Re: XFX GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB DDR3 DUAL DVI HDCP XXX
I swapped out hdd's and installed Windows XP Pro, installed all "critical" updates, the latest nVidia driver from their site, Far Cry, Oblivion, and patched both games with the most recent update. Both games after about five minutes of play briefly froze and appeared to swap large blocks of vram. This happened several more times until the game froze completely, after which Windows reported the NV driver had an error. I rebooted and was able to recreate the problem. I know my RAM, BIOS, and PCIe slot are fine, so it looks like some asshole on ebay tried to pull a fast one on me. I'm speaking to XFX customer support about their warranty/RMA policy so hopefully they'll take care of it.