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Finally got my Gigabyte GTX 480 SOC yesterday, and it was a long day at work so only had a little time to play. So far have only run EVGA OC Scanner and OCCT on this card. Both programs show lots of artifacts in the first minute or so, with OCCT getting thousands of errors under the first minute.

I like the temps I get outta this GPU. Upper 70's (78-79) during load, just a wee bit higher than my old 280. Haven't bothered to run 3dmark or anything else yet.

Played with different drivers, still errors. Upped the voltage from stock (1.000) to 1.013 and get less artifacts, but still many, and they start (low 60's) even before the GPU temp starts to really climb. I down clock the factory oc back to almost stock with stock volts (1.000) and still errors in OCCT.

Haven't done anything with the bios, but looks like the card has the latest bios on it. Really like this card otherwise. Thinkin about just a RMA through Gigabyte since I can only get the refund for the card with Newegg.

Haven't tried 3dmark, games or anything else cuz I expect the card to crash. This had to be the reason it was returned in the first place. Cosmetically speaking the card is perfect and was shipped with all original accessories. Even the original box is in perfect shape.

Thing is, how well could Newegg test this card to see if it was able to be resold??

Other than just seeing if it would power on??
Edited by ZoomThruPoom - 3/13/11 at 8:44pm
    
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They only test em to make sure they work. No OC'ing of open boxes.
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Yet this open box GPU comes with a factory oc. Obviously the factory overclock on this card is unstable, and I realize that happens from card to card.
This card is erroring in OCCT even at stock 480 clocks. Just needed to let it run longer for it to show.

I guess I figured if I could find this card unstable in about 10 minutes time, that includes unbox, install and testing time, that Newegg could have too, since they claim to test their open box items for functionality before they resell them.

To me a graphics cards functionality goes way beyond the card powering on or sitting at windows idle.
    
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