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7/28/08 Update: http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...fective-nvidia

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...ia-g84-g86-bad

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THE BURNING QUESTION on everyone's mind is what Nvidia parts are failing in the field? No GT200 jokes here, NV personnel are still quite sensitive about that, but our moles have told us about the bum GPUs.

The short story is that all the G84 and G86 parts are bad. Period. No exceptions. All of them, mobile and desktop, use the exact same ASIC, so expect them to go south in inordinate numbers as well. There are caveats however, and we will detail those in a bit
G84 = 8600GTS, 8600GT, 8500GS
G86 = 8500GT, 8400GS, 8300GS
Edited by DuckieHo - 7/28/08 at 6:32am
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Don't buy a Nvidia based laptop then.
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post #5 of 97
Great find.
+rep.

Good thing I don't has any of them.


Edit* Good lawdy, I has a 8600gts :'(
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I love my 8600M GT
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I have not had any problem with my 8600gtM
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I kinda like this Charlie guy... Now who is going to have to take the bill? Soley Nvidia or the ASIC manufacturer too?
Edited by Somenoob - 7/9/08 at 10:37am
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That really sucks for people that own those chips......I'd be pissed.
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post #10 of 97
Lucky I got an 9500M chip in mine. I doubt the problem is as bad as they say. They have been selling those things for a long time.
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