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No, I'm not here trolling!
I've actually got a (now dead) GeForce GTX 570 card - RMA replacement due. This is the thing, though. In my time I have owned many graphics cards. Most of them have been AMD/ATI Radeon cards and NONE have ever given me problems or died on me. However, I used to have a BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS and that died after a year. Now this Asus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU II died within a month. My brother had two Asus NVIDIA GeForce 9800X2 cards that died on him (one after 9 months and another after 1 year, 2 months) - both suffered the same death.

What's the deal with NVIDIA based cards?
Anyone else notice this or is it just my brother and I?
I'm honestly really paranoid about my RMA replacement because I sort of expect it to die soon...
    
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Just you two i suppose. i've never had a problem with an nvidia card in my entire life, never had one die on me. guess you just got a spell of bad luck
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Just you two i suppose. i've never had a problem with an nvidia card in my entire life, never had one die on me. guess you just got a spell of bad luck
Hehe I hope it's just that. If this is a spell of bad luck, it's the equivalent of an entire family of gypsies cursing our NVIDIA cards...
    
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Just luck of the draw my friend, I've had issues the other way around myself. I had a 4890 die on me as well as 5770. Never had any issues with my NVIDIA cards.

I've had buddies who had to deal with RMA's for both, so really it's just coincidence.
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its the oposit for me the ati cards ive hade in the past just keept dying on me yet when i switched to nvidea i have never hade any problems
    
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post #6 of 74
You just had very very bad luck. Sometimes luck plays weird games, like when I bought 4 broken Kingston DDR2 chips. Sometimes someone just happens to buy the faulty product.
post #7 of 74
Suck? My last 4 Nvidia cards have been working great.

GTX 460
8800 GT
7600 GT
5600 FX
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I've had the exact opposite issue. ATI/AMD cards have always given me problems. Mainly, they are with drivers not wanting to install correctly and causing the video card to go crazy. Luckily, it was a Dell with a nice warranty. Had a tech come out and replace the motherboard and video card within one business day.
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Nvidia sucks?

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post #10 of 74
nVidia cards do not suck, neither do AMD/ATI video cards. You had bad luck.
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