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Old 05-29-04, 12:25 PM   #37
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you gotta expect these problems when you pay $150 more than the cards worth
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Old 05-29-04, 12:27 PM   #38
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Jesus christ, no offence but grow some balls. You got ripped off and should contact the company straight away about their mistake and demand they fix it. Don't just pussyfoot around because you don't want to cause a fuss. Get the damn product you ordered!
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Old 05-29-04, 12:38 PM   #39
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now this is odd!
now with the 5900 installed i get a weird electronic sound from inside my case whever i scroll through windows and IE...
like a chirping.. i will investigate tomorrow and see where exactly the sound is commin from.. can anybody guess what this strangeness is?
This is actually normal for the 5900NU, some users experience it more than others. I experience the same thing from my MSI FX5900, as do many others across many forums. Sadly, there is no fix for all applications that have it, and it appears to be a design fault that affects some users more than others (or some just notice it more than others).

However, to fix it in IE, go to:
Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Browsing and uncheck "Use Smooth Scrolling"

This will eliminate the noise in IE.

Also, driversets 53.03 and later reduce the volume of the noise if you are using an older driver.
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Old 05-29-04, 12:38 PM   #40
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well - i'm guessing that they don't really have any 5900 ultra cards..
they don't offer any for their custom systems.. they show this card they sent me and it's not called an ultra in that list..
nobody else has any A350 Ultras anymore for less than $370 and the very few who have the non-ultra charge over 300 for them...
so - it looks to me like i got what i paid for although i was tricked into paying for it..
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Old 05-29-04, 12:42 PM   #41
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oh -
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yes - someone else told me to try that and it made the noise stop in IE - but not all of Windows and it's loud while scrolling through emails in outlook express..
i wont worry about it then.. but it does not give me a warm fuzzy feeling...
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Old 05-29-04, 12:42 PM   #42
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You got ripped off, don't justify their actions, get it sorted man.
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Old 05-29-04, 12:45 PM   #43
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It looks to me like this is what they sent you..........http://www.************/_preview.php?articleID=322

The box picture on the site you ordered from is for the Geforce 5900 Ultra 256mb. But nowhere in the description does it mention the amount of RAM. Also, at the very top of the page it says Geforce 5900 and nothing else. I am afraid they sent you what you ordered.

Their site does not go into enough detail about the product. With video cards getting more complicated these days it's up to the buyer to make absolutley sure they are ordering the correct product.

The price you paid for the card is a little high, I think you can get the same card in the lower or mid $200 range. But when they were first introduced they were about $400. The price you paid was somewhere in the middle of those 2 figures, so if you're satisfied with the card use it and have fun.
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Jesus christ, no offence but grow some balls. You got ripped off and should contact the company straight away about their mistake and demand they fix it. Don't just pussyfoot around because you don't want to cause a fuss. Get the damn product you ordered!
No sh*t, or you can be a victim...all your life. You have to be firm about these sorts of things. Don't be nice to them after they screwed up. And this isn't some small goof, it's costing you lots of money that either you or your parents worked for.

And if they play dumb, tell them you're a paying customer and demand some f*cking respect. Never settle for less…man…something like this recently happened to my sister, except she bought diamonds. And yes, she went back and didn’t leave until she was satisfied.
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Old 05-29-04, 12:47 PM   #45
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oh -
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yes - someone else told me to try that and it made the noise stop in IE - but not all of Windows and it's loud while scrolling through emails in outlook express..
i wont worry about it then.. but it does not give me a warm fuzzy feeling...
You can read more about it here - note that any fixes that might be listed have proven to be unreliable.

http://forum.msi.com.tw/thread.php?threadid=23438

http://www.evga.com/community/messag...X+Family+Forum

According to eVGA:
"As far as we can tell at this moment it has to do with voltage levels on
the card as a blit is done.

This issue is already being examined by NVIDIA to see what they can find
about it. We will post more on it as soon as we get the information"

Issue was never resolved.
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Old 05-29-04, 12:59 PM   #46
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lol.. huh.. mysterious..
well..
i am satisfied with all this..
too bad it didn't fix my UT2004 Genral Protection Fault errors.. maybe it's in my registry or somethin.. because now i've replaced everything in my system besides XP...
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Old 05-29-04, 02:42 PM   #47
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If you're satisfied with the card you received, I have some oceanfront property in Arizona you might be interested in.
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Old 05-29-04, 05:54 PM   #48
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Get the card replaced
Get the card replaced
Get the card replaced
Get the card replaced
Get the card replaced

All it takes is a simple phonecall and you are legally entitled to the product you ordered, not a cheaper substitute, I'm not going to stop pestering you until you get the other card
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