These guys at MSI are killing me. I have warrantied 4 cards now for overheating problems. This is their GTX560 Twin Frozer II product that has been nothing but a pain in my ass.
So with this card warranty, it was running at 88C stock at full load, they swapped the card and sent me a replacement, same as they've done before. The nice thing is that the turnaround is actually pretty quick, so props for that aspect. BUT, they sent me back the wrong card!
Instead of sending me a GTX560, they sent a GTX560Ti. Normally I would be thrilled for the free upgrade, but not this time. First off, I was running two 560's in SLI, so a ti is no help paired with the 560. I haven't actually tried to sli them yet but even if it somehow works the ti will be reduced to normal 560 specs. Second, the damn card reinforcing bracket is missing! The black bar that supports the card from warping is not there. And third, it runs HOT! Do they even look at the crap they send out, they clearly don't test it.
The box of the TFII claims how well it cools and guarantees temps under 70C at full load. I slapped it in, ran furmark and watched it climb to 73c. I turned up all the case fans to the highest setting and got the temps to drop to 71c. It's not hot here, only 62f (17C) in my office right now so it is definitely not ambient temps throwing this off.
I'm sure MSI will just swap it out again for me. Hell I'd just keep it and sell it now if it wasn't missing the bracket and overheating (albeit very slightly). The ti would at least fetch a higher price, but I'm not the type to try and pawn this off on some unsuspecting kid.
Very Very Frustrating.