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I haven't even had the damn thing for 2 days (bought it MC NEW) and I replaced the stock heat sink with the AXP (fits fine, no issues, properly seated, temps never went higher than about 65C) and put copper heat sinks on the vrms and and some of the AXP ones on the memory (used a silicone based adhesive that came with my AXP, so it not electrically conductive or electrically capative). I made sure the heat sinks on the VRMs TOUCHED NOTHING OTHER THAN THE VRMs AND NO RESISTERS, DIODES, NOTHING.....


I managed to take this card to 1000 core at 1.1v (not thebest but I can live with that) and it ran fine. Aftewards I put it back at stock (880 core) because I didn't have time to play with it. Well.... last night I was playing BC2 and the screen went black. I rebooted and guess what? Artifacting at windows startup.... yeah... card is dead.


Took it back into MC (I work there BTW) and exchanged it with Geforce Super Overclocked 560 Ti (the one at 950 core) and I am happy.


A card shouldn't die on you in 2 days. People have these damn cards at 1000 core for months and no issues... Me I had mine at 1000 core for, maybe 15 minutes and it died on my 2 days later at stock? What the douce?
Edited by Lord Xeb - 8/2/11 at 1:09pm
 
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post #2 of 78
That must have been dissapointing.
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MSI. Lol.
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Blew up? Like kaboom? Or like this?:

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Sorry to hear that Xeb Its ok at least you got an exchange!
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Wow thats a bummer
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Ouch. Any idea on the cause?
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Yeah, I really need to get this MSI board out of my system, FAST.
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MSI sure spend a lot of money into marketing. They should also spend a bit more on QC based from what I read.
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post #10 of 78
I clicked the thread thinking how the hell do you blow up Team Fortress 2?

Defective crap gets sent out unfortunately, unless this keeps happening I don't think it warrants never buying from them again.
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