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Corday Rynir

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PostSubject: AAAAUUGGGGHH!!!   Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:17 pm

So... you know what's worse than expecting a package to arrive on Friday and it's delayed till Monday?

When the package shows up on time, you take it upstairs, bust open your shiny new toy, plug it in and...

THE F*@#$ thing is defective!

The moment I turned my computer back on after plugging in my shiny new GTX 460, the screen has hundreds of half-inch long horizontal white lines across it. The lines flicker, but I can still see the screen. Okay... I figure it just needs the drivers, so I put in the CD, install the drivers, and re-boot. Upon Windows opening, I get an error message warning me the drivers weren't installed correctly and I need to re-install them. Great...

Maybe I need to download the latest drivers... I do that, and install them. Re-boot... no change.

Okay... maybe my GTX260 drivers and montoring programs are screwing with the new install. I uninstall all the GTX 260 stuff, re-install the GTX 460 stuff and reboot. Still get same warning.

So I take out the GTX 460, put the 260 back in... all is well. At least I know it's not the mobo or something...

Oh well... Newegg is easy to return and exchange stuff with so it's not the end of the world... but it sure ruined my weekend :(

Sorry for the rant but I had to put it somewhere.

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PostSubject: Re: AAAAUUGGGGHH!!!   Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:31 pm

Got a faulty EVGA card from new egg once and they were real simple. I do buy more from my local microcenter now though since its down the street and takes less time than a mail exchange. Peace of mind and all. Although I do still use New Egg.
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Corday Rynir

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PostSubject: Re: AAAAUUGGGGHH!!!   Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:35 pm

I live in So Cal, about 30 minutes from their distribution center, so I get stuff from them next day.

If they allowed walk ups I'd go exchange it this afternoon...

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PostSubject: Re: AAAAUUGGGGHH!!!   Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:38 pm

Well that sucks, but hopefully you'll get it replaced by early next week. I'm eager to see your difference in scores...
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Corday Rynir

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PostSubject: Re: AAAAUUGGGGHH!!!   Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:49 pm

Probably won't get my new one until Thursday at the very earliest.

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PostSubject: Re: AAAAUUGGGGHH!!!   Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:04 am

I always get jipped with ram I order. Now I always goto the store and make them install and test them in store before I take them.

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PostSubject: Re: AAAAUUGGGGHH!!!   Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:46 am

Sapphire for ATI, Gigabyte for nVidia. I've never gone wrong with that combo before.

With that said, most brands today are relatively solid and offer nice variants as well.

Sorry to hear you got unlucky man.
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PostSubject: Re: AAAAUUGGGGHH!!!   Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:34 am

I am a xfx guy for ati and nvidia I like BFG normally although I have had a EVGA card
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PostSubject: Re: AAAAUUGGGGHH!!!   Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:35 pm

Roan Varuna wrote:
Sapphire for ATI, Gigabyte for nVidia. I've never gone wrong with that combo before.

With that said, most brands today are relatively solid and offer nice variants as well.

Sorry to hear you got unlucky man.

I think it was just bad luck. All I've seen on the interwebz about this card is positive, so I am hoping I have better luck on the next card they send me.

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PostSubject: Re: AAAAUUGGGGHH!!!   Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:07 pm

Dead cards and other components happen, though personally I've never once had a DoA item, I have seen it reported on Newegg on occasion.
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