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Me and waffle are at a conflict in this and I would've never called him out.

As far as I'm concerned there was massive miscommunication about it as I was lead to believe the card was fine in games, but however thats not the case as as soon as I used the card, loading any 3D instantly artifacts and black screens.

In my books I count this as a dead card and NOT working albiet with minor issues as implied.
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
How about I tell you?

I'm the one that sold him the card. It was sold as faulty, with issues, but working. If look at the FS thread, I couldn't have explained the fact that it had OCCT and crashing errors, and that their would be no refunds, any better, unless I had walked up to the buyer and stapled a printed copy on his face. I even spoke to multiple staff, who agree with me.

I'm quite sure my trader rating speaks for itself, and its quite obvious it wasn't sold as a 100% Working 470.

The thread states no refunds due to the nature of the sale, so I'm not going to go ahead and refund someone who bought a knowingly problematic card, then when they got it, lo and behold, they have problems.

I didn't scam anyone in any way, this was purely an error on the buyers part for not properly reading the thread. I specifically stated on the thread that the only thing I would refund for is Dead on Arrival, as in the card doesn't boot at all, which is does, so makes it a moot point.

End of story.

I normally wouldn't discuss this in the open forum, but I am quick to defend myself from claims of scamming, which are untrue, and potentially damaging to my good reputation.

Any questions?
I knew it was you with your first post in this thread . I didn't even have to go snooping and find the FS thread.

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Me and waffle are at a conflict in this and I would've never called him out.

As far as I'm concerned there was massive miscommunication about it as I was lead to believe the card was fine in games, but however thats not the case as as soon as I used the card, loading any 3D instantly artifacts and black screens.

In my books I count this as a dead card and NOT working albiet with minor issues as implied.
It was clearly stated in his for sale thread that the card functioned fine as a SECONDARY card (PhysX or folding), and that it worked fine FOR HIM as a main card, but he would not guarantee it would do the same for you.

You bought a card knowing full well it could be faulty. This is in NO WAY Waffle's fault. You should have read his thread better I guess.

I'm not trying to be mean at you, just stating...his thread states all the facts.

Why not just RMA it through scan or whatever (assuming that's the retailer)? Or maybe through POV themselves?

EDIT:
Ever stop to think that maybe the artifacting isn't even the GPU at fault? There's no way that your True Power Trio 550w can supply enough power for that card. I would know, I have one sitting here, not being used. It's a really old ATX design unit, that doesn't have very much power on the 12v rail at all. And given its age (The TP3 units are quite old), it's probably not putting out anywhere near rated anymore.
Edited by pioneerisloud - 1/8/11 at 6:06pm
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Yeah, I guessed most people would see that

I'm in no way trying to call out Cyph3r on his mistake and make him seem like the bad guy, things happen.

I just don't appreciate being called a scammer when, as you said, I'm not at fault, so I'm quick to defend myself.
    
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Cyph3r:

See my edit in my post above.
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Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
Me and waffle are at a conflict in this and I would've never called him out.

As far as I'm concerned there was massive miscommunication about it as I was lead to believe the card was fine in games, but however thats not the case as as soon as I used the card, loading any 3D instantly artifacts and black screens.

In my books I count this as a dead card and NOT working albiet with minor issues as implied.
The for sale thread seems pretty clear on what he was selling. Before this thread turns into an argument, I think an apology is prolly in order, THEN, we can discuss what we do with a card that isn't playing well.

I'd usually be in favor of the buyer's remorse, but he was very clear in the thread, hence the cheap price.

Lets turn this thread into an "advice on how to fix the card" thread.
    
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Antec TP3 550w has 120w on the 5v, and 80w on the 3.3v. That leaves 350w max for the 12v rail. Consider its an OLD power supply, its probably closer to 250w or so (guessing here).

Your PSU PROBABLY isn't cutting it for a 470. I'm not saying go out and buy a brand new one....but it is certainly something you need to look into testing (for free) if possible.
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Yeah I just made a for sale thread for it, as I've just worked things one.

1. Bump the voltage to 1.050v and it runs perfect, games and stability benchmarks work without a hitch.

2. My PSU's doing a **** job according to HWMonitor, so I figure that's causing problems.

3. I'm still selling it as its far too loud for me and my PSU really doesnt like it haha.

I was going to say I don't have anything against Waffle, its just the way he spoke to me about and assured me it was fine for games (as I asked many times) then it arrives to me and it's completely derp, I was just abit frustrated is all.

But I'd never of lowered to the point of calling him out publicly. He's a top bloke and I got a bang on Gigabyte motherboard off him which I paid peanuts for, which I'm very thankful for.
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what was this before it was edited?
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Yeah I just made a for sale thread for it, as I've just worked things one.

1. Bump the voltage to 1.050v and it runs perfect, games and stability benchmarks work without a hitch.

2. My PSU's doing a **** job according to HWMonitor, so I figure that's causing problems.

3. I'm still selling it as its far too loud for me and my PSU really doesnt like it haha.

I was going to say I don't have anything against Waffle, its just the way he spoke to me about and assured me it was fine for games (as I asked many times) then it arrives to me and it's completely derp, I was just abit frustrated is all.

But I'd never of lowered to the point of calling him out publicly. He's a top bloke and I got a bang on Gigabyte motherboard off him which I paid peanuts for, which I'm very thankful for.
Considering the card is known to be screwy, you might want to show proof that the card runs stablish at 1.05v. If it weren't for your PSU, I'd say bump it up a little more and see if you can get OCCT to pass .
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I got OCCT to pass at 1.050v.

Got 3Dmark results aswell I'll post up.
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