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Well I got my RMA today and I think Asus gave me ANOTHER BAD CARD! mad.gif From the second I booted into windows nothing felt smooth. Every like 5-15 seconds, I get this 1/2 second stutter, even in the desktop. I tried using driver sweeper and cleaned off the old ones for good and reinstalled, but still the same problem. The worst part is this seems to be a good clocking card. I went up to 1340mhz in Heaven before crashing.
Any ideas? My computer is unusable right now with these jitters.
Edit: Going to try the beta drivers. I'm also considering flashing a new bios if that doesn't work.

I'd run it for a day w/ stock bios to make sure the card functions w/o issue. Play some games / run some benches @ stock speeds and then o/c'ed. If everything looks good -- then it's flash time! biggrin.gif
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Hey 670 DCII V2 users. What do guys think of the V2 cooler on your cards? I kinda wish my 680 Top had the same one so it wouldn't be a triple. That's why I'm getting rid of mine. I thought I would like it but I didn't.

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Best air cooler on the market, tied with the WindForce 3 for temperatures but possibly even quieter. Twin Frozr IV doesn't really come close.
When disregarding actual card/PCB quality/reliability, the DirectCU II twin-slot cooler itself is a masterpiece.

Exactly. Love this cooler. Does a great job cooling and is super quiet. Being "only" 2 slots is an added bonus.
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It's quite cool to see how DirectCU II evolved:

Old version: 6 heatpipes lengthwise (3 towards front and 3 looped towards back), fins running across the width, 9 fat impeller blades, 2 separated heatsink fin stacks
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_570_Direct_Cu_II/4.html

New version: 3 super-long heatpipes bending all over the place, fins running lengthwise with visibly greater fin density, 11 thin impeller blades, one unified heatsink
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/4.html

Though I don't know why they won't call this DirectCU III or something already. It's a clear evolution.
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I was offered the non top card for my top RMA. Should I take this or wait for the top card to be available?
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I was offered the non top card for my top RMA. Should I take this or wait for the top card to be available?

ask them for some compensation if you are going with a lesser product tongue.gif
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I was offered the non top card for my top RMA. Should I take this or wait for the top card to be available?
wait for TOP unless you aren't going to OC much and are getting compensation
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Yea, I'm going to ask them if they'll give me any compensation or ask for higher end model which I doubt they'll do for me. It just doesn't make sense to take a lower model via RMA.
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Sue asus, man, I'm sure you won't lose a penny.

As for your question, they should send you an equal or better model. Never a downgrade. That's just ridiculous.

They should send you a gtx 680 straight away, or give you a full refund for what you paid originally.


I bet 10 bucks your RMA will go on for at least another month if you don't accept their insult, I mean, their downgrade.
post #2309 of 2693
I just tried to cs on the phone, and he couldn't answer any of my question regarding compensation or upgrade. It is ridiculously that he couldn't transfer me to the right person to talk to.
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I'd probably ask for someone higher up in a polite manner without specifying your case first and sounding frustrated (I have no idea if that's what you actually did or not) - you might have a better chance of getting through. They might have a system in place to deal with customers who seem to be causing trouble for them by avoiding contact and stretching time. When I worked in a store, people who came in and were argumentative about defending their case were usually dealt with in a careful generic manner, citing policies and not yielding to what seemed unreasonable.
   
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