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Old 11-08-10, 06:41 PM   #37
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Right.... I think I have narrowed it down to one card being buggered and not bad ram that I was suspicious of before. Fingers crossed it stays this way. I can live with an RMA of one card.

If the 480GTX wasn't about to be replaced I would have invested, the VAT tax rises to 20% here in January and I couldn't wait.

Bloody ATI. Fold the nVidia brand and rename it 3DFx ffs.
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Old 11-10-10, 11:40 AM   #38
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Anymore issues?
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How is it ati's fault that you got a DOA card?
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How is it ati's fault that you got a DOA card?
What have your experiences with xfire been like? From a completely objective viewpoint.
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What have your experiences with xfire been like? From a completely objective viewpoint.
Never had a problem that's worth mentioning.
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i was actually gingerly contemplating getting another 5870 some time down the road. i believe my motherboard has twin 16x pci lanes. i would probably need to overclock my cpu further....
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serious, both companies have problems, sli, crossfire. It just seems that nvidia users are more vocal over little issues.
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Old 11-11-10, 08:31 AM   #44
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Crossfire was awesome until the card went wrong for the most part.

Can't wait till other card gets back.
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ffs... they got the card back and tested it ok. WTF!!! Ran it through Testmark for an hour.

I couldn't even surf google without a hardlock. The other 6870 has been fine and i've not had a single hiccup.

How can this be? If that card isn't faulty, why am I not getting system stability issues still?

Intel Burn Test, prime95, LinX, Memtest, 3D Vantage... all pass with flying colours right now.

Wish I would have waited and gone for a better single GPU. Hate these cards already... HATE them.
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ffs... they got the card back and tested it ok. WTF!!! Ran it through Testmark for an hour.

I couldn't even surf google without a hardlock. The other 6870 has been fine and i've not had a single hiccup.

How can this be? If that card isn't faulty, why am I not getting system stability issues still?

Intel Burn Test, prime95, LinX, Memtest, 3D Vantage... all pass with flying colours right now.

Wish I would have waited and gone for a better single GPU. Hate these cards already... HATE them.


Can you return them? Wouldn't be MUCH more for a 580
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Can you return them? Wouldn't be MUCH more for a 580
It would be less for a 580 actually. I'll see how I get on with the new card tomorrow, any problems then all of these are going back.

Now I remember why I was an nVidia fan for years.
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It would be less for a 580 actually. I'll see how I get on with the new card tomorrow, any problems then all of these are going back.

Now I remember why I was an nVidia fan for years.
I'd just jump ship to the 580 honestly.
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