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So I just rebooted after "installing" 13.1 and I got no drivers loading on afterburner, literally shows BLANK. And I got this nag window from AMD saying that I don't have any/proper driver installed for my card...

FUUUUUUUUU

I guess I'll try another uninstall and driver wipe. -Which btw the uninstaller shows installed drivers but windows/afterburner is not picking them up.

I hate this so much right now. Im so frustrated.


At this point. I'm not even sure if I would blame the seller.

Is re-installing Windows an option?
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At this point. I'm not even sure if I would blame the seller.

Is re-installing Windows an option?

I second this, maybe something is wrong on your end? I hope you get everything sorted out though.
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So I just rebooted after "installing" 13.1 and I got no drivers loading on afterburner, literally shows BLANK. And I got this nag window from AMD saying that I don't have any/proper driver installed for my card...

FUUUUUUUUU

I guess I'll try another uninstall and driver wipe. -Which btw the uninstaller shows installed drivers but windows/afterburner is not picking them up.

I hate this so much right now. Im so frustrated.


At this point. I'm not even sure if I would blame the seller.

Is re-installing Windows an option?
agree, last resort is to reformat and then full Windows install...
post #64 of 184
Contact ebay. The card is obviously defective and you have been scammed. Ebay is there to protect the buyer.
 
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post #65 of 184
sometimes no amount of driver sweeping will do the job... but it has been my experience that when it is an issue with artifacts that it is indeed a hardware issue with the card
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post #66 of 184
This happened to me once-except I was the seller and I had packaged well/done everything a normal seller does.

My point being that stuff happens, and it isn't always the buyer or the seller. USPS is there too rolleyes.gif
post #67 of 184
Try installing the drivers that worked then upping the voltage in afterburner.

If i were you i would fill out a rma form with msi they even have a advance rma feature biggrin.gif meaning they send you the new card when you get it you send out the old one!
post #68 of 184
I can't believe this thread is as long as it is.

1. MSI will RMA the card for you without any purchase information. YOU DONT HAVE TO BE THE ORIGINAL OWNER. Request the RMA, send the card in and that's it.

2. Paypal and Ebay will ALWAYS side with the buyer. Open a case and you will get your money back in no time.



I realize that the buyer emailed you back. So option 2 is no longer necessary. However, depending on the deal you got on the card, it may be worth it to send it for RMA to MSI instead of sending it to the seller. In both cases you're out of shipping, but if you ship to MSI you should get a working card back.
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post #69 of 184
Make an honest attempt to get the card to work properly on your end. You shouldn't have to reinstall windows but at this point it sounds like a refresh might do you good.

First step however is to make contact with the seller. Contacting Paypal or eBay FIRST will get you no where. See if the seller will make it right and if not, then file your claim appropriately. Some sellers make honest mistakes, ya never know.
post #70 of 184
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I can't believe this thread is as long as it is.

1. MSI will RMA the card for you without any purchase information. YOU DONT HAVE TO BE THE ORIGINAL OWNER. Request the RMA, send the card in and that's it.

2. Paypal and Ebay will ALWAYS side with the buyer. Open a case and you will get your money back in no time.



I realize that the buyer emailed you back. So option 2 is no longer necessary. However, depending on the deal you got on the card, it may be worth it to send it for RMA to MSI instead of sending it to the seller. In both cases you're out of shipping, but if you ship to MSI you should get a working card back.

MSI does ask for purchase info, at least they did when I rma'ed my mobos. And he may still need to open a case, someone was going to refund me and we chatted back and forth but it wasn't until I opened a case that he actually finally gave me back my money. Still it would be worth it to call up MSI and find out if they'll do an rma. Or just try and fudge the info, maybe say it was a gift.
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