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post #61 of 77
I think its partly to do with the fact that the reference cooler isnt too good, a HR-03-GT can be used on this card, and all the RAMsinks fit well, so do that and it may better the situation.
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post #62 of 77
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Originally Posted by alexgheseger View Post
Waahh, and i just bought two to crossfire . Hopefully it's just a bad batch of HIS's.
VisionTek has a the only Lifetime Warranty...
Probably why we buy that brand
Furthermore, with backing like that do you think they would make inferior products... I think not
    
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<--- switched from Sapphire 3870 to Visiontek 4870 just for the lifetime warranty.
    
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post #64 of 77
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Originally Posted by BinaryBird View Post
If the cards died without any modding, how come none of the reviewers found this problem? I am sure they must have stressed them a lot as well including the crossfire setups.
Reviewers probably ran them with the side off the case (no point replacing it if you're going to be benching other cards) and even if they were under extreme stress I very much doubt they were run for 12 hours at a time (like some hardcore gamers) so it might not have been comparable.
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post #65 of 77
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^^^ what does that prove??? hd4870 cant even touch the gx2 one on one, which is what I care about...Now if I was broke or on a tight budget then the 4870 would look very tempting but since I am neither I can careless.
It seems you msut piss out liquid money, can you please, instead of giving nVidia a free $350 for those GTX 280's, giving it to someone who could use it?
    
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<--- switched from Sapphire 3870 to Visiontek 4870 just for the lifetime warranty.
Same here actually, they wanted to sell me a pair of sapphires, but i said 2 year warranty FTL, lifetime FTW.
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post #67 of 77
At least we know why the cards are so cheep
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post #68 of 77
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At least we know why the cards are so cheep
cheap*



Now why is that.. can you explain?
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post #69 of 77
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Originally Posted by criminal View Post
cheap*



Now why is that.. can you explain?
Because they can't handle overvolting and BIOS flashing, apparently.

It seems noone here actually read the circumstances under which the cards died, they just jumped on ATI. Funny.
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post #70 of 77
Well...
They are just too powerful for their coolers that's all
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