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Have you ever returned a part because it didn't overclock well?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by newtekie1, Oct 18, 2009.

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Have you ever returned or RMA'd a part because it didn't overclock well?

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  2. Yes, but it was labelled as overclocking friendly

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  3. No

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  1. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    I'm just wondering how many of you have returned or RMA'd something just because it didn't overclock well?
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    I never have, but I am sure a lot have done this before.
  3. zithe

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    I've never returned a part before. I always plan my builds so I use the EXACT amount of cash I have in hand. I never have the money to return things but luckily I've never had to.
  4. KainXS

    KainXS

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    I have, I bought a E2160 a while back and couldn't get it to 2.5Ghz, sent it back and got another one and the one I got was able to hit 4.1Ghz.

    well worth the RMA
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Nope, I've never returned anything for poor OCing. My P7N didn't OC great, but it had a bunch of PCI-E slots, so I decided it was a keeper :D
    Everything else (except my current Zotac board, which I didn't expect to OC) has OCed admirably.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    I am not a hardcore OCer. I accept the fact I get what I paid for. If I get a little more from OCing, then I just consider that a bonus.
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    never...i don't feel it's the right thing to do morally.
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    ive just plan out never had to RMA. also im not good with OCing im afraid im going to kill something
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    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    Never RMA'd anything ever!
  10. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Oh, dude. Your PSU is gonna die now and bring your mobo and ram with it! ;)
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    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    My last Corsair died unexpectedly, however my GF bought that from eBay so we couldn't return it so I'm learning how to fix PSUs with it.

    :D

    Plus don't jinx me you c*nt!

    :p
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    I didn't even know that was a valid reason to RMA stuff... Do all etailers take stuff back if it wont OC well?
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    well i thought the only way you could RMA is if its damaged or DOA.
    Perhaps you dropped your motherboard on purpose and then email them going its damaged during arrival? lol
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    Never for a bad overclocker, I've definitely killed GFX cards, reverted them to stock and returned them tho :toast:
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    pantherx12 New Member

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    Yup in the UK you can return any item within 14 days for no reason at all : ]

    ( from the moment you receive an RMA)
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    kylew New Member

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    Well we have the Distance Selling Regulations here in the UK, so we don't actually have to specify a valid reason, we can just state that we're not satisfied with the product and that's it.

    As long as it's within 7 working days of the day you received it, and bank holidays aren't counted in the days.

    As for my RMAing history, I've only ever RMAed my old 3870X2, but it was faulty not because it wouldn't overclock well.
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    There are ways and means of sending things back on RMA. sometimes they are not faulty but about 10 mins before i post them, they always go 'faulty'
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    I know what you mean, I think alot of people do that;)

    I just got a couple 5870's for my new pc and one of them dosen't overclock period, it gets like 10 mhz over stock and nothing else, the other ones get at least 150 over stock each so this one might be going home soon;)
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    You jinxed yourself that was my point! :laugh:
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    nope, everything i've RMA'ed has needed to be RMA'ed
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    I dont return it just sell it to some other poor guy that isnt going to overclock it.
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have once with a E7200 processor. It was stable at stock clocks, however it didn't want to overclock anything over 100mhz. Since I needed to overclock it a bit more so my RAM would run at it's correct frequency, I RMA'd the chip. Got a much better chip in return.
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    I can't say I have... But I have been tempted.
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    I sold my E2200 because I couldn't get more than 2.9ghz out of it. Didn't return it.. Just swapped it for a E7200.
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    I would never do that ;)

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