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im looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=gts%20450

and it says that its tested to ensure compliance with the company standards

does this mean at one point it was not at the "standard" broken or malfunctioning? or was it returned and because its a pre OC'd card it had to be re-volted or something

or does it mean it just has no warranty

prob is evga has the lifetime warranty thing so this conflicts with this concept

please share your exp with recertified items if you can thanks!
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Well I would not recommend the GTS 450 at all, but you can get a brand new one for cheaper after rebate considering free shipping- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-573-_-Product

I would not trust buying a re-certified product. I read a review on Newegg where someone bought a re-certified Classified motherboard and it was crap. You probably get a very limited warranty, and the term "re-certified" could refer to many things.
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They check the card to make sure it is in working condition..so the card you received is physically checked not like the .1% that only get checked from the assembly line.

I see you have a 560 are you picking this up for folding? PhysX? 100 is a lil steep.

I just picked up 2 brand new re-certified EVGA (performance boost or w.e. they are) GTS 450's for $160.
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Pretty sure re-certified cards only have a 90 day warranty as well (Could be wrong on this)

I would just do as the others say and buy a new one just to play it safe. Plus the price is a little high
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I would not trust buying a re-certified product. I read a review on Newegg where someone bought a re-certified Classified motherboard and it was crap. You probably get a very limited warranty, and the term "re-certified" could refer to many things.
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I've purchased 2 Re-Certified cards from newegg and had great experiences with both. 1 was a Recertified PNY GTX 465 for 129.99, it unlocked to a 470, and I was able to OC it to 850 on the stock cooler and it performed very well.

The next was a EVGA GTX 480 SC with a HF Bracket & Backplate for $224.99
It as well OC'd very well and have had no issue with.

Based on my experiences if the price is right I'll pick it up with no worries.
 
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