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Old 10-04-04, 02:44 PM   #1
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Angry leadtek 6800gt- beware.

i recentley ordered a leadtek 6800gt from gameve.com for $390. after messing around with it for a day or so & trying to oc- gpu max 360, mem max 465- i realised what had been bugging me! the stock mem speed was only 450 when it was supposed to be 500!
so i called leadtek who responded within a 1/2 hour & asked them what the deal was. their reply was- we just released a gt 'lite' 2weeks ago, the only diff is the reduced mem speed(bet gpu is lower quality binned too)& that all these boxes were labled 'lite'. i told him that mine was not & that my order was specific for 6800 gt. he suggested sosomebody must have removed the label. i then asked him how much the 'lite' vers went for & he said $50 less than the reg gt. told him how much i paid & he was again surprised as that was standard gt price.
with this info i then called gameve.com & told them the problem. the girl i talked too sounded very surprised & said she would check it out & get right back to me. that was a 11/2hour ago.
anyway people need to watch out for these 'lite' vers. why leadtek put it in the same box with only a sticker to differentiate it i do not know. why they do not have the 'lite' card listed on their site, i do not know. and why my box does not have a 'lite' sticker on it i do not know.
one thing i do know is that i ordered a 6800 gt & did not get one.
so again be careful
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Old 10-04-04, 03:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: leadtek 6800gt- beware.

GameVe is a good company and I'm sure they will make it right. Doubble check your part # and make sure it is the same number as what you ordered.
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Old 10-04-04, 03:14 PM   #3
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i hope you are right. part# is correct. i do not, at this point think this was any sort of fraud. just some sort of shipping/clerical error. another problem is that their site is showing these cards as backordered.
getiing really frustrated here. i ordered this card, a raptor36 & a cuda160 & some other stuff al with expedited shipping so it would all get here before last weekend-week ago. found out 2 days after ordered that the company i originally orddered the card from had it on backorder. after assorted other problems finally got it from gameve. meanwhile i had gotten my hd's & found out the raptor was doa. so rma it back to wd. which screwed up my whole upgrade as it was going to be my new sys drive. also negating the point of all the expidited shipping i paid for. got the raptor last week, waited for my gt, installed them sat, raptor is doa AGAIN, another rma for it, & now do not know how long this whole video card thing is going to take to work out.
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Old 10-04-04, 04:23 PM   #4
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just got of the phone with gameve-nice guy- basically the way he explained it sounds like leadtek is either trying to hose the consumer or just has really poor comunication. i am on the fence right now.
this could be a supply issue so might want to keep an eye out on other brands too.
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Old 10-04-04, 04:31 PM   #5
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Has GameVE offered to replace the card with a true 6800 GT?
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Old 10-04-04, 04:46 PM   #6
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Well, if I was you I'd try to get them to replace it with the Gainward Golden Sample 6800GT. This is a really sweet card! I think they carry it at GamVE too.
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Old 10-04-04, 05:13 PM   #7
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says on their site its the lite version in little print
http://www.gameve.com/gve/Store/Prod...ku=VC-LEAD-024
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Old 10-04-04, 07:08 PM   #8
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I tell ya. Great prices online, and not only that, sometimes the only place you can get the brand you want is online. Nothing against online, but I do have a preference to support local retailers when I can afford to.

Another case in point; I recently ordered two 120mm Stealth fans and an NV5. I placed the order but the web page seemed kind of screwy and also, I did not get a confirmation e-mail. Waited two days, and then placed the exact same order. Got an e-mail confirming that order, with a side note confirming the first order as well! So now I am waiting for them to ship me something that will allow me to return the extra package at no charge to me.

Basically, they are only human and probably overworked too. Still, now I have to go to the PO to drop the box off.

No negative points to this particular vendor though (Coolerguys) because I've been buying stuff from them for a long time and they are really good. Still sucks when things like this happen though.
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Old 10-04-04, 08:03 PM   #9
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Default Re: leadtek 6800gt- beware.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nandro
says on their site its the lite version in little print
http://www.gameve.com/gve/Store/Prod...ku=VC-LEAD-024

It says on there site it has 450mhz memory.
So what's the problem??
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Old 10-05-04, 12:37 AM   #10
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because they have edited it since i purchased the card. apparentley they were not aware of the problem until i informed them. nice of them to respond quickly.
the fill rates, bandwidth, etc still reflect reg gt specs as does the price. the lite vers is supposed to be $50 cheaper according to leadtek. which makes sense.
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Old 10-05-04, 12:41 AM   #11
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saturnotaku

i am supposed to call them wednesday to give them time to work out whatever with nvidia. i think they are going to take care of the problem. just do not know how or when.
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Old 10-05-04, 12:56 AM   #12
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The images doesn't show any lite tag, I couldn't find the small print saying lite. Only the memory speed gives it away. Would the average person know this when a 6800GT was recommended to them or what they read in a review? I doubt it! Now mfg list price of $459! Yeah right, sounds like GameV'e is screwing customers in giving them much less then they expected. This does not speak highly of GameV'e. I would be very pissed and want my money back, all of my money. . . This is after they found out about Leadtek Lite version which I don't believe is the case in the end. I wouldn't shop there.
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