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Sent my ASUS mobo awhile ago, still haven't received anything back. Not even an email confirming it was received haha, just kinda waiting now.
After my last RMA with a Samsung Harddrive, since it was Dead after a week ( my first Death of a device... never buying a Samsung HD again) Though it was dealt with fairly well I can't say it leaves any good impressions and adding a nice 30$ bill to your wallet doesn't help push that sale price on the item, not to mention possible data loss (in my case several documents etc) or just not having the device sucks =(...
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post #72 of 78
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I was offered the 6950 1GB for free, but I can't really use all of my accessories then.


Thanks for all your input guys, but I'm not interested in unlocking my card.
I'd rather pay another $60 just to get the 6970.

I'll probably just get the 2GB 6950.
Well, it's still reassuring to know if you did need a little boost from your card in the future, you can unlock it.
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Unlocking is much different than OC and better in many ways. Think of the AMD unlocking 2 whole extra cores on their CPU. NICE!

Sounds like they did the right thing by you. Are they learning from threads like this I wonder?
 
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post #74 of 78
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I agree there are times when a overclock is needed.

I also think the Core 2 Duo is what started the madness (Though some could argue the Thunderbird platform from AMD is a rightful candidate). I have to admit the prospect of overclocking something from 1.86 to 3GHZ was really appealing back in the day since you were basically getting triple the performance compared to a Pentium 4 at the time. Same with the Q6600 which is legendary. Suffering through the Pentium 4 and getting something as nice as Conroe brought me alot of fun.

But on the other hand,its just like the SB processors with no unlocked multi, they are considered garbage here(SB 2500) when in actuality I would rather have one of those at stock over a massively overclocked C2Q Q9550 or Phenom 960. The architecture is what I am interested in now more than anything, maybe I have evolved or maybe devolved, who knows
Snicker "back in the day"...heh heh heh...

My first overclock was an 80486, and my earliest awesome overclock was a Duron 600MHz that both my buddy and I o/c to 1GHz (60% increase). That was the whole point of purchasing those ICs, because for less than half the price you could purchase a slower IC and get top-of-the-line performance from it. Since it was not a high priced CPU there was not much risk involved.

My current CPU is a couple of years old, and fits into what you said regarding getting more performance out of older hardware. I have a 2.5GHz Core 2 Quad and o/c it to 3.3GHz, which is 30% faster. That type of performance improvement is worth the risk IMHO. I feel that anything above about 20% (completely arbitrary) is worth the o/c unless you've spent a fortune on it. If I spent $1000 for a CPU, there's no way I would risk o/c unless I could easily afford to replace it. For some people that's not a problem, they're in it just for the overclocking and are not worried about the cost.

In any case, I do agree that some people just should not be doing any overclocking (or even system building). There was a guy on another forum who was talking about blue smoke, two video cards, three main boards and CPUs all messed up and he was STILL returning product and blaming everyone but himself. "I think I'll blame this one on ASUS" and such. If I was his local store, I would give him all his money back and ask him to go shop somewhere else. Some people should just not be playing around inside any electronics. The only time over the years I have seen anyone complaining about smoke on a mainboard or sparks or anything it's ALWAYS been user error. We even had an engineer bring back a board mounted in a case. He mounted it, and he shorted a corner of the board and fried it. Of course, he was trying to get US to pay for it....fat chance...

People just don't seem to want to take responsibility for what they do these days. Oh that Duron 600 at 1GHz? I'm STILL using it on an 8 monitor VGA splitter to burn-in monitors after servicing...lol...
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Hi guys. I just went through a little bs when I ordered my XFX HD 6970 reference card from Amazon. The pictures of the card on Amazon showed a reference card. As soon as I opened it, I could tell it was a non reference card! Twas not a happy camper. I contacted XFX to find out what was up and they tried to tell me that I recd a newer, upgraded card. Yeah, right. I sent it back to Amazon and in the mean time I ordered one from Newegg. Amazon gave me a full refund and my replacement card from the egg was indeed a reference card!!

It is an awesome card!!
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SnickerIn any case, I do agree that some people just should not be doing any overclocking (or even system building). There was a guy on another forum who was talking about blue smoke, two video cards, three main boards and CPUs all messed up and he was STILL returning product and blaming everyone but himself. "I think I'll blame this one on ASUS" and such. If I was his local store, I would give him all his money back and ask him to go shop somewhere else. Some people should just not be playing around inside any electronics. The only time over the years I have seen anyone complaining about smoke on a mainboard or sparks or anything it's ALWAYS been user error. We even had an engineer bring back a board mounted in a case. He mounted it, and he shorted a corner of the board and fried it. Of course, he was trying to get US to pay for it....fat chance...
If that guy keeps getting his money back or parts replaced he must be a very lucky dude, or buying the parts in different stores, or under another name not his own...
When my LGA1366 setup burned during a night i called Asus, e-mailed intel and BFG, went to the electricity company, and even the insurance guy for some kind of compensation, but i had no luck whatsoever. A whole PC just doesn't burn up randomly, but still, no-one would assume an error and blame it on me, f*****s, LOL
I was testing a small OC (small=150FSB in a i7-920) with prime95, one out drinking a few beers with my friends, when i came back the whole thing was in flames, and about 1200 euro down the drain. I was lucky that it didn't flame the entire place, as i had to unload a whole fire extinguisher on that thing
I wish Asus would take the blame for a faulty board, but it didn't, and i never discovered the origin of the fire, the wall plug was fine.
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If that guy keeps getting his money back or parts replaced he must be a very lucky dude, or buying the parts in different stores, or under another name not his own...
When my LGA1366 setup burned during a night i called Asus, e-mailed intel and BFG, went to the electricity company, and even the insurance guy for some kind of compensation, but i had no luck whatsoever. A whole PC just doesn't burn up randomly, but still, no-one would assume an error and blame it on me, f*****s, LOL
I was testing a small OC (small=150FSB in a i7-920) with prime95, one out drinking a few beers with my friends, when i came back the whole thing was in flames, and about 1200 euro down the drain. I was lucky that it didn't flame the entire place, as i had to unload a whole fire extinguisher on that thing
I wish Asus would take the blame for a faulty board, but it didn't, and i never discovered the origin of the fire, the wall plug was fine.

Closest thing I had to a fire was in an old PC that had alot of Dust in the PSU I smelled something funny went looking around the house and traced it to the computer and smelled around and it was coming out of the PSU, shut down and blew it clean and no more smell.

I can't think of too many components that are actually capable of catching fire though, but a number certainly could short or something and light a significant amount of dust into a small fire which would build quickly.

So if I would blame anything I'd say PSU =P
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I had all the parts for about 1 and a half months, at the exception of the graphics card...PSU was the first thing coming to my mind too, but i didn't want to believe that an Antec 750W Truepower New would pop after som little time...Man, that was definetely one of the worst nights of my life... then i had to buy this atlhon
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