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Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by Iceni, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Iceni

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    just found this on ebay.

    Personally failure on cold boot suggests a psu issue not a gfx card issue.

    anyone think it's worth a gamble?
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    Idk worth a shot I would't go more then 100 bucks on it
    if it turns out not to be a power issue you can try baking it
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    its a last gen card that isnt 100%..

    I wouldnt waste a penny
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    perhaps but i already own a HD6950 that's been modded. A second one cheap would put me in a decent situation graphically. Since that is an older revision reference design card with dual bios, i could unlock it and have 2 similar cards in crossfire.

    There is no way in hell i'll pay over the odds. It just seems odd that the guy hasn't rma'd it.

    It leaves me thinking 2 things. Either is dead and he knows it.

    Or he's a retard. The spelling mistakes in the listing also help with this assumption.

    I may ask him a question regarding the listing.

    "when the card/system crashes does the gpu fan spin up to full speed and make a lot of noise?"

    It's a fairly innocent question but if it does then it sets my mind at ease as the card is suffering from power loss and not a hardware crash. A hardware crash would black screen to a dead system with a total shutdown, Powerless goes into safe gpu cool down.

    Also i believe asus offer 3 year warranty on GPU's. A few minutes on the phone with them i could get an rma. It'd be pretty easy to say i got the card for my birthday from my grandmother who recently passed away so i have no access to a receipt. (no shame).
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    hahaha got to love ebay history this just gets sweeter by the minute.

    the cards not even a year old :D
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    Sounds to me like possibly the sellers PCI-E slot is having a hard time initializing on his motherboard.
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    either way free `card` :toast:
    /bids

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