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Old 04-29-09, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default Disappointed with GTX 260 216

I have a less than 2 week old XFX GTX260 black edition 216 and it is going back to XFX for an RMA Card overheats and either crashes the computer or gives me a black screen and I have to reboot the computer. They are nice cards (it looks really nice) but I cannot say I am happy with it. I tried to play crysis and no go card cannot handle it This is my first try at nvidia since the 6800 gt I had several years ago. I am pretty sure it will be in the FS section as I get it back from the RMA Going back to the Saphire 3850 that I got for $39 shipped I am not a fanboy of any sort I just though that this card was the best value for the money at this time (the card is comparable to a stock 280 according to the reviews, but reviews did not mention the heating problems this card seem to have). Hopefully the replacement will be a lot better.
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Old 04-30-09, 03:58 AM   #2
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Did you manually raise the fan speed ? usually the problem is that fan is very low even if the card gets heated up it has been like this forever on geforce cards.
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Old 04-30-09, 10:50 AM   #3
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I am so happy with my xfx 192 260. In fact if you are interested in a trade for my hd 4870 I have in the fs section right now let me know when you get it back from RMA.

I hope you registered it as well.
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What is the point of this thread?
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Old 04-30-09, 01:43 PM   #5
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Probably just a vent.
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Old 04-30-09, 01:51 PM   #6
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I have a less than 2 week old XFX GTX260 black edition 216 and it is going back to XFX for an RMA Card overheats and either crashes the computer or gives me a black screen and I have to reboot the computer. They are nice cards (it looks really nice) but I cannot say I am happy with it. I tried to play crysis and no go card cannot handle it This is my first try at nvidia since the 6800 gt I had several years ago. I am pretty sure it will be in the FS section as I get it back from the RMA Going back to the Saphire 3850 that I got for $39 shipped I am not a fanboy of any sort I just though that this card was the best value for the money at this time (the card is comparable to a stock 280 according to the reviews, but reviews did not mention the heating problems this card seem to have). Hopefully the replacement will be a lot better.
I bought an XFX HD4890, which turned out to be defective. Currently 0 for 2 with XFX. Doesn't mean anything more than we're the lucky ones who get the 2% of defective GPUs.
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Old 04-30-09, 02:57 PM   #7
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Squeaky wheels get grease. I had a bad run with XFX too. In the end they gave my money bad and I bought another XFX (All I could get at the time) which is still going strong. I really is luck of the draw sometimes. ::
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Old 04-30-09, 03:18 PM   #8
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My point is to vent and to point that sometimes you get to caught up with purchasing the hardware that fail to research it. XFX black edition is known for overheating which I failed to google so it is my fault and XFX since there is somehting wrong with this cards. Yes, I increased the fan speed to 100% with evga tool but it only increased the time I could play. OCCT gpu test lasted like 2 minutes longer I guess I am just frustrated with hardware and not working properly since this week I returned my 26 LCD since it is also defective Seems like they do not do hardware like they use to The card looks nice though and yes the first thign I did was to register it Only reason I got it is because I got a killer deal at a local shop that wanted to get rid of it and I could not pass it out but I was just looking for a cable for the new monitor to test it (wich at the end also resulted in a defective LCD).
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Just wondering if you tried down clocking it? I have been able to get really high stable clocks from mine, but I too have seen ppl's issues with the black edition. Guess they aren't binning these as well as they should to be pushing the clocks that high.
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Just wondering if you tried down clocking it? I have been able to get really high stable clocks from mine, but I too have seen ppl's issues with the black edition. Guess they aren't binning these as well as they should to be pushing the clocks that high.
I feel I should not have to downclock it since it is supposed to work at the stock speed. I will never buy an OC, superclocked or whatever the manufacturer wants to call the card and just get the vanilla ones and oc it myself I really have bad luck with new stuff and good luck with refurbished stuff so I hope they send me a refurbished one and I might keep it My open box Biostar Tpower I45 and Tforce P35 are working great

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I can't stand XFX, I've personally had nothing but problems with every product I've ever gotten from them

EVGA on the other hand is teh r0x0rs
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The 192SP GTX 260 I got from XFX way back when is great. It does 730|2600 1532 unlinked.

I had 7800GT SLi from XFX too that worked well.

I don't doubt people have problem with their cards, and it hasn't been my experience.

I got these EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 cards back when they were on sale. They were listed as GTX 260 192SP cards and priced appropriately yet they were shipping with 216 Cores. My Tri-SLi set up is being done with the mentioned cards, two 216s and one 192SP card. My slowest EVGA card holds me to 711|2300 in Tri-SLi and that's more than enough.
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