Originally Posted by cdoublejj
well some of the ati cards have error codes for the blinking some of those error codes are over heating. any who. air duster doesn't necessarily clean the lost. at work we fold of paper and wedge the corner and go back and forth. revived a few laptops doing that. The papers gets the gunk off the contacts. Has to be blank printer paper for the most part.
Good point, I'll give it a shot this evening.
I decided to give Asus a shot at the problem and maybe get it RMA'd before I did too much work, so I spent an hour on the phone with this girl last night. She didn't even know what a 4870x2 was. All she had was a script. She couldn't understand how it could be that the game could load, not crash, and how that was 'not working'. I told her like eight times,"It has TWO gpus."
Anyway, after an hour of following her script, which only consisted of restarting the computer and loading the bios default, she said the magic words, "Let me check the warranty." But then, get this, she wanted me to ship my sabertooth to them. I said, "Whoa, there's nothing wrong with the mobo. I wanna keep it." Hilarious. She then said she would send my trouble ticket to the next level and I would get an email in the next day or two.
Maybe the level 2 guys know what a 4870x2 is.
Just got the RMA email; I'll send the card off tomorrow. Meanwhile, I'm really trying to fight off the urge of pulling the trigger on a 6950 or 570. Smart money says wait and see what I get back, and also give time for the 590 to hit and prices on it and the 6990 to drop and affect the rest of the market.
Opinions?Edited by PARTON - 3/9/11 at 12:54pm