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Windows 7: My vid card exploded'd!! :'(

05 Sep 2009   #11
Espair

Windows 7, RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steve123MC View Post
I don't suppose you registered on the XFX website within the 30 days of purchase to receive the lifetime warranty did you?
No =(

Is HIS a good brand?


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05 Sep 2009   #12
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Wow, Look on eBay


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05 Sep 2009   #13
Steve123MC

Windows 7
 
 

Capacitor Replacement Tutorial
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05 Sep 2009   #14
Espair

Windows 7, RTM x64
 
 

Nice vid thanks, i'll look up the next one by that guy definitly

Though i will get a new card i still wanna fix this one at some point in time
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05 Sep 2009   #15
Steve123MC

Windows 7
 
 

If i were you i would stick with Nvidia.
How much $ did you want to spend for your next graphics card?
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05 Sep 2009   #16
Espair

Windows 7, RTM x64
 
 

150$-200$ish, i was thinkin radeon for a change since they have GDDR5 memory and GeForce is a little more expensive.

I can get a 4870 1GB 750 clock speed for 150ish.

I have a question, would it be worth the extra 50$ for the 4890?

And whats this about the 5000 series i hear, would that give these cards a decent price drop?

im on my dads laptop which is a pain and getting hot so im gonna log i'll look more tomarrow
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05 Sep 2009   #17
Steve123MC

Windows 7
 
 

I would suggest either the BFG GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16

or the BFG GeForce GTX 260 OCX MAXCORE 55 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16

Also check out Benchmarks here ATI Radeon HD 4890 vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 - TechSpot

A couple other reasons to go with Nvidia are:
1. Nvidia are pulling in many game developers to use their PhysX and other technologies.
2. Nvidia has better driver support than ATI.

I think you have a good point about ATI's next graphics card having an effect on prices.
You should see price drops from both nvidia and ati.
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06 Sep 2009   #18
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

also......see if you can stick your PSU on a ''multimeter'', make sure the voltages are up to spec & not fluctuating wildly on the 12v rail..


if your PSU is on its way out, it has a funny way of taking out other components as it leaves....lol

what is your PSU..?? (make / model)
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06 Sep 2009   #19
dw96

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
ati sux
Then why do you say in your system specs that you love your ATI???
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06 Sep 2009   #20
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dw96 View Post
Then why do you say in your system specs that you love your ATI???
because nvidia blows (capacitors)
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