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Two weeks in and already having to RMA :( MSi GTX 570 <-- they have GTX 470 PCBs!

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Not even into 2 weeks of owning my new rig, and already I'm going to have to do a dismantle and send back on of my GTX 570s for an RMA.

In game, mostly Battlefield: Bad Company 2, I get severe artifacting, and ultimately, 0x124 BSODs. I've ruled out a bad CPU overclock. I originally had this problem with the latest Beta 285 drivers, and when I rolled back to v280 drivers, the problem went away. It has no re-reared its ugly head, and am now getting the same problems.

Tuesday (the day I have off from work) is going to be sad, as I'll have to take apart my rig and figure out which card is the problem, and RMA it back. I wonder if I complain hard enough, that MSi will do cross-shipping... they better... frown.gif
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That sucks. Which model are they?

Apparently a lot of people seem to have issues with the MSI "reference" 570s. Some guys here even posted they were shipping 570s on 470 PCBs.
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Originally Posted by metallicamaster3;15244054 
I wonder if I complain hard enough, that MSi will do cross-shipping... they better... frown.gif
GL with that. I've never heard of MSI doing that for anybody... although maybe if you tell them you're an OCN mod thinking.gif
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These are the cards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127552

Hmph. Such a shame... could you perhaps link me to posts/threads about other MSi GTX 570 mishaps? I had a similar case where I had a Sparkle GTS 250 back in the day that was on a 9800GTX+ PCB.

Ohh, and hmm, I wonder...
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... Yes, I want to RMA one of my GTX 570 graphics cards. I am a staff member of the PC-enthusiast site Overclock.net, and this isn't the first time that our community has had problems with this cards
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http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1133828-my-new-gtx-570-shorter.html

There was a longer thread about it a few months back but I can't remember the name of it off the top of my head.
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Son of a...

I got those same cards! I have 570s on 470 PCBs frown.gif
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This is why i never bother to buy MSI products. Did you say 470 PCB'S?! ***?
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I had to RMA all my MSI GTX 570 and MSI HD 6970 cards bought from Newegg. All were open box except for one of the GTX 570's. The cards I got back from MSI work perfectly and overclock very well. I wonder if it's a Newegg thing?
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The picture of the backside of the PCB that Newegg has on their site doesn't have the cut-outs in them. Both of my cards do. Yup, I have 470 PCBs.

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Originally Posted by metallicamaster3;15244279 
Son of a...

I got those same cards! I have 570s on 470 PCBs frown.gif

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This is why i never bother to buy MSI products.
They make such nice custom coolers though.
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I'll be contacting the reps here for both MSi and Newegg, and see if one of them can cross-ship me new cards -- ones that are 570s on 570 PCBs :/.
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