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  1. RevOne

    Strange Overheating Issue HD 7870

    So, I ditched Furmark altogether since that was the only program giving me those ridiculously high temp readings. I did manage to hit 84°C after about an hour or two of Batman: Arkham City. In Battlefield 3 (Conquest Large MP, Ultra Preset, 1920 x 1080), the most I hit was 78° after about three...
  2. RevOne

    Strange Overheating Issue HD 7870

    It's funny you should mention that. The other strong contender that I was considering next to this card was a Twin Frozr GTX 660 :/ EDIT: Thought about getting this for it: ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid Extreme VGA Cooler ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler - Newegg.com ... but then I really...
  3. RevOne

    Strange Overheating Issue HD 7870

    Thanks :) Good advice. Years ago I had a Sparkle 7600GS and that thing pretty much fried itself to death (it was passive cooled). Looks like they've gotten their stuff together after all these years. It seriously put me off buying anything Sparkle-made after that card. Good to know some things...
  4. RevOne

    Strange Overheating Issue HD 7870

    Thanks for the head's up :) Gonna try to see if I find it using the search function. Here's a quote copied & pasted from the XFX Support site. This is the answer you get from the FAQ's if you select to create a ticket and select the category related to temps: Thanks :) Will DEFINITELY...
  5. RevOne

    Strange Overheating Issue HD 7870

    Very disappointed with the performance of this card's cooler. It almost makes you wonder why they bothered to put two fans on there. It's almost like they're happily twirling around and just peachy with letting the card reach up to 97°C only 6 or 7 minutes into the Furmark 1080p Burn In test. I...
  6. RevOne

    Strange Overheating Issue HD 7870

    Hmm,,, just going through the customer reviews on Newegg reveals that this is actually quite common with this 7870. I'm actually getting "good" temps compared to what some people are reporting up there (ranging from the upper 70's to upper 80's for most people). Wish I would have combed through...
  7. RevOne

    Strange Overheating Issue HD 7870

    Yeah, this bad boy is hitting what my HD 4890 used to in Furmark. Guess I was spoiled by the 6850, since it wasn't that powerful. Are GCN cards known to run this hot generally? EDIT: Ambient room temp is 22°C (72°F)
  8. RevOne

    Strange Overheating Issue HD 7870

    Thanks :) Yeah, the Battlefield 3 test didn't look that bad, I suppose... was just expecting more out of the "Double D" cooler. That Furmark business has me worried though. Gonna roll back to like Catalyst 13.2 real quick just for the sake of ruling out a possible driver issue (have heard things...
  9. RevOne

    Strange Overheating Issue HD 7870

    Yeah, could be. I'm looking into seeing if anyone else has reported these kind of results, particularly under Furmark. I'm wondering if my case fan config is contributing to the problem. Like the card is trying to dump hot air into the case, but the side and bottom fan are pushing it right back...
  10. RevOne

    Strange Overheating Issue HD 7870

    Thank you both for your willingness to lend a hand. Very much appreciated :) Here's a screenshot showing what the voltages and temps hit during a ten minute Battlefield 3 run (settings at 1920 x 1080, Ultra Preset)
  11. RevOne

    Strange Overheating Issue HD 7870

    Greetings folks :) I picked up this XFX HD 7870: XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Editi... Just finished installing it (I'm using the latest Catalyst 13.4 WHQL drivers), everything seemed to go smoothly... until I go to test it. At idle, I checked the temps using HWMonitor and...
  12. RevOne

    [FS] Copes 4th Of July Sell Off

    Bump for a great seller :) Thanks for the excellent item, price, shipping time, packaging, and service. Very happy with my purchase. GLWS!
  13. RevOne

    [FS/FT][US] I want a Titan sale. 6970s, XFIs, X79 mobo, V5700 Video Cards

    Bump for looking. Nice items. Wish I had the spare cash and I'd be all over that 6970 for that price :) GLWS!
  14. RevOne

    Advice: Thinking about upgrading RAM > 1866MHz (M5A97-AM3/AM3+)

    What i'm getting out it, is that I won't see any immediate difference, especially if I can potentially get the same performance (1600MHz) out of my current kit. And even once I get the FX-8350, the bump up to 1866MHz RAM will probably be where I see the increases least (in real-world, normal...
  15. RevOne

    Advice: Thinking about upgrading RAM > 1866MHz (M5A97-AM3/AM3+)

    It looks like the general consensus is to stick w/ the 1333MHz Dominators for now and try to tweak them to 1600MHz if I can... which I have to admit, based on the feedback, seems wisest. But I'll also be taking what both cadaveca & terrastrife stated into very strong consideration: Once I...
  16. RevOne

    Advice: Thinking about upgrading RAM > 1866MHz (M5A97-AM3/AM3+)

    Thanks! I might actually give that a shot, but at the time, I wasn't sure just how high I could take the voltages (the highest I tried was 1.7v) I know they will both do 1600MHz CL9 2T @ 1.7v, but I usually get a stopped worker in Prime95 about an hour after starting the test. This was the...
  17. RevOne

    Advice: Thinking about upgrading RAM > 1866MHz (M5A97-AM3/AM3+)

    Wow... great response to this guys. Thank you everyone! :) Yeah, I tried taking the Dominators to 1600MHz, but I don't know if it was the CPU, the board, or what (most likely my lack of experience/skill)... it just wouldn't fly. Tried everything from increasing voltages to raising timings...
  18. RevOne

    Advice: Thinking about upgrading RAM > 1866MHz (M5A97-AM3/AM3+)

    Greetings TPU Community :) Although this is my second build, I still consider myself pretty new to the DIY stuff... so here's my question (should anyone be kind enough to lend assistance): Current Mobo: Asus M5A97 Current CPU: Phenom II X4 820 (O.C.'ed to 3.4GHz) Current RAM kit...
  19. RevOne

    [FS][US] Ion's "I have too many CPUs"

    Awesome :) Thanks for the assist, Norton. Gonna try my luck on ebay, as well, I suppose :) Cool... yeah, I'm not in any rush. Just a little side project I was working on for kicks. Thanks! :) EDIT: Looking into it further, I think the Pentium D 945 would be my best bet for this...
  20. RevOne

    [FS][US] Ion's "I have too many CPUs"

    *snaps* I'm sorry I missed out on that one... Well, unfortunately, the machine I'm looking to drop one in only takes 800MHz FSB 775 Pentium 4's, Celeron D's, and Pentium D's. No Pentium Dual Cores, Core2Duo/Quad's, or Celeron Dual Cores, I'm afraid :/ Thanks, nonetheless for your...
  21. RevOne

    [FS][US] Ion's "I have too many CPUs"

    Hey Ion :) Any chance you might have a Pentium D 960 tucked away in "the stash" somewhere? (if not, perhaps another 945 or even a 950) Thanks in advance! EDIT: Also might be on the lookout for a Pentium 4 670 as an alternative; if I'm not able to find one of those Pentium D's.
  22. RevOne

    [FS/FT][US] Phenom II X4 820 + ASUS M5A78L-M LX

    Phenom II X4 820 + ASUS M5A78L-M LX - UPDATED on hold