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Ok, I am sick of my MSI 7800gt already as it wont shut up, the fan is always on full whack. So I am gonna replace it with a xfx 7800gt. But my prob is how will I return the product? Its used, I might RMA it under damaged on transit, but that means I'll have to damage it myself, any tips?
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Call them up and say your disatisfied with the product because its too loud.
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Originally Posted by Negotiator
Ok, I am sick of my MSI 7800gt already as it wont shut up, the fan is always on full whack. So I am gonna replace it with a xfx 7800gt. But my prob is how will I return the product? Its used, I might RMA it under damaged on transit, but that means I'll have to damage it myself, any tips?
They're all going to be loud. Keep that card and buy a Zalman Vf-700.
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yes but i can get the xfx for another £5 which is about $8 more, and the xfx is more powerful and ts a guarenteed overclock and their will be a chance that the fan prob am getting on the MSI is not on the XFX. I thought of the way to damage the product. I'll bend a couple of the dvi pins, is this good?
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post #5 of 14
I havent actually checked the clocks on the msi or the xfx so I may be wrong but I doubt theyre any different from one another, at least nothing major... and what makes you think the xfx will give you a guaranteed overclock?... all cards are different... doesnt matter what brand, what people say, etc.

In this case, purposely damaging something in order to return it is just stupid if you ask me... but if you really wanna take the risk of an rma being denied because of a stubborn fan, then by all means go ahead

Did you ever tried the newest rivatuner?... it has quite a few features... theres a fully functioning fan control dialog... so update your drivers to 81.98 and use rivatuner to see if you cant control the fan

otherwise, Im with sccr... with the money youll pay for shipping on each card plus the price differences, youd might as well buy a better heatsink and fan anyway and keep the card... its an awesome card any way you look at it
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post #6 of 14
Not to mention, with the Zalman cooler, you can oc the card better and at full tilt the fan is much quieter than stock.
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post #7 of 14
yes i must say if you insist on damaging the card i hope your ignorance is rewarded with a denied rma. just get the zalman cooler, thenut was dead on.
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Should have just went with an eVGA, mines pretty quiet, the with my case fans I dont know which fan is what.
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post #9 of 14
It disgusts me.
Falsifying an RMA.
Its people like you that cause troubles when people with a real problem need to RMA.
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Originally Posted by tweako_420
It disgusts me.
Falsifying an RMA.
Its people like you that cause troubles when people with a real problem need to RMA.
falsifying an rma can be anything from a poorly flashed gpu bios to ram that someone couldnt overclock as much as they wanted. looking a bit more any product you buy from a store that you return for any questionable reason is roughly the same. most everyone in this country has done that. it is the fact that he wants to damage the card that is really bad to me. and that it is over something fixable.
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