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Old 01-13-11, 05:02 PM   #5
Elvin Presler
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Default Re: GTX 460 Defective, or nature of the beast?

No, my second rig is old with AGP. Besides that, it may take a week or more to get it to mess up. It has only done it 4 times total in the 3 weeks I've been using it. And that is with heavy use, and lots of rebooting while installing and tweaking windows several times.

This is why I am hesitant to just call it defective and ship it out. I have had defective cards many times before and they generally got much worse, very quickly once they went bad or had symptoms of artifacts or corruption all the time. This one just messed up at specific times and is working great otherwise. I'm just afraid it is going to go to @#$% on me 1 day after return policy expires.

I've been running benchmarks and stability tests with MSI's Afterburner and Kombuster apps, even overclocked it a bit and can not get it to mess up.

EDIT: Bah RMA'ed it. Tried the other DVI port and had it boot up once with my monitor saying "No Display".

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