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June 28, 2011, 11:34:17 AM
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So, if anyone remembers, I bought a used 5870 which overheated at 90° with open case and extra table-fans. Today I got my refund.

Sucky thing is, that I couldn't mine when dificulty was 500k until now. So a lot of money "lost" (or, not earned)


I already bought another 500W PSU (my old 430w bequiet PSU is still in the case and the 500w is still original packed/weld)  and  2 case fans to keep up with the power consume and heat, wouldn't be a bit useless if I wouldn#t use it...


I'm thinking about buying another card because I might wanna play some games on 1/2GB card instead of my 640M one in the future, and maybe for mining. (Which I'd do since if the card can handle it and it's just over the electricity bill, there's no use in not doing it)

Should I check out ebay as people are starting to sell their cards now for a cheap-deal?

Do I get a new one to not get this overheating crap again, get a proper guarantee deal etc?

Or do I invest in Bitcoins and buy myself a card when difficulty got up again and card prices at ebay are going even lower?

Thanks for help.


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June 28, 2011, 04:53:29 PM
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So your 5870 just stopped working once it reached 90c?  Or did you send it in for a refund because it couldn't keep itself cool under load?
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June 28, 2011, 10:00:42 PM
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I had another topic with my overheating card.

Basically i got up to 105° and crashed while mining in a closed case with one case fan
And up to 85-90° with case open and a table fan pointing to the card. It crashed again and I wouldn't work anymore. Send it back and got a refund.
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