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worst experience i had with a card was 6970, wouldn't work at first, spent a week or so and finally fiddled round with software and got it up and running, did a little overclocking and appeared to have one of the worst clockers ever compared to what other were getting so left it at stock, soon got ridiculously loud and 2 weeks in got a refund and bought 2 gtx 480's for just £100 more, and obviously they decimated that card, were equally noisy but clocked a lot better and performed much much better without all the hassle.
    
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i would say the Ati Amd Radeon 6450 Silent absolutely terrible
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On the contrary, the FX series is not that old.

Seems like half the people on here have a sig or about me that says, "yea a 14 yr old can bld a custom pc so wat?" So I think he has a point. biggrin.gif
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i would say the Ati Amd Radeon 6450 Silent absolutely terrible

told ya not to buy it redface.gif

my worst experience with a video card? Probably my Radeon 5970, but then again Iv only went though like 5 video cards. Just occasionally my 5970 would downclock one of its GPU's to 400/900 to be stupid or something. other than that I havent had any problems. My Asus 8400GS Silent, Perfect little card to run my older system that my dad uses to email and stuff. My Quadro NVS 285, Great little card for its purpose, dual displays, great for basic multi tasking on my Dell workstation, They were both passive cards ran a little hot but never gave me problems rolleyes.gif Then my first mainstream card was the Radeon HD 4670 1GB from Sapphire, Wonderful card, my favorite of the bunch. Pretty decent little overclocker, Ran nice and cool NEVER went over 55.C and Ran pretty much anything i threw at it at the time with my older monitor. Then my Radeon HD 5830 Its been a reliable card, never busts, cool and quiet, no driver issues... my only problem was the fact that there is a BIOS lock on how far you can actually overclock the card. it easily hit that limit, and I could have pushed it WAY further. Now my 5970, its long... (not much of a problem) Its hot... like REALLY hot.. 98.C load, Its not too loud, like its bearable, but it is audible. and obviously when running crossfire X there are always driver issues. Next time around im going with Nvidia to see what they are like. Because I most likely am going to go multi GPU at some point.
    
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Geforce 6200 with turbo cache... I bought this thinking I would blow WoW and FF11 some years ago. Man what a noob I was haha
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The 8800GTX M's in my Dell XPS m1730 that if I turned over I could use my laptop as a grill ahahaha
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Msi 560ti one defective the other one had one fan defective i swapped the cooler on the bad one to the good card and now it's working fine, but still for near 500$ it just supposed to work.
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In terms of quality, drivers and just generally a massive pain in the arse, it would have to be the 4870X2

As for the worst ever performance wise, it was a Matrox G200 8MB!
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In terms of quality, drivers and just generally a massive pain in the arse, it would have to be the 4870X2
As for the worst ever performance wise, it was a Matrox G200 8MB!

The 4870x2 is tooooooo true smile.gif Don't forget the massive heat creation that could replace a heating system for a flat..... :/
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I had a Radeon 7000 (32MB AGP) card that had a short in it from the factory. As soon as I powered on my computer with it inside it threw sparks and killed my motherboard, processor, and ram mad.gif The best part is that the shop I got it from closed like 3 days later so I couldn't RMA the damn thing...
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