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    Another Faulty Gpu!! :o

    The gods test a man's faith today!

    I can't believe it, its aproximately two weeks that I got my replacement GPU and already its myseteriously stopped working.

    Lets backtrack a little bit, first my motherboard mysteriously stops working, then my 7800GT is faulty and now my 7900GT!!

    I just want to cry

    Okay, heres the story, wake in the moring turn on PC, everythings fine and dandy, do my usual thing, its time for work turn off PC got work.

    Come back from work for my break, turn on PC, screens stay blank both monitors show the "no signal" light then the most dreaded of sounds..."System failed VGA test..."

    So thinking the GPU may have somehow overheated and blown its poor core in the time it took to detect the GPU etc. I frantically shutdown the PC buy pulling the cable out, then I began the sniffing for any smell of burning silicon.

    But nothing, so I figured it just my pc having a laugh with me. so i turn it on again and the same message then I really started to panic.

    I checked for loose cables, checked the PSU was plugged in properly etc checked that nothing had fallen on the GPU (of the metal kind) and wasn't shorting it out (its happened before :s), but alas, nothing...NOTHING :O

    I've tried reseatting it, I've tried it in the other PCI-e slot. same thing.

    I've heard a lot of bad things about XFX making dodgy cards, I thought that was just ATi hysteria but TWO GPUS? last time I ignore my common sense and go nVidia

    Oh man this is the first time I've been close to tears since I was little, I can't believe it!!

    Am I THE most unlucky person EVER or what?

    I don't know what Scan's poilicy is on double RMA's but all I want to do is play games, not mess people around, I've tried everything and its having none of it.

    I think I'm going to go cry to myself now

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    What brad of pwer suppla reyou usig, and do you use a surge protector ups? THat many faults says to me theres an underlying cause.

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    PM me your invoice number/s and ill look into this,

    Regards

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    Iv had multiple xfx cards in the past - all have been pap...theyve either been rubbish overclockers or developed faults - iv now got a generic 'galaxy' branded 7800gtx to replace my old xfx 7800gtx, and this card is a much better overclocker and has been going strong for a lot longer than any of my xfx cards ever did

    in short nvidia arent the problme, xfx just dont make great cards IMO... bfg,leadtek or generic pap ftw

    hope you get it sorted!

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    Thanks Phillip...

    I have an Antec 450w "Superflower" PSU and I've had it for at least a year...

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    Most unlucky... I think i come into that with you... My Mobo fried last thursday and wont have a new one till wednesday. Dammit gigabyte and all this time I have stood by gigabyte and its the first mobo ever to fry on me!

    Anyway i have an XFX 6800GS XXX Edition and nothing wrong at all - a little loud but hey...
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    BeanFro....as ever, you show yaself to be a polite, nice guy thanks for not ranting at the Scan dudes.

    I dont think XFX can really make a bad card though....I think you are just double unlucky my friend Those cores for the cards are the same as for loads of other people. It's pretty unlikely I'd say....but either way.....thanks for being so damn nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEANFro Elite
    The gods test a man's faith today!

    I can't believe it, its aproximately two weeks that I got my replacement GPU and already its myseteriously stopped working.

    Lets backtrack a little bit, first my motherboard mysteriously stops working, then my 7800GT is faulty and now my 7900GT!!

    I just want to cry

    Okay, heres the story, wake in the moring turn on PC, everythings fine and dandy, do my usual thing, its time for work turn off PC got work.

    Come back from work for my break, turn on PC, screens stay blank both monitors show the "no signal" light then the most dreaded of sounds..."System failed VGA test..."

    So thinking the GPU may have somehow overheated and blown its poor core in the time it took to detect the GPU etc. I frantically shutdown the PC buy pulling the cable out, then I began the sniffing for any smell of burning silicon.

    But nothing, so I figured it just my pc having a laugh with me. so i turn it on again and the same message then I really started to panic.

    I checked for loose cables, checked the PSU was plugged in properly etc checked that nothing had fallen on the GPU (of the metal kind) and wasn't shorting it out (its happened before :s), but alas, nothing...NOTHING :O

    I've tried reseatting it, I've tried it in the other PCI-e slot. same thing.

    I've heard a lot of bad things about XFX making dodgy cards, I thought that was just ATi hysteria but TWO GPUS? last time I ignore my common sense and go nVidia

    Oh man this is the first time I've been close to tears since I was little, I can't believe it!!

    Am I THE most unlucky person EVER or what?

    I don't know what Scan's poilicy is on double RMA's but all I want to do is play games, not mess people around, I've tried everything and its having none of it.

    I think I'm going to go cry to myself now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    BeanFro....as ever, you show yaself to be a polite, nice guy thanks for not ranting at the Scan dudes.

    I dont think XFX can really make a bad card though....I think you are just double unlucky my friend Those cores for the cards are the same as for loads of other people. It's pretty unlikely I'd say....but either way.....thanks for being so damn nice

    S! pilot.
    I've been raised by my parents to be civil, Scan isn't at fault, no one is at fault really but it seems I'm not meant to be playing good modern games.

    Some strange force wants me to die on a diet of CS 1.6

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    Must admit my old XFX 6800GT was a star worked fine, got myself a 7800GS and its been nowt but bother works when it wants to, wish I stuck with the 6800GT now Only got the 7800 as I got it for a real bargin

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    U been sorted bean? If not let me know...i cant have you off cs for long now can i?
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    I have to admit i havent been to impressed with XFX, especially after the two cards i have tried in the past few weeks (philipp) knows as i must have been the bain of his life in the past couple of weeks with returns etc... Plus i have noticed there is a lot of complaints on the XFX forums about theyre cards. Its a shame really i dont think i will be buying another XFX anytime soon, Im now using a 7800gtx by pixelview, which seems to now be holding out strong... i sure hope that XFX cards redeem themselves though.

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    T'is very strange, I got an XFX 7800GT and not had any problems what so ever

    feelin for ya beanfro (not in any "special" way though before anyone gets any wrong ideas
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    And my cards been great as well

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    Several XFX cards we have used for customers at work have had issues with the fans, I believe it occured more than twice on the 6600 series, probably GT I believe.

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