Nvidia GPU Failures Caused By Material Problem, Sources Claim

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not new for me oredi cos i pick and stick on Intel Graphic Accelator Chipset on my Singtel's internet subscription Free of Charge Dell Latitude D430 instead of upgrading to D630! hee hee! is this call Karma? hee hee..
 
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I have a Asus G1S-A1 and my gpu temp goes over 100, then my computer shuts off, only on games like crysis though.
 
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i baught a failing brand new inno3d 8800gt 1gb cant even run a game at stock clocks with stock cooling ... lol
 

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Too many assumptions Wolfgang!!! Give me more facts and less speculation. I hardly think The Inquirer is the most credible source out there, or the best tech-savvy publication.

Article rant aside, this is just great! Now I can't buy any Nvidia-based laptop out there because they refuse to disclose the GPU's that are affected. Nvidia needs to get their act together otherwise it's HP/Dell that will end up with pissed-off customers and an RMA pile so high it'll need it's own warehouse.
 
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Prescient comments Luscious. Check out this HP thread of many ticked off customers. http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?admit=109447626+1226314225626+28353475&threadId=1274587 Also note the references to the class action suit. Do you see the posts containing the links to the law suit web site? No, of course not. Forum moderators have been busy deleting those posts!!! I would advise everyonr to steer clear of any Nvidia GPU's until this mess is resolved. ATI have a perfectly good product that has no known issues. One of the posters is a personal friend and she is going to let her now useless $2300 HP laptop rot on a shelf and purchase a Dell with an ATI GPU. I sincerely pity those people who can't afford that option.
 

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Im would like to know if there is a chip compatible replacement for the laptop GPUs effected. I do laptop component level repairs and there will likely be quite a few of these units coming in after warranties have run out with a blown GPU, I wont be doing any dodgy work so I would only be repairing them if I can get a chip with improved reliability to replace it with.

Ive seen the press release about the "NB8E-SET" which doesnt state if they are directly compatible with any previous chip.

Any clues anyone?
 
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u didnt read the information in the artice well effect theres noting worng with the gpu chip its the soldering thats fualty if u resolder the chip it should work and if u get cunning im sure u could solder it with the proper solder that should of been used in first place and if ur not that advanced try finding a way to put pressure on chip to hold down this may work u can also try heating chip up its some tricks if u know wat ur doing read about xboxes red ring of death and the way to fix it be very simular just that it will be tempory fix unless u use a better solder or cool it better
 
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