Recently RMA'd a 6600GTOC due to corrupt screen/artifacting without any overclocking by myself!! They replaced the card, sent me another one, great. I've been running the replacement for a couple weeks now with no problem, had it overclocked at the 'detect optimal frequencies' which pushed it up from 525 to 568 and 1.05 to 1.14. Had no artifacting at all playing games like age of empires 3, civilization 4, doom 3 and NFS most wanted on nearly full quality. Well, I was playing NFS most wanted yesterday when all of a sudden my computer just shut off, and would NOT turn back on, EXCEPT, if I pull the 6600GTOC, everything works fine and dandy using the onboard gfx. So I called Ultra and they said its not the PSU if the cpu works without the BFG installed. Then I took it to Staples were I bought the computer (Vaio VGCRB30) and had it tested, works fine with one of they're pci-e gfx cards. So, here I am again ready to RMA another BFG card for a 2nd time. Good Grief. I wonder if I frazzled it by overclocking??? oh and by the way the guy at Staples told me to bargain with BFG for a different 'none overclocked card'
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12/17/05 at 5:58am