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ATOJAR
10-19-06, 03:03 AM
First off ive had two different 7900 GTX's, the first was super overclocked @ 675/1.75 and the second was at stock speeds of 650/1.6, both of these cards have failed on me with the exact same problem.. the bad memory problem.

So im going to RMA this card AGAIN and go for a 7950GT 512MB @ 550/1.4, yeah its a slight bit slower BUT i want a card thats not going to fail on me after 2-3 weeks, basicaly what im asking is has anybody heard anything bad about the 7950GT? i.e bad memory or any other reason not to get one?

Cheers.

john19055
10-19-06, 08:02 AM
Have you tried lowering the memory speed and see if that fixes it.

Xion X2
10-19-06, 08:11 AM
Slowing the memory speed might fix the GTX, Atojar. The 7900GTO's/7950GT's are basically lower-binned re-badged GTX's with the memory clocked down to 1400mhz. You might want to try doing that first.

ATOJAR
10-19-06, 12:05 PM
Thanks for the replys guys, yeah lowering the memory MAY fix the problem but for how long? as far as i am concerned the cards not doing/running as advertised...... its broken!

ATOJAR
10-19-06, 02:10 PM
well lowering the memory fixed the problem, i knew i could do that just didnt really want to,.... oh well looks like its RMA time again!

Medion
10-19-06, 02:54 PM
Lowering the memory is never the right option IMO. You pay for a card to work at a speed, then it had better work at that speed.

Here's a few options for you to consider though:

7950GT - Uses the newer Infineon memory as opposed to the "defective" Samsung memory. However, 550/1.4, so it's slower than even a stock GTX (650/1.6).

7900GTO - These are basically 7900GTX with underclocked Samsung memory, 650/1320. Their performance comes very close to the 7900GTX at a much more attractive price.

7900GTX - EVGA has replaced their old 7900GTX cards with newer models that have the Infineon memory. If your card is an EVGA, call them up and they'll be glad to swap with you. If it's not an EVGA, keep RMA'ing. Despite your bad luck (and the bad luck I had), the defective cards are in the minority, and you're bound to get one that works at the advertised speeds.

ATOJAR
10-19-06, 03:33 PM
Lowering the memory is never the right option IMO. You pay for a card to work at a speed, then it had better work at that speed.

Thats exactly my view, just abit off putting when you RMA a XFX brand card for a Point Of View brand card and both have the exact same memory problem!