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Well, I was playing Arma2 OA and my monitor just went blank and I had to reboot. I started playing again and then 40mins in game the same thing happens.

I tested each card individually and found out 1 of the cards won't boot my pc. In other words I am left with a single gtx 285

I don't know what to do? Purchase another gtx 285 of the same clock speeds or purchase a gtx 580 and keep the still operatiing gtx 285 and use it just for physx or sell the gtx 285 and just purchase the gtx 580.

Any advice would help thanks
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Perfect excuse to get a beastly DX 11 card. The GTX 285 is older technology and who know's maybe your working GTX 285 is on it's way out also...but keep fingers crossed. So yes, I'd look forward to a new DX 11 card and more frames per second pleasures.
    
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Wana send my the card?

I will fix it.
    
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I vote sell and buy a GTX 580 or do something stupid crazy and wait for the 590 and buy that.
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How would you fix it ACM?
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God, with such good advice it's making it even harder to decide
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With my magical skills of reflowing.
    
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I would use it as an excuse to get a 580 But to be honest I have a machine here with a 285 in it and it's not exactly showing signs of getting old. Still a very powerful card.
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post #9 of 12
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In life you never get something for nothing. You've got to earn it
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I agree robbo2 It's a great card and I would'nt even think of buying another if it did'nt fry.
These cards are still pulling 50 fps on high to normal settings in arma 2 and extreme settings in battlfield bad company 2 if you sli them
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