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Amazon has the best return system. Return it?
I would marry Amazon.com if I could. I get my coffee and Rogain from them monthly.
post #12 of 30
OP I think you're a little confused. Reference boards are the stock boards, the good ones that can OC. Non reference are the bad ones like the one you got. That said, that EXACT thing happened to me. Diamond sent me a crappy non reference. False advertising if you ask me.
     
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That looks like a nice cooler to me. I am prety sure that will be quieter and cooler then reference. Also check if it as MSI AB support. If you cant change voltages max you will get ~ 950Mhz in core which is not that bad.
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post #14 of 30
They may not be as popular but they do put out a good product. Abit dishonest with the misleading picture. They've been in business over 20 years, just not as popular as ASUS and the rest. As long as it's reference it's got to be good. ATI and nVidia for that matter has tight guidelines to follow with reference cards.
Here's a few paragraphs from their site.

About Diamond Multimedia

For over two decades, Diamond Multimedia has been widely recognized as a pioneer in the graphics, sound and communications industries and a key player in launching the multimedia revolution. Our mission is to provide our customers with the latest quality technology combined with outstanding service and support.

Diamond offers a complete multimedia solution featuring ATI Radeon graphics cards, TV tuners, USB display adapters, video capture devices, sound cards, modems, and electronics accessories all from one convenient location.

Diamond video cards use the latest technology to offer the best solutions for gaming, home media and business applications. Powered by ATI Radeon Graphics from AMD, Diamond is continuously striving to manufacture the highest quality video cards to ensure reliability and stability in your computer system.
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ill take it off your hands if its free
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diamond sucks. i never once got reply to RMA requests .
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How is this diamonds fault?

Call amazon....
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post #18 of 30
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Oh and I'd call Amazon first. They listed the wrong item. Doubt they are any reference cards left tho.
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amazon is generally really good with returns, they send me prepaid boxes and all.
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Amazon has the best return system. Return it?
All of these. Just go into your account. Go to return an item. It will ask the reason and you simply say item received was not the item ordered and describe it.
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Take it to the next level, sue them!
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post #20 of 30
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is there any difference between these reference boards and stock non reference boards? I hear they dont OC as well.
TriXX can OC non ref cards! with VOLTAGE!
but sorry to see that you got such a...ugly card. i say return it.
    
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