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post #21 of 32
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is it RMA able in the states?

sell it cheap to someone state side let them deal with RMA? at least you get some money back if all your other options fail.
It probably isn't due to its European serial. Paid a €170 for it, around $230. Besides, the defective DVI port would most likely become an issue that requires paying for the repairment anyway, even though I doubt it is related to the other problems of the card.

I might try sending a very humble email to the local Asus contacts, but for now I'm just trying to understand what on earth is wrong with this 480.
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http://support.asus.com/repair.aspx?no=580&SLanguage=en
how about this link?
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post #23 of 32
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Thanks, looking in to it. But it doesn't look like my situation is included in those terms.
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well you could just try calling them, and it seems they actually issue rma from holland.
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Yes, definitely going to try by phone if I can't get this fixed. Perhaps there's something to gain, will just have to practice my sad and dissapointed voice.
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Find the original factory bios for it and try flashing it.
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Find the original factory bios for it and try flashing it.
Already did, flashed 3 different ones on the card. Both the 21 and 1A versions don't get rid of the problem. It's like the temperature and fan controls just vanished, no idea what's causing it.

Other than that the cards seems perfectly fine, it's only crashing in Furmark etc. because the fan won't start increasing upon load.
Edited by Stance - 5/20/11 at 1:46pm
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This is why you should always take safety procautions before buying. I hate to see people getting hustled like this.
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if you cant get it worked out, I think one of the state side ocn'ers would help out.. I will, if needed.
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post #30 of 32
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This is why you should always take safety procautions before buying. I hate to see people getting hustled like this.
It's obvious one always has to handle with care, but these things just happen. It seemed like the perfect deal right up to the point of receiving the card.


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if you cant get it worked out, I think one of the state side ocn'ers would help out.. I will, if needed.
That's great, I love how supportive OCN can be. If it turns out something like that is the best option I'd gladly ship it over to anywhere for cheap.
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