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Windows 7: Finally bought an AMD 7870

29 Apr 2013   #41
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

I'll talk to XFX and hope for the best. In the mean time I'll try with another TIM in case this one wasn't all that good and see if there is any improvement.

As far as I remember, TIM does have a cure time to achieve it's maximum transfer rate as well, right?


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29 Apr 2013   #42
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Some will have a fairly significant drop in temps after it has cured, and some will only drop a degree or two. I would try some mild gaming with it and keep an eye on temps.......might as well get some use out of it until you have to send it back, if it comes to that.
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29 Apr 2013   #43
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Yeah, I also unplugged my second monitor to help temperatures go down a bit and later I will just randomly start less demanding games. Hopefully this tim does take its time to cure and causes a difference.
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29 Apr 2013   #44
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Goodluck on the new paste did you buy silver paste?
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29 Apr 2013   #45
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Nah, the only paste available at my store was Cooler Master thermalfusion 400. But my current one was a no name paste. So I'll be sure to check if that has a big difference.

I just spoke to XFX and at first the agent was reluctant to let me open up the card since I was in Mexico, but then said ''you know what, go ahead and change the paste and resit the fan and heatsink, if it doesn't work we will issue an RMA for you''

So I guess it's good news..?
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29 Apr 2013   #46
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

I spoke once again with XFX to get details for the RMA process. I was told that since it can take a while for the whole process due being in another country that they would ship me a new shroud as the agent said that when it comes to overheating problems, the issue is down to bad cooling, either the fan, or the heatsink itself.

However, he DID say he would try sending a double dissipation chassis, but my card is the one fan core edition, I let him know this and he said it was a good question if you could put a DD shroud into a Core card. Does anybody happen to know if you can?
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29 Apr 2013   #47
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Technically your card isn't even broken, you are going by temps ONLY?

You did clean the old thermal paste off the GPU AND the heatsink before applying the new stuff?

You should get good paste, no name is probably not a good idea, but I think you needed to adjust the fan(s) speed before even getting to that, first.

You were told temps in the 80s is OK, and you had hit max of 89 with high end games with high+ settings, of course the temp goes near it's MAX!
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29 Apr 2013   #48
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Yeah, it's only temps. Performance is beautiful, but I cannot game with the stress of my card reaching the 90's and I rather not break the card if it's something simple. You never know when you will stop paying attention to temperature and suddenly get a black screen.

I bought the CM thermalfusion 400 paste and i'm getting it tomorrow night hopefully. Though I don't think it will bring my card from 100 back to 80's...

XFX sent the new cooler already, so hopefully all goes well.
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29 Apr 2013   #49
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Good luck, I hope it works out for you.
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29 Apr 2013   #50
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Good job can't wait for your results
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