Originally Posted by tsm106
There have been ppl who screamed fried card, only later realize it was a bc2 punkbuster issue. I've seen same groups of ppl rma and go green because of it. I've also seen ppl not realize what they were looking at using atitool which handles textures incorrectly on 69xx cards, omg fried card. Atitool artifacts on working stock cards nevermind modded cards. The guy who first posted the fried card from flashing who posted those BC2 vids on youtube... he later changed his opinion, admitting he realized it was a driver/game issue.
The side that proclaims the timing issue is asking what we know of timing issues to take a leap, a crazy leap of faith. I know when I tweak the ram on my MB, tweak silly, it doesn't fry jack. But omg on a vid card the thing is dead, killed caput! Something doesn't add up my friend. All the cards should fry if that was the case. I'd go with your idea of X % of typical failures due to manufacturing has more merit than the leap of faith of ram timings.
Happens to be one of the best written retorts to the statement that flashes kill cards because of memory timing.
I'm not saying it cant happen or even that out isnt plausible however I haven't seen a shred off real evidence that the flash has killed a card over time because of the timings.
if you don't want to flash, then don't. You can even explain what fears you have, but please font go around stating theories as fact because they surely aren't until there is proof.
Sent from my Motorola_i1 using TapatalkEdited by bce22 - 5/19/11 at 2:22pm