Re: Official "I just got my GeForce GTX 280 or GTX 260" thread
Sounds like most in this thread are happy with their purchase of the 280. Apparently I'm an exception (in this thread at least), I got mine and wasn't impressed. I ended up RMAing it through Newegg. Should be getting the replacement (same EVGA sc GTX 280) Monday or Tuesday. I swapped out a 8800GTX that ran flawless in my system. Got the 280 and had nothing but problems from the beginning. Losing signal to monitor, constant game crashes in every single game I played. When the card didn't crash out the system, it still never felt faster than the 8800GTX and in fact actually felt slower at times. I guess I just got a bad card (and frankly dunno how this one got past quality control). Hopefully this new one will change my spirits/opinion of the card. I have my fingers crossed. I'm not used to being unhappy with an Nvidia card, it's a feeling I don't like at all. I want to be a happy camper again!
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