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Another broken GTX460?

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Hi,

I purchased a GTX460 and then had to send it back due to the screen going red(back mini hdmi connection) I have now received a replacement card and occasionally when I boot as soon as the login screen comes on you get lots of thin straight horizontal lines across the screen. Look like when a zx spectrum game loads. After a few reboots they go away. I have treid re installing driver and this did not work. I have also used my secondary card (9800gt) instead of this and it was fine. Does it sound like I have another duff card?

I'm starting to think that the mini hdmi ports are rubbish as it doesnt seem to be able to take the weight of the HDMI cable properly. Does anyone else have any similar experiences with this card?
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post #2 of 7
I don't have a GTX460 (still using an old 9800GTX+) but I will say that if you are experiencing lines during boot, the card is going the way of the Dodo bird. Sounds like you're in for some tough times ahead. Good Luck with Gigabyte customer service!
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Does it have a Normal HDMI? When I hook mine up to a 50" TV I use Normal HDMI..

I can only suggest using Normal HDMI? If your Card has it that is...
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The card only has mini HDMI and 2 DVI, luckily i'm dealing with ebuyer for the return. I asked if I could pay more and get a different card but they said that unless ive had 3 returns they will not do that.

This is factory OC'd and they did mention that they have had quite a few returns due to this. Maybe they should do more extensive tests on the OC before sending it out.
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The card only has mini HDMI and 2 DVI, luckily i'm dealing with ebuyer for the return. I asked if I could pay more and get a different card but they said that unless ive had 3 returns they will not do that.

This is factory OC'd and they did mention that they have had quite a few returns due to this. Maybe they should do more extensive tests on the OC before sending it out.
Glad to hear you're getting another card. Hope the new one likes its factory OC a little better!
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I'm a bit dubious about sending it back. I mean most of the time it is fine so i'm worried they will not be able to find fault and just send it back. I did do an artifact test using ATI tool when it was working ok and it did not pick anything up. Not sure what I should do. Part of me thinks send it back and another part thinks that I should put up with it and it may go away
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Hurrah ...... After much arguing with Ebuyer they agreed to upgrade me to a GTX560 if I paid the extra money. Turned up yesterday and the difference is fantastic. Bad company 2 eating the frames at max settings. Great stuff
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