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Welp, I just won a XFX gts 250 from the big folding give away we just had here(thanks FannBlade!). And got her all plugged in and making sure she was working in good order. Bought another Scythe Musashi to cool it down and keep the noise low(got one on my 9800gtx and its great!).

Anyways, got it all assembled and went to fire it up, and blehhhh, no video signal. Tried all the basic trouble shooting rounds, switching slots, clearing cmos, re installing old/new cooler again and nada I know she's still booting up, because the fan profiles get set, and I can hear the windows log in/out sounds. I checked all over the card, no burn marks, or damage to the gpu core itself, or around it.

Was brand spanking new too I'm so upset with myself, I'm not completely retarded, and can(could?) manage stuff like this =/ Filed a ticket at XFX we'll see if anything comes of it. Just start to get ahead a bit and bah
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post #2 of 26
Guess I missed it but how did you break it?
Did FannBlade test it before sending it out, cause if he didn't it may have been a DOA.
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post #3 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by LiLChris View Post
Guess I missed it but how did you break it?
Did FannBlade test it before sending it out, cause if he didn't it may have been a DOA.
I think he said it was working fine before he installed the cooler.
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post #4 of 26
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Originally Posted by Concorde105 View Post
I think he said it was working fine before he installed the cooler.
Yup Lame thing is that I have experience with this damn cooler, that's what has me right irate at the moment =/
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post #5 of 26
You'll get an XFX 5670 or similar back. Last I heard, they no longer send Nvidia cards back. Sucks
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post #6 of 26
On the bright side, you can RMA it for an ATI card. Then sell it to buy a gts450 which is a great folding card!
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post #7 of 26
This is why I never change the stock cooler or remove it to change thermal paste anymore.
Video cards are very sensitive pieces of equipment.
    
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post #8 of 26
Which is why I just leave it alone.
If it does fine on a stock cooler, I'll let it be.
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Plus... Even if some of you consider the stock cooler to be "loud", it does a good job cooling.
    
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post #10 of 26
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I hope they let me send it to them, I might fail to mention I took off the stock cooler >< is that evil? It just bugs me mostly because I got this from you guys =/ If it was my old beaten up 9800 I wouldn't have felt half as bad, she's had a good run of it.
Edited by Fletcherea - 3/17/11 at 10:10pm
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