $150 I'll proly get a 8800GTS 640mb
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    I hope you have fun with that 8800GTS! I LOVE my superclocked one. Put EVERYTHING on max on 1680x1050 and it doesn't even slow down the frames one bit on C&C3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler View Post
    Just put together $150 or so anyway, so with the $160 from the 7900GS and the newly acquired $150 I'll proly get a 8800GTS 640mb
    We'll see how long this one lasts ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler View Post
    Just put together $150 or so anyway, so with the $160 from the 7900GS and the newly acquired $150 I'll proly get a 8800GTS 640mb
    We'll see how long this one lasts ya
    They do have a tendency of dying on me...
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