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new gtx 770 odd burning smell.. plzz help!!

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March 26, 2014 1:20:28 PM

i have just bought the gtx 770 amp edition and installed it..and i coudnt help but notice a burning smell just a few mins after i run a game(ac4) from my pc and the same thing happened when i opened my cabinet and tried to run it again...the source of this weird burning smell seems to b the gtx 770 that is the upper gap between the pcb and the heat sink along with burning hot air blowing through it even after running a game just for 15mins after starting my system.. i just shut down the system after this happened and touched d back of the gpu and man it was way too hot!!

my pc specs are:
i7 3770 3.4ghz
ga b75 d3h motherboard
4 sticks of ddr3 ram
600 watts cooler master psu
1 regular sata hdd
1 dvd writer
2 standard 120mm fans and 1 120mm led fan (apart from the cpu fan)
no liquid cooling system

please tell me what the issue is here??

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March 26, 2014 1:29:35 PM

Is your graphics card plugged in with the two PCIE ports on the top?

Use a software like HWMonitor and see what temperatures it's getting up to.
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March 26, 2014 1:32:23 PM

I take it the 'amp' part is some sort of overclocking? To state the obvious the card sounds like it is overheating, maybe will damage it or maybe not but I would clock it slower until you sort this out.
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March 26, 2014 1:34:15 PM

@CraigN ..well der is 1 8pin and 1 6pin power supply input at the top which is plugged it and when i checked the temperature using speccy it said it was 53 to 56 varying but along with the smell and a hot pc cabinet
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March 26, 2014 1:36:18 PM

notherdude.. i havent overclocked it.. just running it as it is after installing it
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March 26, 2014 1:37:50 PM

You don't have to overclock it - the Amp edition is stock overclocked. He's saying try reducing it to stock factory clocks (Check the NVIDIA website for stock clocks).

56C is pretty low..especially for something that smells like it's starting to cook.
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March 26, 2014 1:39:53 PM

I know but it sounds like that card is factory overclocked? Hence the "amp" in the name? Regardless if it smells like it is burning I would try running stock speeds just in case they didn't really test your card to see if it would handle the increase, if you have a cramped hot case that might push it over the edge.

Just a suggestion. Seems like minor overheating would just cause crashing and not burning, but then again maybe . .
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March 26, 2014 1:40:02 PM

exactly i dont get why i can smell it so badly at 56 C .. its the same smell as that of a tip of a shouldering iron
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March 26, 2014 1:43:13 PM

rhey guys rightnow...i had kept ac4 on to see if it happens again after 15mins and i dont know some fast beeping sound just started.. i freaked out thinking it was some heating alarm and i shut my pc down.. btw ill try reducing the clock speed
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March 26, 2014 1:56:59 PM

Sounds like a temperature alarm. Are you sure the CPU isn't overheating instead?
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March 26, 2014 1:58:53 PM

na man my cpu temp neva went above 53 C
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March 26, 2014 1:59:01 PM

If it smells and is overheating I would RMA it right away, sounds like a defective card...
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March 26, 2014 2:03:17 PM

I'm there with Mason. If it's doing that, it sounds like you've got a bad chip at this point.
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March 26, 2014 2:42:26 PM

well reducing the clock speeds did help actually.. it aint smelling that much now its now running at 52 to 54 C i brought gpu clock frm 1150 to 1046 and mem clock frm 1800 to 1700.. is that fine or should i be worried?
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March 26, 2014 2:46:08 PM

but i gotta ask if u get something like an oc edition or an amp edition.. should it heat up and smell like this if its running on its default(predefined high clock) if runs a game for 15 to 20mins??...
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March 26, 2014 2:55:22 PM

vish1756 said:
but i gotta ask if u get something like an oc edition or an amp edition.. should it heat up and smell like this if its running on its default(predefined high clock) if runs a game for 15 to 20mins??...


It should NOT fail to run properly at the factory settings (which means the factory set overclock). (Assuming you are still under warranty )Now that the burning smell is reduced I'd get in contact with the manufacturer and simply tell them the card is making a burning smell and get them to send you a replacement! You definitely deserve a card that isn't burning. Their tech support had no doubt encountered this problem and may or may not have some other suggestion but you NEED to contact them

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March 26, 2014 3:09:02 PM

hmm that smell is back even at reduced speeds.. ill get a replacement... just bought it 2day.. thanx alot 4 d help guys :) 
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March 26, 2014 3:10:34 PM

coz even at reduced speeds the temperature goes above 64 wen i was running ac4 for abt 30mins or so along with a heated cabitnet with that smell again :p 
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June 16, 2014 12:48:26 PM

I'd be interested to hear how you get on if you get a replacement. I've had the same problem (burning smell) with a PC using a GTX 650. I don't know if it's the GTX 650 that's causing the smell.
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