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post #51 of 73
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Originally Posted by d1nky View Post

job done, you could always ask them if you paid a little extra could they upgrade to a 7970 etc

Yeah i'm pretty glad that he replied that. But i'm still curious if they somehow find out anything that wont cover the warranty etc etc. And yeah, i've thought about that. I'll try to ask them smile.gif Thank you all for the help. Feels like a boulder just dropped from my shoulder. One expensive card i'd be throwing out if there wasnt warranty lol.
post #52 of 73
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ive read and followed this entire thread, the cards dead. with any sort of usage on the card it crashes.

flashing graphics bios isn't a magical solution to problems, tbh it should be avoided and isn't necessary in 99% of times.

how is flashing going to fix this? and trying to get a novice to flash a card after he already submitted an email about the card dying may void warranty and lose his replacement.

send the card back already!

p.s don't tell the company anything, just say it died while gaming. saying you benched/overclocked/installed overclocking software VOIDS warranty, and they will more thank likely refuse replacement!

I agreed with you all the way. flashing vbios should be avoided as it should be the last resort. but nobody was expert already in flashing vbios. we all started as novice am i right? if he will be guided properly, he can do it. If I knew that even his 2nd vbios keep crashing, its already dead.... but if 2nd vbios works and no system lock ups and so on and so forth, i will not assume that card is dead... 2nd vbios uses same pieces of components on gpu board. so theoritically, it should the the program running the card which will be in case of gpus, vbioses.....


one question, how could overclocking voids warranty whereas CCC which is AMD's drivers, has a feature called overdrive? It doesnt make any sense.... if you OC your voltage yes that will definitely void warranty, if manufacturer finds out.....

but, as OP is getting a new card, then we should be all happy for him... thumb.gif
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post #53 of 73
edit: I just searched Overdrive Catalyst and found out that yes Overclocking voids warranty instantly.... lol...

I will avoid pushing so much my cards now as if it crashes, damaged because of OCing.... big trouble tongue.gif
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post #54 of 73
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Well if you damage your card by ocing, and theres no physical damage then they cant see that you overclocked. Just reset to stock settings.
post #55 of 73
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one question, how could overclocking voids warranty whereas CCC which is AMD's drivers, has a feature called overdrive? It doesnt make any sense.... if you OC your voltage yes that will definitely void warranty, if manufacturer finds out.....

I don't know where to start with your information, firstly a bios wont solve anything if he were to flash and kept an alternative bios on the card, the company finds out and then he loses out. secondly, who would want a card which is faulty (even if one bios worked which is very unlikely) the card is still faulty. and last, all overclocking software comes with a warning that using it voids warranty.

heres the one from CCC their drivers you mentioned, which says it all. overclocking frequency or voltage.

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WARNING: AMD processors are intended to be operated only within their associated specifications and factory settings. Operating your AMD processor outside of official AMD specifications or outside of factory settings, including but not limited to the conducting of overclocking (including use of this overclocking software, even if such software has been directly or indirectly provided by AMD or otherwise affiliated in any way with AMD), may damage your processor and/or lead to other problems, including but not limited to, damage to your system components (including your motherboard and components thereon (e.g. memory)), system instabilities (e.g. data loss and corrupted images), reduction in system performance, shortened processor, system component and/or system life and in extreme cases, total system failure. AMD does not provide support or service for issues or damages related to use of an AMD processor outside of official AMD specifications or outside of factory settings. You may also not receive support or service from your board or system manufacturer. Please make sure you have saved all important data before using this overclocking software. DAMAGES CAUSED BY USE OF YOUR AMD PROCESSOR OUTSIDE OF OFFICIAL AMD SPECIFICATIONS OR OUTSIDE OF FACTORY SETTINGS ARE NOT COVERED UNDER ANY AMD PRODUCT WARRANTY AND MAY NOT BE COVERED BY YOUR BOARD OR SYSTEM MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY.

edit I didn't see ya new post, heres for reference lol
post #56 of 73
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Originally Posted by fjaesbog View Post

Well if you damage your card by ocing, and theres no physical damage then they cant see that you overclocked. Just reset to stock settings.

and this.
post #57 of 73
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Well if you damage your card by ocing, and theres no physical damage then they cant see that you overclocked. Just reset to stock settings.

thanks do that then tongue.gif

and how can you reset settings on unbootable card? and OC settings is only in your current computer where it was connected.... if you connect to other system it will go at default settings just so you know tongue.giftongue.giftongue.gif cause when you oc your card, it injects info to your system registry not your card's vbios......

if you are dual booting, lets say linux and windows, your OC in windows will not appear in linux. and vice versa


@d1nky, good thing i searched first otherwise you would be smashing on me hard now rolleyes.gif


i had experienced before and I thought it was dead... just did some searching, i unlocked first and flashed bios. and it works.... cause 2nd bios was working well...thumb.gif

I wouldnt say its a faulty card cause he has been using for 2 months and only at furmark test where the cards where pushed more.... just saying
Edited by nightfox - 8/27/13 at 7:18am
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post #58 of 73
LOL ^^ im a lover not a fighter
post #59 of 73
88ºC is not dangerous, especially if you shut furmark right after it hit that temp.
Being able to boot your pc and even see the windows logo means the card was alive. Probably a software/driver issue.
post #60 of 73
thats what i thought initially especially 2nd bios was still active... but OP did a lot of things which we didnt know.

And I cannot say it is faulty cause it was running fine for long time.... if it does faulty, It wont even finish or even start a gpu hungry games...
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