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Statistically the odds of getting 7 faulty cards like you have, in such a short period of time mind you, are EXTREMELY low. Low enough to the point that one would say it is borderline impossible....
From a purely anecdotal point, in 20 years of building computers, I have never heard of this. I have also worked in very high volume situations and even in those seen nothing like this, at least where the hardware is truly bad. I have seen situations "like" this, where there was an issue with the system that was actually causing the problem, not a problem with the hardware that was replaced multiple times due to a misdiagnosis.
I would bet my 20 years of experience there is another factor that isn't being accounted for. Poor power to the computer, mis-configuration, faulty hardware elsewhere in the system.....

I'm going to go with what this guy says. Except I wasn't in the business for 20 years.
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Could be many things causing these issues. for you to replace the gpu multiple times with the same result is nuts.
I agree with PostalTwinkie, there could be a problem with the power going to the PSU (bad house wiring or mini surges)
If you have used the same HDD with all configurations maybe a windows reinstall will help, scan the hard drive for bad sectors and try a different set of RAM for good measure thumb.gif

Also what usb devices do you have plugged in?, and are they directly plugged into the back on the board or through a front panel extension?
I have had a PSU blow up on me in the workshop because of a bent pin on the inside of a USB connection redface.gif Its unlikely that it is a USB device, but if one of them is shorting out it will send nasty voltage back to the system and potentially the GPU
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Could be many things causing these issues. for you to replace the gpu multiple times with the same result is nuts.
I agree with PostalTwinkie, there could be a problem with the power going to the PSU (bad house wiring or mini surges)
If you have used the same HDD with all configurations maybe a windows reinstall will help, scan the hard drive for bad sectors and try a different set of RAM for good measure thumb.gif
Also what usb devices do you have plugged in?, and are they directly plugged into the back on the board or through a front panel extension?
I have had a PSU blow up on me in the workshop because of a bent pin on the inside of a USB connection redface.gif Its unlikely that it is a USB device, but if one of them is shorting out it will send nasty voltage back to the system and potentially the GPU

Aye.....I said he may have house wiring or line conditioning issues pretty early on.
His problem is likely heat, electrical, bad ram, or bad HDD.

I don't think he ever talked about his house wiring or the heat in the case.

Well....plenty of time to worry about that after a HDD test and windows reinstall.......still curious though.
    
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Replacing the GPU never had the same result (apart from that ****ty VTX3D card) Each card never had the exact same problem with it. For example the last 7850 ran every game perfectly, I couldn't have been more happier with it APART from the random grey screen crashing issue I had with it ( and even then that did happen rarely, but still did happen)

The temps in my computer are relatively good as I mentioned, the card idles at between 22and maxes out at 62C, even when the fan RPM is relatively low (as I mentioned, this card has a kick ass cooler on it)

My house is well over 180 years old, however the wiring in my house has been obviously upgraded since then. I live near the heart of Ireland's capital so I should presume that my electricity supply is relatively stable. I never had any other problems with devices that consume more power than my computer (e.g. plasma tv)
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Just did a test with the samsung ES-Tool. No errors detected.

Also, do these voltages look okay (from the UEFI?)
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Excuse me, if that has been brought up already, but have you tried running your card in a different PCIe slot?
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i am also facing problems but with nvidia GTX 670 , my first 3 evga cards are almost DOA. then i
bought Asus DCU2 and again it gives me memory problems , after RMA today i received second one this one also dead . mad.gif
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I was just onto ASUS support and I went through some troubleshooting steps with them. They said also to try it in another system idealy (which I don't have the opportunity to do) and also try it in another PCI slot. I will do that now. Cheers.
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Just did a test with the samsung ES-Tool. No errors detected.
Also, do these voltages look okay (from the UEFI?)

Not for factory clocks. Default voltage is lower than that on the processor, since you stated you have nothing overclocked at all, it is odd to see the voltage higher than normal.
    
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Right so, I ran furmark for about 2 minutes, i quit it and nearly straight away I got a BSOD. Remember furmakr was running fine when I was using the top PCI slot? It might have to do something with the drivers (the drives had to re config themselves to be used on the bottom slot, so I'm going to reinstall and report back
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