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Just got my rig up and going again, only to manage to kill my video card. I was actually using the ATI Overdrive utility...about 10 seconds into adjusting itself I heard a pop and the screen went bright blue. Shortly later I smelled burnt electronics. /sigh

So my question is how long is it before the 4870s should be hitting the market? I could go with nvidia I suppose, I had been waiting for the 4870 to see what might be the best upgrade path...I figured I had until July to make sure before buying anything...best laid plans and all that...

Obviously I don't want to go that long down one video card I'm using the one out of my son's pc...but that won't probably fly for long
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Just got my rig up and going again, only to manage to kill my video card. I was actually using the ATI Overdrive utility...about 10 seconds into adjusting itself I heard a pop and the screen went bright blue. Shortly later I smelled burnt electronics. /sigh

So my question is how long is it before the 4870s should be hitting the market? I could go with nvidia I suppose, I had been waiting for the 4870 to see what might be the best upgrade path...I figured I had until July to make sure before buying anything...best laid plans and all that...

Obviously I don't want to go that long down one video card I'm using the one out of my son's pc...but that won't probably fly for long
You could always RMA that 2900
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post #3 of 35
Sounds like you got a bad card, changing clocks shouldn't fry a card (unless overdrive is able to change voltage..)

4870 isn't due out for another month at the least, 2 months at most. Of course you probably won't want to buy them the first week or so because the prices will be jacked up.
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Yeah RMA it

N thats a nice system you got there
    
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post #5 of 35
Yeah RMA it. It doesn't look like u did anything wrong. things on video cards don't jsut go "pop!" from OCing unless the voltage is WAY upped. lol.
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That's what strkes me as odd. I've used overdrive before with no problems at all, the temp never got above 50C during the whole thing either, which would lead me to think it was not temp related. I've had the card for over a year now, do you think that Saphire would RMA the thing? For some reason I thought they had a limited warranty...also I've been using an aftermarket cooler...not sure if that voids the warranty.
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post #7 of 35
I used ati overdrive to overclock my 2900xt and I had no problems at all. Looks like you got a bad card, I would try to RMA it.
    
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post #8 of 35
Definitely RMA, but dont tell them what you were doing.
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post #9 of 35
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I've used overdrive before though with no problems. But I did just rebuild the thing. I'll see about an RMA.
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post #10 of 35
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Hmm I bought it in July last year so it should be under warranty. I submitted a ticket on their site. This will be the first card I've ever needed to RMA...I'm hoping Sapphire honors their warranties. I paid $500 for the thing...hopefully it gets honored.
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