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Thinking about sending my 4890 back for RMA

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May 17, 2010 3:31:55 PM

I have had a few problems with my XFX Radeon 4890.

First, whenever I move the core clock above 870 (stock core clock @ 850) the card overheats and crashes within minutes. The card also overheats and I experience the vertical lines going down the screen. I have never RMA'ed anything before and I was wondering if anyone had any experience doing it.

Will they send me back another 4890 or a different card?

What will happen if they do not think anything is wrong with the card?

My previous RMA request expired (expired May13th) because I was hesitant to send the card back. Will this be held against me?

Thanks.

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May 17, 2010 5:36:59 PM

The card is only rated to be stable at its stock clocks, anything over that it a bonus. You can't RMA a product because its a bad overclocker. Why not manually up the fan speed on the card so it doesn't overheat?
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May 17, 2010 6:00:16 PM

How hot does it get before it crashes?

Is catalyst overdrive automatically upping your fan speed?

My 4890 idles at 60c (high I know, but its normal) and gets as high as 80c. And I think 63c/85c overclocked.

This is with a 4870 chugging under it.

If you're overheating/unstable at stock at a decent fanspeed i'd send it in. However, like omg said, if this is only when you OC you'll likely get your card sent back to you.
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May 17, 2010 6:14:45 PM

It gets between 75-85c before it crashes. It sometimes becomes unstable even at stock clocks.
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May 24, 2010 12:57:40 AM

I know my friend's 4890 crashes with even a slight overclock. I think this is normal.
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May 24, 2010 1:32:06 AM

cowgod2007 said:
I know my friend's 4890 crashes with even a slight overclock. I think this is normal.



Thanks for the info. I bought a new case (Antec 902) and everything runs 10C cooler. Like your friend, I can not overclock it at all. Although I have heard some people can overclock their 4890 with ease.
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December 17, 2010 12:27:05 AM

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