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GPU Defect Plague Spreads to Desktops, HP Slimline First Blood

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Over the last year or so, there have been a disturbingly high number of manufacturers reporting defects with NVIDIA graphics processors, on the mobile front. Up until recently, even some Macbooks have been diagnosed with problems related to NVIDIA GPUs. The latest victim of this, is a desktop line: HP's Pavilion Slimline series. The PC major is reporting as many as 38 models of desktop PCs under the Slimline series.

    HP on its part has implemented a Limited Warranty Service Enhancement that provides for a motherboard replacement at no charge for 12 months from the date your one-year Hardware Limited Warranty expires or until December 31, 2009 (whichever comes first). Owners who may have paid for repairs relating to this issue, could contact HP for reimbursement. Repairs on HP's part could include a complete replacement of the systems' motherboards, since the graphics processor (read: IGP) is embedded on to the motherboard. NVIDIA's Director of Public Relations EMEAI, Luciano Alibrandi told PC Pro, that they were working closely with HP to determine if/how the failures were related to NVIDIA chipsets.

    Source: PC Pro
     
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    i wonder who's going to be next .. whats the name of the gpu it affects again?
     
  3. btarunr

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    Mainly IGPs, embedded on the motherboards.
     
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    lol.... how could this still be happening?
     
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    It happens and companies bury the bodies from fear of bad publicity, then internet users put it together and whammo, they have two options, lawsuit, or make it seem like something new.
     
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    Yup, you're right. http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/news/220971/

    It seems the partners are preventing NV from revealing exactly what's f'ed up, and at what scale.
     
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    Ugh shit happens just as i decide to buy a laptop with a 9600GT. I might aswell go to sony & have them scrub me up one theirs that explode n catch fire
     
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    crap is it newer chipsets or older chipsets with IGP? All mine are NVidia:mad:
     
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    should be the old NV 7100/6150 garbage
     
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    In the "mac vs PC" advertisements, PC is going to jump on this one! :nutkick:

    The scenario is a bit similar to "mac" going to therapy and saying "I'm not sure if I'm gay or not".

    (Apologies to anyone who hasnt seen the mac vs PC ads. You got to see a few for the above to make sense)
     
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    i've got a Gayway FX with the 8800GT and I gotta wonder when the shoe will drop ya know...I bought the super duper extenderated warranty..so if it dies I will thrash the living moose snot out of it with a 9 iron and return it in a plastic bag....
     
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    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    ouch nvidia. i just want to take the laptop that you turned into a POS for me and throw it in your face...
     
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    If that happens I am requesting that you youtube it please. :toast:
     
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    yup, dont expect a warranty then for physical damage.
     
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    Apple, or nVidia, need to get a press release out ASAP saying, or making a guarantee, that the new Apple Macbooks, that now use nVidia and not Intel, are not affected.

    The nVidia issue is having a brand-damage-crossover effect. Am I hesitant on buying the new macbooks because they dont look so great and have silly glass ultrareflective screens, or subconsciously am I ALSO concerned about the GPU design? And that subconscious concern just makes me tip the balance of importance on the design issue. ie. unknown risks change your impression of unrelated features.
     

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