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^ ditto , I didn't flash the 6970 bios for the SAME reason!

I *broke* my 6850 - kinda dropped it with an AC Accelero S1 rev2 mounted on it W/ the Vrm001 heatsinks stuck on w/ thermal EPOXY !

Took some time to disassemble and CLEAN it , though the epoxy residues were evident , mounted the stock cooler ( and somehow couldn't quite place the two extra rivets) and sent it off to MSI , 2 weeks thus , had a credit note with the mandatory -15% restocking fee
whaat fun!
got a 6950 instead , the cooler's so good , not switching to the accelero !

Anyhow ! Companies like XFX are totally enthusiast friendly ,they'll permit aftermarket coolers! And the same w/ sapphire I believe - they DO let you reseat the HSF and clean it etc ( basically means the same as XFX) but then Asus and MSI aren't so friendly --
The safest way out would be this - make sure you have thermal pads - those patch style thermal greases and use it incase the GFX goes for a six.
That way a technitian won't even doubt you!

DON't keep the card sparkly and clean !
Make sure you don't visibly fudge it ( volt modders!! )
And You should be good!

After all , companies like MSI , sapphire , and Asus ship OC;ing software w/ their products - they know what they're getting themselves into .


At the end of the day , if the RMA goes sount , its YOUR fault
OC'ing comes with a big disclaimer ! Voids the warranty!
Powercolour>XFX. XFX has bad customer service and bad PCB revisions.
    
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post #2132 of 3890
XFX only ever did 1 bad revision for the ATI 4890! The AMD 6 cards that are XFX seem perfectly fine and am sure any pcb revised versions will be better
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My XFX 6950 2gb non ref does pretty darn good, 1ghz/1.225v
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XFX is the S* in India -- there was a time where they were selling 2nd grade stuff across the capital !! Rashi peripherals, they had something to do with it .. Xfx looks nice and black , but brown MSI pcb all the way here.. The ONLY company in India actually worth mentioning when it comes to after sale!
I broke my 6850 *BROKE* as in it fell off the table :/ so the Custom Accelero s1 Heatsink must've really broken something . Took off the VRM001 ram / mosfet HS that I'd stuck w/ EPOXY! And it OBVIOUSLY left it's mark!
replaced the cooler -> original .. and whaddyaknow , in under a fortnight , a credit note / a pending replacement in another week from the states! woohoo I took the CN and got meself me spankin new meh 6950 TF3 , unlocked
A 3 yr warranty is PLENTY ! They ship AF with their gpu's, even an 8400gs , now THAT'S really consumer oriented marketing/ support.
XFX selling 2nd grade good OMG .
Asus is under Raashi peripherals for their support- they're nubs :/
Dont even know what a capacitor on a motherboard is ! God help you if ur mobo / gfx goes dead!
Palit, Powercolor don't sell here O.o
Zotac and Sapphire just don;'t cut it IMO!

Did I mention , the lifetime warranty in India from XFX is actually just 3 years ? Try talkin to their service execs! Every time there's a problem , I head out w/ my pals to get their sh* fixed and it usually doesn't end well UNLESS we're headed to the sony/apple/MSI showrooms, and that applies to laptops as well OFC !
Edited by 0razor1 - 7/6/11 at 12:35pm
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What video converting do you guys use that supports gpu acceleration? i tried IMTOO just now, and gpu aceleration is disabled even though i have 11.6 drivers :/
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well andrew d on twitter has basically said that they are not fixing Crysis 2 because they don't see a problem. So yeah, the tess cores on AMD bottom line are just pure rubbish!
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What video converting do you guys use that supports gpu acceleration? i tried IMTOO just now, and gpu aceleration is disabled even though i have 11.6 drivers :/
Cyberlink MediaEspresso works for me.
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well andrew d on twitter has basically said that they are not fixing Crysis 2 because they don't see a problem. So yeah, the tess cores on AMD bottom line are just pure rubbish!
I </3 THEM NOW !
So no fix in the horizon >? Or should I just come bac k to it in 6 months >? liek crysis 1 , it took amd FOREVER to get their cards to perform on it... shame.
And non admittance of this perennial problem is just inexcusable. if they're putting Andrew up to it , omg is that shameless. I'm sure I paid for those 'improved' tess cores. C2 speaks otherwise .

Before I continue bashing, wanna ask - Does the 5870 perform better than the 6950 in C2 w/ dx11 "__" ??

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What video converting do you guys use that supports gpu acceleration? i tried IMTOO just now, and gpu aceleration is disabled even though i have 11.6 drivers :/
GPU acceleration stays disabled in a few apps - am facing something similar on my PowerDvd (CYBERLINK) 00 despite EACH and every cat 11.6 download, the APP feature popped up in hardware acceleration for upscaling, BUT didn't work ! It's greyed out ! no fix found so far . how lame.. Finally APP , but no APP!
Media expresso sure works, Corel products work flawlessly.
you can also use the avivo converter by downloading 'xcode' from their driver page and enabling video accelerated conversion ( drag and drop) -- avivo does this for yoU!

Click on this to take you to the page --- its free!! ^
Download package #2


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Cyberlink MediaEspresso works for me.
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BradleyW, read properly before posting, they never mentioned not bringing a fix ever, look;

http://twitter.com/#!/catalystcreator

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We're looking at Crysis 2 in general to see what optimizations can be enabled to improve perf. But this will take some time
I'll just wait until they fix it, not like I care much about Crysis 2 anyways.
    
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THEY HAVE to care X-I
AMD will burn if they cant get tess right on their 6xxx cards ! Omg I bought this card to play C2 in dx11 :@ the 6850 I had did better!
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