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    Headlines - NVIDIA issues ConnectorGate damage control statement

    GPU giant offers some more details on the extent of its weak die/packaging material issue.
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    Re: Headlines - NVIDIA issues ConnectorGate damage control statement

    Doesn't sound like they're providing any information or clarity at all.

    "the likelihood is a product of environmental, usage and configuration factors" - how has the envionmental, usage and configuration of laptops changed so significantly in the last few months that it's suddenly breaking chips?

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    Re: Headlines - NVIDIA issues ConnectorGate damage control statement

    I think they're saying: the problem is restricted to notebooks and the matter of which notebooks will be affected is influenced by those factors.

    Agreed, there are still a lot of unanswered questions, but it was nice to have at least one matter - that of desktops - addressed directly.

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    Re: Headlines - NVIDIA issues ConnectorGate damage control statement

    Well the way they're addressing it isn't very re-assuring. If they're saying that it's "a product of environmental, usage and configuration factors" then of course it's going to be different on a desktop because they share none of those factors with a laptop.

    That doesn't tell me whether I've got a defective chip or not that might or might not have reduced lifespan as a result.

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    Re: Headlines - NVIDIA issues ConnectorGate damage control statement

    Agreed, we'll keep digging...

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    Re: Headlines - NVIDIA issues ConnectorGate damage control statement

    So what they're basically saying is "we don't know/want you to know which chips have been affected, only which series, and we're still not going to tell you, and so we can't/won't address the situation by recalling affected systems, so cross your fingers and hope that when it dies, it does so within warranty. We hope it's outside of it."

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