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got this just in from TigerDirect, I was correct in that I knew it would give problems...

It was refurbished from Visiontek with parts of the gpu stock cooler missing

slave gpu no power
thermal overheat

Power Supply was an OCZ 750w so that is not the problem

a.gpu gave problems booting into Windows
b-crashed windows when changed fan speed in CCC

so basically these things suck.....
Edited by dlee7283 - 4/23/11 at 11:42pm
    
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at least you weren't expecting something different

Was that the one for $99
    
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at least you weren't expecting something different

Was that the one for $99
yes RMAing it right now

luckily Tigerdirect will pay return shipping.
    
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What did you expect from a 3 year old card.
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What did you expect from a 3 year old card.
umm to work

cards from 10 years ago still work
    
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umm to work

cards from 10 years ago still work
Not if once was broken because it fail for a reason to begin with.
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The fact that it was refurbished means it should have been returned to operating condition. I hope I have better luck than you.
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Visiontek support is just one dude in his mom's basement with a gmail account(they dont even have support # you can contact). Never buy from this company, as you will get restickered cards that dont work during an RMA process..... Despite the "lifetime" guarantee.
 
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Visiontek support is just one dude in his mom's basement with a gmail account(they dont even have support # you can contact). Never buy from this company, as you will get restickered cards that dont work during an RMA process..... Despite the "lifetime" guarantee.
More like TigerDirect with their questionable "refurbished" products.

I've always gotten working cards back from VisionTek RMA's.
 
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post #10 of 12
I was 1 for 2 on the visiontek 4870X2's. 1 looks like new , works great ( 21000) in 3d06).. the other , well its scuffed up pretty badly and , yep its on its way back to TD cuz its a paperweight.
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