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post #11 of 18
I might get this today thanx +rep

Edit: You still get a $20 dollar rebate which makes this even better!!!
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bump! A 5850 for 169 after rebate! Can't beat the price!
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post #13 of 18
I wonder if they ever fixed their voltage control issues on this card.

Both Criminal and I returned ours ages ago. Couldn't get it stable over 800mhz, couldn't raise the voltage over 1.15v without crashing it.

I'd rather go reference.
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Originally Posted by Bo_Punk_2.0 View Post
I wonder if they ever fixed their voltage control issues on this card.

Both Criminal and I returned ours ages ago. Couldn't get it stable over 800mhz, couldn't raise the voltage over 1.15v without crashing it.

I'd rather go reference.
No, unfortunately MSI has not re-released a Twin Frozr 5850 (or 5830) with corrected voltage regulation as they had done with the 5870.
Still a decent card if you don't plan on pushing it much, but w/ a 5850 being 3-8% of a 5870 *clock-for-clock, it's a bit harder to justify.
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No, unfortunately MSI has not re-released a Twin Frozr 5850 (or 5830) with corrected voltage regulation as they had done with the 5870.
Still a decent card if you don't plan on pushing it much, but w/ a 5850 being 3-8% of a 5870 *clock-for-clock, it's a bit harder to justify.
Didn't you get one as well CV?? I remember Crim and I bought it right after it hit Newegg. I thought there were a few more of us who go it, and were horrendously upset with it.
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Didn't you get one as well CV?? I remember Crim and I bought it right after it hit Newegg. I thought there were a few more of us who go it, and were horrendously upset with it.
Nope, never worked with the TFII 5850 or 5870 (Rev 1).
I have however used the 5830 (same problem) and a 5770 Hawk - actually the 1st of the two I had, so you could imagine my disappointment as that card clocked like a bear.

MSI seems to be having a lot of problems staying consistent with this issue; the Twin Frozr GTX 460s have the exact same problem.
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post #17 of 18
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The voltage control doesn't bother me much, if at all. The card is for my older brother, who at most plays Fifa 11 or Street Fighter 4, neither of which needs a whole lotta horsepower to run.

He just had an upgrade itch, along with a new 1080p monitor. For $169 after rebate, there's not much you can complain about.
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post #18 of 18
An FYI that there's this deal too:
http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...-5850-1gb.html

Same price before rebate if you use 10% off coupon code, but cheaper after rebate ($159)

Promo card included.
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