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Just wondering how ATI or partners of test their GFX cards....Do they just plug them in and see if it boots? Do they actually look at the card? or do they just take the customer's word?
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post #3 of 18
Ati i know actually tests the cards.

But as for like newegg, i would assume they just plug it in to ensure that it works. But i doubt they run like 3dmark and stuff. The egg has some 1800xt's refurbd for 420$ im so there!

The only prob with refurbs is they wont come with the 6pin power plug for teh card. I have one from my old card, but id like to be able to sell my card with it. Guess ill have to go to radio shack or frys.
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so anyone that has a dead card could buy a card from newegg and switch it? provided that they are the same card? then rma it for the cash back?
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Newegg.com does not have any technicians.
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post #6 of 18
If you fried your card while overclocking, you really shouldnt do crap like that as it is very shady and only scerws the rest of us, including yourself. Its stuff like that which hurts prices and return policies.

Some cards from online retailers are RMA for Same item only. No refunds, the only garunteed refund if DOA are refurb cards from online retailers.

But yes you could order a refurb and send your card in, but also note alot of cards come with serial #s on them etc which can be used to identify individual cards.
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I guess my question is this if my card is still under warrenty and I know that it is dead...what kind of tests are going to be done? I am just curious to find out....I would like find out the turnaround.....
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I guess my question is this if my card is still under warrenty and I know that it is dead...what kind of tests are going to be done? I am just curious to find out....I would like find out the turnaround.....
It completely depends on where you bought it from.
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bought it used.....still in warrenty
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