Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by de.das.dude, Jun 19, 2013.
not quite three times, but yeah-
well two times atleast XD
It should be. The new GCN architecture rocks. And were you using the 320.xx drivers in your GTS 450? That might have killed it. If you really did so, NVIDIA may give you a refund.
i dont think so? though i let it update on its own.
i dont think they will refund an international product XD
LOL why not talk with them? You can pay the 500 Rs to the service center for accepting the RMA. My friend's XFX 6670 died a few days ago. He has got warranty. We will go tomorrow, he will give some money to the service center and get a 7790.
Even with all the extra performance, you're still in last place!
Maybe itsakjt right about the drivers, i'd look into it at least Worst case, you still have a dddead 450 Best case, they offer some form of compensation
no i am sure it was still 314 drivers. cuz, my net went down after i last checked the driver version after following that thread here.
I suggest you talk with the service center. They check warranty by scanning the barcode. When I went for any RMA, they never wanted the bill. They checked warranty by either scanning the barcode or by putting in the serial. Or if it is out of warranty, you can give it for repair and if they can do it for say within 20$, still you will gain I think.
The card was originally bought in Virginia USA, and DDD lives in the Middle East. He is also the cards third owner and got it for free. Considering all that and how much better the 7790 he got is, I doubt he's really that worried about it.
LOL still worth a try
i cant believe you guys over there with a service centre near ya, can go in give some money and get something better.
here we'd have to pay more than the thing is worth or wait half a year to get it fixed!
DDD did you get blood dragon?! im friggin hooked on this game!
all right, i will try the service center next time i go XD
blood dragon on far cry?
im hooked on GRID2 and Dota 2 atm XD
Well, atleast I was born in a time when things were meant to be fixed rather than getting replaced. So yeah he has upgraded the card so he will obviously enjoy it more. But having that card as spare will be good. He also can play with it for a few days to test the reliability and then sell it. So it will not hurt to try repairing it right? I just feel bad if any non functional electronic equipment lies around here and there.
Well we cant control what others do with their stuff though can we? As Barbaric said the card is on its 3rd owner, DDD got it for free so any money spent would be out of DDD pocket and if it doesnt work after that he's wasted $$$. Old tech is old tech and usually not worth investing more cash or time into IMO. In my case i just give older stuff away to ppl that can use it, whereas newer stuff tends to sit in my closet until needed again. But i always trash non working hardware as it takes up space and obviously isnt needed anymore.
if it does get fixed i would be able to make it a phsx card XD
True. But I keep them because they have spare components. I once repaired my Samsung E250's liquid damaged LCD by just replacing a diffraction media from a broken LCD I got from my local mobile repair shop. I saved some Hard Disk PCBs also with spare SMDs from broken motherboards. So they are needed. And usually these types of repairs- The service center guys will not do. They just tell the LCD needs to be replaced or the HDD needs to be changed. So old parts are required.
@de.das.dude- Can you tell me the exact condition of the card at present?
well that kind of tech smarts is out of my league, good point though
Hardcore techie ftw!
I used to do stuff like this years ago, so I know where you're coming from. It's tremendously satisfying to resurrect kit from the dead, isn't it?
Exactly. An eternal happiness it is. And after the repair, I still can't believe for sometime that I actually fixed it and test it continuously until I am satisfied.
Heh, if it doesn't get fixed or replaced, maybe DDD would be willing to give it to you if you cover the shipping.
it doesnt get detected by the motherboard or anything. its probably the core itself, since i used to get core type errors in furmark . but didnt show in games.
i will try putting it in the hot oven.
the day before it passed away, i was getting a lot of driver crashes. just random while watching videos or etc. another odd thing was that my cpu(one core at full) was going to 25% utilization for no reason. process was audiodg.exe.
sometimes i would lose the video output/ audio, when skipping, but i blamed it on codecs and stuff.
all those things have gone now. i will try putting it in my other PCIe slots tomorrow.
else i can give it to the new neighbors next door. they own a chip level repairing service. else ill try pulling some strings.
25% utilization for audiodg is normal sometimes. Happens both on my laptop and desktop. Well try one thing. If it is not getting detected, get a PCIE x16 pin config datasheet and note the presence pins. Those presence pins actually tell the motherboard that the GPU is present. Now take your GPU and inspect the presence connectors and related circuit. Check the power section also. My motherboard would beep 8 times if I don't connect the power cable meaning video card initialization failed. So those are related. Another thing, does the GPU heat up when you power it up? You can check the voltage on the GPU die and memory chips also with a multimeter just like I did on my motherboard. I can help you with measuring points.
before you put card back in pc take eraser (or anything made from rubber) and rub pins of the card (both sides). apply moderate to heavy tension but dont go too excited.
yeah i was thinking of meausuring with the multimeter on the vrms and core.
the fan spins up, and the fan mode switching works, so the BIOS is okay.
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