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Hello everyone. Some time ago I bought an R9 290x and it recently failed. After RMAing it and a week or so later, I had a card back from RMA.... well... Now this RMA card is having issues. With the card in the system and play games, it will randomly cause my system to shut down and restart. Upon restart it just sits at a black screen...

Upon placing my 670 back into my system I no longer have issues. What gives?


XFX GIVE ME A DAMN WORKING VIDEO CARD AND DON'T PLAY GAMES WITH ME!
 
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Yep, sounds like XFX for you.
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Why oh why did you buy a XFX card Xeb (was it reference)? Srsly.

When you finally get one back that works sell it and get another from someone w/ decent customer service and/or quality custom PCBs.
Edited by candy_van - 3/10/14 at 9:03pm
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Friends don't let friends buy XFX cards thumb.gif
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I was impatient when the 290x came out... e-e Trust me, once I get a good working one I will likely keep it as a spare and get a 780Ti. Let the thing collect dust...Or maybe I will sell it to be rid of XFX's stink. I have no idea at this point.
Edited by Lord Xeb - 3/10/14 at 9:14pm
 
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I must be just lucky, every XFX card I have had never had issues (x2 4890, 5970, x2 7970). Im sorry about all the trouble youve been through, when you get the next RMA back sell it for like a Sapphire or ASUS.
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After all the issues I have had with the 290x I am going back to nvidia. Normally I swap around more than a mosquito, but I have never had an issue with nvidia and always seem to have issues with ATI/AMD cards.
 
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I wouldn't use your bum XFX card as a basis for a user experience w/ AMD's R9 series.
If you are going to switch back why not just save a few bucks and get a 780? it looks like you're only playing at 1080p
Edited by candy_van - 3/10/14 at 9:21pm
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True. However, the past still remains.
Edited by Lord Xeb - 3/10/14 at 9:28pm
 
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What you mean you burning your 5770s to hell? You flogged those things mercilessly on air lol.
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