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Old 04-24-03, 03:32 PM   #37
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I have to disagree with you guys on the noise issue. I have had 3 of them. The thing is my pc's are near silent, when ou put in the FX it's extremely loud, much more than 46db, it's also annoying because it's 50mm high pitch whine noise, not just turbulence. However I though I was getting the slightly quieter Gainward cooling this time. Even if I had I was going to mod it. I plan on putting the Zalman on it when it comes out. What I mean is I knew it was loud when I purchased it, but I never intended to keep it stock cooling even if it was the Gainward cooling you've seen in reviews. Either Zalman, watercool, or a 120mm fan bracket on it, is what I always planned to do. I am interested to hear what gameve says.
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Old 04-25-03, 08:06 AM   #38
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I was beginning to think this thread had disappeared.

I have an update, and this is something I'll post at ********* later. I called GameVE and talked to a really nice guy named John. He told me that although the company had ordered the PowerPack cards, what we received is what Gainward had shipped them.

He claims he was going to talk to his manager today to see if we could work out some sort of credit. I told him, gimme $30-50 back on my credit card and we'll call it even because I didn't receive DVD software, firewire card or sound card.

If any of you ordered from GameVE, call (800) 228-9395 and ask to speak with John. Call him at about 4 p.m. PST to see if he'll offer you the same deal. I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt for now. However, if he can't come through, I'm going to RMA my card. If you decide to do the same thing, make sure you put in the note that you spoke to John and that you would return the card with no restocking fee.

I will update as this situation progresses. I'm really hopeful GameVE will come through on this and offer some kind of credit. I can live with paying $360 for this card - for an FX 5800 Ultra I think that's a pretty good price.
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Old 04-25-03, 09:30 AM   #39
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Yeah, that is a very good price indeed. Nice of them to give you the option too - im sure they didnt set out to decive people. Least because they should know they wouldnt get away with it. Anyway If i do the conversion $360 is about 220 ish. I paid 370 which is around $500 i believe.
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Old 04-25-03, 10:36 AM   #40
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Did you open and use your card? Mines in the pc. What would really piss me off is a store like newegg gets the real retail in this week. We can't call before 4pm? This is also kinda weird from Gainward putting out a different OEM card. I'll believe the NV35 will come out in may, when monkeys fly.
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Old 04-25-03, 10:45 AM   #41
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We can't call before 4pm?
That's when the guy told me to call. I don't suppose it would hurt to call earlier.
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Old 04-25-03, 05:50 PM   #42
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Ok I called he says $20 off or full refund RMA. $20 off didn't cover tax/shipping since I live in CA, So I said I'd think about it, since I've waited awhile already for a Ultra to put into that pc, and need a video card. The abit 5800 looks kinda nice at newegg btw, it appears to be a non-ultra. Nvidia should have never made a non ultra it's too confusing for these retialers.
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Old 04-25-03, 06:04 PM   #43
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I'm happy to see that quite a few people are now getting these cards (well on here anyway). Nice to see other people think its a worthwhile purchase too and are pleased with them.
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Old 04-25-03, 09:58 PM   #44
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FX owners

Would you all mind benching some games for us?

I am curious about the peformance and don't really trust websites

If you have UT2003, raven shield, or FB please let me know!

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I think this would be a simple way to drop the high pitch whine of the fx quite a bit. Since the shroud seals it inside most of the sound you hear is out the back, attaching one of these to the back might be one temporary fix till the Zalman arrives. I might try one.
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I'm leaning towards keeping my card from Gameve, the card is flawless besides the noise for me. Will it support VIVO with wdm drivers and 3d stereo? I have the vivo cables from the ti4600.
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Hmm... interesting. I've been considering picking up one of these.


I sorely miss having an Nvidia chip powering my display.

I've put up with ATIs bull**** for months now, hoping that one day they'll actually have a driver release worth downloading. Currently I'm using the cat 3.0s. Everything since then has been a huge step backward. And the bugs in AC2 (by far the game I play the most) have been here for almost 6 months now. That's just absurd.

So I'm considering the Gainward. Guess I'll need to do more reading.
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I've had similiar experiences with ATI cards. It's just too irritating switching drivers for different games when you paid 300+ for the card it should play all current games with the latest drivers, and older games also. I don't know why ATI can't change the pattern of fixing one game while breaking another with driver releases but that's why I stay away from them. But If you love ATI cards that's fine, you have your opinion, I have mine.
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Old 04-26-03, 02:39 PM   #48
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Hey there's a new Gainward Expertool 3.07 it supports the FX ultra clocks 2d, 3d seperately, get it here Expertool 3.07
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