BFG down and out

i recently had a bfg card fail on me it wasnt even 2 years old a 9600 oc2 gt .....
i did have it registerd for the lifetime waranty but un known to me bfg has folded i was sent an email saying blankly that there was no replacement or no way of getting it repaired wot can i do now :cry:
any ideas would be great thanks
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  1. SOL man. I've got three BFG cards right now (7900 GS / GTS 250 / GTX 275) and only the GTX 275 has a warranty ($25 1yr through Microcenter). The only thing I can say is if you buy some of the left over BFG stock insure you buy the in-store warranty. Otherwise EVGA is for you. You could always bake the card.
  2. BFG= Buy Fast before we Go, bought one card once of theirs and it was a dud.
  3. But seriously as CT asked, what is wrong with the card?
  4. Sorry if i am hijacking the thread, but I have similar problem. My BFG 8800GT OC is running too hot and i dont think BFG tech would like to help. Can it be repaired any other way?
  5. rockerdish said:
    Sorry if i am hijacking the thread, but I have similar problem. My BFG 8800GT OC is running too hot and i dont think BFG tech would like to help. Can it be repaired any other way?

    Have you cleaned the dust bunnies out of the HSF?
  6. is PNY still giving a deal to those with BFG hardware?
  7. I think they still might be, you would have to reference their site.
  8. Mousemonkey said:
    Have you cleaned the dust bunnies out of the HSF?

    Yup, and reapplied thermal paste and even moved the fan to 90% with rivatuner.
  9. Petey1013 said:
    is PNY still giving a deal to those with BFG hardware?

    Even with defective ones? hehe.... Find me a link if there's a deal?
  10. rockerdish said:
    Yup, and reapplied thermal paste and even moved the fan to 90% with rivatuner.

    So how hot is "too hot"?
  11. Mousemonkey said:
    So how hot is "too hot"?


    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/298867-33-8800gt-running-idle

    It's damn hot imo. I was terrified of crossing 110C.
  12. rockerdish said:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/298867-33-8800gt-running-idle

    It's damn hot imo. I was terrified of crossing 110C.

    So long as it doesn't hit 105c under normal gaming you should be OK.
  13. It hits 95 when i play Windows7 Chess. I doubt i would be able to play Assassins creed/Crysis on this again. Temps really shoot up with the slightest of load and that is the only cause that leads me to believe that an aftermarket cooler wont fix it.
  14. It does sound like there is a defect with this card. If you applied the thermal paste correctly and cleaned out the system then the only thing left to check is to make sure the fan is working properly. You could try using MSI Afterburner to give us an idea of loads, fan speed, and temperature.
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