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So bought an Evga product for the first time new and was completely dissapointed it was doa. It is actually my first new product to ever come doa. I guess I have been lucky. I had bought a pny gtx 570 a few months ago when they first released and figured it was time to pair it. Kicked myself after I first bought it for not getting the Evga with the lifetime warranty but now am not so sure, considering that I have not had to rma the pny and, have had it oc'ed since day one to 1.1 volts.

Well since the pny cards are now non reference and I plan to put them underwater here eventually I wanted reference. So went for EVGA. Kinda bummed now. Was looking forward to some benching tonight.

That is all.
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im sure you just did one little thing wrong like that one idiot Jshay when i sold him my EVGA SLI LE and he QQ'ed all over saying it was doa.
any little thing will cause issues.
Edited by redhat_ownage - 3/29/11 at 5:36pm
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Originally Posted by gildadan View Post

So bought an Evga product for the first time new and was completely dissapointed it was doa. It is actually my first new product to ever come doa. I guess I have been lucky. I had bought a pny gtx 570 a few months ago when they first released and figured it was time to pair it. Kicked myself after I first bought it for not getting the Evga with the lifetime warranty but now am not so sure, considering that I have not had to rma the pny and, have had it oc'ed since day one to 1.1 volts.

Well since the pny cards are now non reference and I plan to put them underwater here eventually I wanted reference. So went for EVGA. Kinda bummed now. Was looking forward to some benching tonight.

That is all.
570's sli on that ud3p are gonna be epic.
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570's sli on that ud3p are gonna be epic.
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you ran the hack right?

Well I may put them on there sometime for some bench runs just to fool around but just got another fun board to play with in the i7 department. Updated sig just after I made this thread.

@redhat yeah hardware can be particularly fragile sometimes but I was pretty careful I thought. First doa is always the worst. Crushed right there. I was so bummed and po'ed at the same time. Half of me wanted to just get out the 4lb sledge hammer and say, "there now its broke!"
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could be worse, I got 2 doa gtx570's in a row, so just bought two 460se's instead
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ouch. I am really hoping that won't happen.
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I assume you tried using the EVGA 570 alone and it didn't work?
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mine wasn't DOA, but after a week it started artifacting.. read my topic: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9784...l#post12934527
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I assume you tried using the EVGA 570 alone and it didn't work?

Yeah I tried everything I could think of. I put it in by itself. Tried a different slot. Installed and reinstalled. Different power wires thinking maybe I have a bad wire or something. But tried those same power wires on another card and worked perfectly. Board kept showing an error for it and it wouldn't get an image. Fan just sat there and hummed along.

now waiting for EVGA to get off there butt and approve my rma. I was actually bummed that my approval for 3dmark 11 got approved before my RMA. Although am looking forward to playing with that in the coming weeks when everything is squared away.

Just hoping this thing is an exception to the rule with them as I have heard a lot of good things. Hard to be behind them when the first product you buy new from them is dead before you get to use it.
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This may not be relevent but try pressing down on the bios chip... i had an RMA'd an evga board once, and the one they shipped to me would just turn on then kick off...
tried everything possible including running it outside the case (thinking maybe there was a short)
called EVGA and after talking to 2 different people the third person said to just press on the BIOS chip a little... and that sometimes they come loose... never seen it happen before... but it worked.
     
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