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Old 03-18-09, 12:19 PM   #13
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I would say so as well Meth but I know this guy and he isn't an idiot. I mean when you install the card on a fresh windows install and it is artifacting at stock clocks then there isn't really much he could have done wrong.
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Old 03-18-09, 12:21 PM   #14
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You can not be an idiot and still have something else going wrong with the setup though... power supply, a bad connection, bad memory, some mobo issue, etc.
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Old 03-18-09, 12:30 PM   #15
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Why then is the fourth card working fine if there is a problem in his set up somewhere? I said he isn't an idiot meaning he builds 10 or more rigs a year and knows what he is doing.

He swapped every component and tested with other cards, it was the 295s that were bad.
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Old 03-18-09, 01:15 PM   #16
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Yea that is true but I have read of two different people in the last week who have gotten 3 bad ones from EVGA. Several others rmaing at least once.

Its too much of a coincidence for it not to maybe be a bad batch or something. I can link you the threads here, but one of the guys I know personally, and he got three bad ones. One would not even install without errors, the other two wouldn't run at stock clocks without artifacting in crysis.

Evga bins these cards too, thus all the versions, so either the have a bad employee doing it, or there is an issue.
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If you get 3 bad cards... that has got to be 99% user error. I mean 1 is one thing, that could happen. 2 is REALLY bad luck, but no one gets 3 bad ones.
Yea that's kind of interesting. There is a difference though between the cards artifacting under load and not booting at all. If he claimed all 3 were DOA and wouldn't boot I'd say it is definitely user error. But if they are artifacting then it could possibly be something wrong with that batch that wasn't tested.

After 3 though you'd wonder if at least one of those worked right and maybe a combination of drivers and some other stuff was messing with one of them.
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Old 03-18-09, 01:50 PM   #17
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Why then is the fourth card working fine if there is a problem in his set up somewhere? I said he isn't an idiot meaning he builds 10 or more rigs a year and knows what he is doing.

He swapped every component and tested with other cards, it was the 295s that were bad.
If the fourth card is fine, then it must be the cards. *shrug*
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Yea that's kind of interesting. There is a difference though between the cards artifacting under load and not booting at all. If he claimed all 3 were DOA and wouldn't boot I'd say it is definitely user error. But if they are artifacting then it could possibly be something wrong with that batch that wasn't tested.

After 3 though you'd wonder if at least one of those worked right and maybe a combination of drivers and some other stuff was messing with one of them.
i would say all those cards are creating far too much heat in the install case, hence the artifacting
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Old 03-19-09, 02:58 AM   #19
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Old 03-19-09, 10:10 AM   #20
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i would say all those cards are creating far too much heat in the install case, hence the artifacting
No this was a single card on the test bench. I still want one, but I am in spending lock down till I can get my savings right. I have two jobs on the books, but after that there is no telling.
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If you get 3 bad cards... that has got to be 99% user error. I mean 1 is one thing, that could happen. 2 is REALLY bad luck, but no one gets 3 bad ones.
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If the fourth card is fine, then it must be the cards. *shrug*



Does not look too appealing on the pics... not ugly though.
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Hmm seems they sure didnt go all out on this one lol.

as for the 3 bad ones. Man could be anything. Me I always open the card put new thermal on and make sure all the screws are tight. Found to many not tight or the heatsink not touching the gpu.
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