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Very 1st RMA for Nvidia...What to do this time?

Poll Results: What to do?

 
  • 69% (9)
    Get another GTX 480 AMP
  • 7% (1)
    Buy a $200 GTX 470 & wait for the 600 series
  • 7% (1)
    Buy a GTX 560ti & wait for the 600 series
  • 15% (2)
    Buy a non-reference GTX 570
13 Total Votes  
post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Out of all the years I've dedicated myself to Nvidia, I am finally a victim of a bad GPU. My Zotac GTX 480 AMP had decided not to work properly today. One of the fans had kick the bucket. The shroud is in perfect condition so that was automatically ruled out from obstructing the fan.
All I can think of is a possible short in the wire and right now, I'm pissed

Here I thought I was getting an awesome deal for this card ($293 after rebate) and it acts like this

I'm stuck with this GTS 450 currently What should I do now?
Edited by drBlahMan - 5/2/11 at 1:13pm
post #2 of 8
Send it in and wait the minor amount of time it takes to get it back? They are beastly cards, and I'm sure we can all find something else to do in the mean time - possibly ask them to cross ship one to you since it is an AMP edition
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post #3 of 8
What happen to RMA in the above options?
I'll assume it's the first choice then.
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post #4 of 8
Send it to RMA and wait for a replacement.

A GTX470 would be a downgrade, a GTX570 would be almost the same but still A BIT of a downgrade in rough power.

I'd wait for another GTX480

Edit: Voted for first option, Get another GTX 480 AMP.
Edited by kcuestag - 5/2/11 at 1:28pm
    
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post #5 of 8
Just RMA it and stick with the 450 in the mean time.
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post #6 of 8
RMA and wait for new GTX480 still good card.
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post #7 of 8
RMA that bad boy. I can't speak for Zotac RMA but most I've had to do I have gotten back in a week or less.
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post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
I'm such a GOOF Totally forgot (working too hard ) I bought this card from MC...Warranty It would of been jacked-up if I had mailed this to Zotac They have 2 left so I'll just go and swap for another one. Hopefully the next one will not let me down
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