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I can't remember the last time I had a GPU fail outside of the 30 day return window, but still within manufacturer warranty. Either they die during my initial certification stress-testing, or they last an extremely long time, if I don't blatantly violate the warranty.

I had this happen with an OB card once and had to RMA to Asus. Thankfully, this was before their RMA department apparently started going downhill. Stuff happens, and having the peace of mind of a 3 year serial based warranty is a lot better than no warranty at all.
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post #492 of 672
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

I can't remember the last time I had a GPU fail outside of the 30 day return window, but still within manufacturer warranty. Either they die during my initial certification stress-testing, or they last an extremely long time, if I don't blatantly violate the warranty.

I caught a deal on a 470 when they first came out that had a bad DVI slot. Luckily it was ASUS, so I RMA'd it for a brand new one biggrin.gif
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post #493 of 672
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I'm wondering about that too. But I think open box stuff goes back to manufacturers for testing/checking - at least that's what I was told about open box motherboards at Microcenter. And then those parts can be labeled as "recertified".

I think that might what be happening here. I have gotten both an ASUS 7970 TOPS and and ASUS 670 TOPS on newegg open box, just to get them in those white boxes that says refurbished product. However I chatted with ASUS and they then said based on the SN#s on the cards I had a full 3 year warranty! Both cards looked in great shape as well no dents/dings or dust so I guess thats just ASUS way of making sure that newegg cannot resell them as new. I have seen refurbished items that are open box on newegg before so I think they are doing an accurate job of listing their items, just not filling us in on the fine print.

so even if you get a white box from newegg that says refurb and newegg does not list it as refurb, def should check with the manufacturer first to ensure that the info is accurate.
post #494 of 672
I had the same experience. Mine came in a black "refurbished" box but Asus told me it was covered by the full 3 year warranty.
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I received my 670 Top, so far so good, until I turned surround on, I have mild to moderate artifacting on ONLY my surround monitors. Never happens on my main display. What should I do?
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bizarre...usually I don't think artifacting will show up like that, with 3d versus 2d loads sure, but not generally on some displays and not others

but stuff like this happens with open box stuff, the testing that newegg puts the stuff through is sometimes not all that stringent it seems. I just got a Lenovo Y580 from them which is perfect, other then the fact that the 660m gpu artifacts and locks up under 3D loads. It of course works fine if just using the intel hd4000 graphics mad.gif
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Are you sure it's not your driver or monitor settings / overclock settings? I used to have problems with radeon cards using a second monitor (different resolution) when overclocking my single card. The screen would tear.
   
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post #498 of 672
They have ASUS 7970's on right now, though it's not that big a deal.
post #499 of 672
Actually have GTX 670 TOP also though it's $329...

Edit: It's gone.
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I missed the 7970 for $318 frown.gif
   
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