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I don't doubt that people have posted saying this, but I find it hard to believe that they're actually catching on fire. I'm going to have to quote Charlie here, but when I read this my "bull**** detectors went off so loudly that the phone my laptop almost vibrated out of my hand. off my desk. "
I've seen a few video cards catching fire or popping in the last few weeks. However, the instances of cards popping went from maybe 1-2 a month to 8-10 a month. This is from personal experience and realize that I only work 6-7 hrs a week
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I've seen a few video cards catching fire or popping in the last few weeks. However, the instances of cards popping went from maybe 1-2 a month to 8-10 a month. This is from personal experience and realize that I only work 6-7 hrs a week
This is rather interesting. Are we talking about laptop cards, desktop cards, or both?
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This is rather interesting. Are we talking about laptop cards, desktop cards, or both?
Desktop cards. NVIDIA sells the laptop parts directly to OEMs.
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Desktop cards. NVIDIA sells the laptop parts directly to OEMs.
One more question, then.

Is this with OEM systems or people that just bought one of the cards and installed it themselves?
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One more question, then.

Is this with OEM systems or people that just bought one of the cards and installed it themselves?
The article states all G84 and G86. I support only retail cards.
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Hmm, my G84-based card hasn't failed me. I've never had to RMA it. Sure, it's slower compared to today's cards, but it still works. And I've overclocked the hell out of it. Sooooo... what's bad now? "ALL" G84 cards are bad, huh? Hmm, you got me...
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You have to be kidding me... Even if the majority of OCN isn't gentle chances are they don't constantly turn their computer on and off. Things fail all the time here for people. They just RMA it like normal.
Well then the laptop section would be filled with "Don't buy laptops with nVidia GPUs!!! They will burn your house down!"

But still...the article said this pertained to desktop and mobile versions. I think would be at least a few posts by people with zero rep asking what is wrong with their video card.

If I can find some thing some where else that co-insides with this I might believe it. I also want to see if I can dig up any numbers that might show that more laptops are being sold with nVidia GPUS then before and thus there is a higher amount of failures...that would just be a game of statistics there, but I don't know what the numbers are right now.


And what is this about actual fires? I once helped volt mod a pentium3 so that it was getting about 8 volts and could not be shut down in an attempt to start it on fire. Capacitors popped first... this is the first internet search I am doing after I hit submit here. Aside from batteries exploding...I've never heard of a computer starting on fire. Some shorted wires...a puff of smoke from the PSU, yes, but actual flames? No way...
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Hmm, my G84-based card hasn't failed me. I've never had to RMA it. Sure, it's slower compared to today's cards, but it still works. And I've overclocked the hell out of it. Sooooo... what's bad now? "ALL" G84 cards are bad, huh? Hmm, you got me...

Please see post # 53 lines 2 and 5.
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my laptop better not go right before 3rd semester!
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My 8400M GS has fried....twice. Good thing I have Dell on-site support.
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