Ever bought a faulty GPU?

spongeguar

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If so, what were the symptoms?
I'm just asking mostly out of curiosity, since I'm relatively new to the whole high end GPU market.
 

borisof007

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Heh, yep!

You'll get stuff ranging from the minor problems:
- Non-standard performance
- Fan Noise is too high

To mid level problems
- Random crashing
- Overheating
- Artifacting

To plain 'ol bad
- Doesn't turn on
- Capacitors explode (yes that happened to me 0_o)
 

borisof007

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Heh, yep!

You'll get stuff ranging from the minor problems:
- Non-standard performance
- Fan Noise is too high

To mid level problems
- Random crashing
- Overheating
- Artifacting

To plain 'ol bad
- Doesn't turn on
- Capacitors explode (yes that happened to me 0_o)
 

buwish

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I bought a 4850x2 awhile back and for the life of me, I couldn't get my PC to boot, so I tried a Windows repair and a whole new install to no avail. Not sure if it was something with my MOBO, but newegg took it back and said it was faulty. Who knows though.
 

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