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RMA returned an HD 5670 for my 9800GT....

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im gettin dejavu from a company that went bankrupt that did that.
 
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#27
that's really only the supplies
 
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I think I'd go the "honey" route before the "lemon". Call them up, let them know that you understand that they no longer do business with Nvidia, but you're a bit disappointed in that they didn't ask you before they traded you down. I agree with the post re:SLI. Tell them that now, you're stuck with a lower performing system, and a second Vid card from them that is useless. See if you can get them to bump you up. Can't hurt to try.
 

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I'd be irritated, but I have an irrational hatred for ATI. I'd demand another 9800GT/GTX or a GTS250 back from them. I run Linux, where ATI isn't supported as well, and I fold, which doesn't work nearly as well w/ ATI
I haven't had that issue, but I use Ubuntu and Mint mostly what distros have you had issues with?
 
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#30
i would add that you should ask about an "upgrade" credit but only after your sure they dont want to give anymore.

maybe you can get the value of your card as credit if you buy a new card from them so for a small amount you might get the card you would go buy today for a few dollars more, lets face it, your gonna be stuck with their answer either way so maybe you can get a proper credit even if you cant get a proper RMA card from them