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Old 06-07-2013, 02:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Definitely sounds like a thermal issue with your GPU, did you try reapplying thermal paste? Any idea what sort of temps you were hitting? Also with regards to your warranty, lots of cards have 3 year manufacturer warranty, so might be worth checking it out.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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damn it i think i recently threw away the box. it was a pny xlr8 card though.

i just looked it up on google. buyer responsible for shipping cost. **** it, i bought a new card already.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Awww, the MSI and EVGA 660s are the best out there for the same price

Do they take returns?
The difference is pretty big.
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Awww, the MSI and EVGA 660s are the best out there for the same price

Do they take returns?
The difference is pretty big.
they do take returns, but the asus is also the only 660 in stock. there was 1 msi, but it was an opened item.

what makes them better?
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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What I was implying heinous, was damage from overheating it... But clearly you're not, so it may just be a faulty card (I've had a few faulty components over the years and always RMA'd em with ncix)
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they do take returns, but the asus is also the only 660 in stock. there was 1 msi, but it was an opened item.

what makes them better?
Depending upon card, you may get a chip that's "binned" higher, you end up with a card that OCs higher (and with the 600 series, they basically self OC), or stays cooler than a lower binned card at the same clocks. You also get a better warranty. For example, EVGAs AR series cards have a lifetime warranty.

I've read mixed reviews of Asus's GPU and mobo RMAs. I've had nothing but good experiences when I RMAd my laptop. Now the quality of the laptop? Different story.

Either way, enjoy the card. Should serve you fine for years to come.

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What I was implying heinous, was damage from overheating it... But clearly you're not, so it may just be a faulty card (I've had a few faulty components over the years and always RMA'd em with ncix)
It's still possible. The 400 series was a space heater compared to the 600 series. The 600 series runs a LOT cooler. I went from a 460 to a 560ti 448 to a 670. The 670 is far and away the coolest, even though the 670 has a much worse cooler. If for some reason the cooler came separated from the die, it could be enough to push it over. Unlikely, but possible.

But still, not that big a deal. The system works.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
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awesome. thanks.

yeah, the 460 really heated up the room sometimes.

in fact, its fan was really, really loud. i didn't realize it was so loud until i installed this asus 660.

it was a pny 460 with 1 fan and 2 power plugs. the new asus has 2 fans 1 power plug and still quieter...
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more fans means they're able to spin more slowly than a single fan. I've had some computer fans that sound like they're going to take off on me. I finally ended up buying a massive cpu heatsink/fan that is quiet and doesn't need to spin as fast to move the same air as a smaller, faster fan.

I've had some crazy noisy GPU fans as well. My 550ti is louder than my CPU fan and that makes me pretty happy. my computer is super quiet.
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so i just got off metro last light, and the gpu tweak monitor reads 75 degrees.

i don't have much room for extra fans in the tower. the new card is already bigger than the 460. it barely leaves enough room for the power supply cable to go behind it.

should i just like, put a desk fan next to the tower...
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oh **** I missed your question about manufacturer... MSI Is definitely the best, but not important if you don't overclock. Asus is good quality and can OC a bit as well.

75C is fine for GPU, don't let it go higher than 90 under constant load, 100C is the usual do-not-exceed for GPUs. keeping it under 80 is ideal with good air cooling.
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