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EVGA 8800GTS Defect! *UPDATE

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February 4, 2011 6:36:01 AM

I was looking at why this card was a bit choppy and it always has been. I think i figured out why, check this manufacturer defect by EVGA....
*****Can anyone confirm if theirs is the same or not?*****
This is the EVGA 8800 GTS 320mb version PCI-E


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Now what do i do? its out of warranty, i am good with a soldering iron, i could just fix it myself but has it been damaged already?
a c 172 U Graphics card
February 4, 2011 7:26:03 AM

it may be worth a shot, id re-solder it and see what happens. You can get an 8800gt or gt240 that cheap now you may want to consider an update.
February 4, 2011 9:54:53 AM

Um wow yeah i would try to re-solder it too i would not run that card in my system in that condition.
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a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2011 12:40:09 PM

I've seen 9800GT's recently for $50, why bother.
February 4, 2011 12:52:04 PM

ugh. Didn't EVGA have lifetime warrenty at some point?
a c 173 U Graphics card
February 4, 2011 1:20:14 PM

Try to rma the card if not a cheap 8800gt will do just fine.
February 4, 2011 3:01:16 PM

thanks for the replies guys, Ever since new in the box its been in a gamer computer running and it seemed to be fine until the fan started getting clogged with dust so heat is a def issue there... yea i dont know about the warranty ill check into that, THIS is clearly a defect and SHOULD be replaced for free by equivelent or of equal value. ill get back here and post what i fine. Thanks for the help.
February 4, 2011 4:59:50 PM

UPDATE*** I contacted EVGA about this issue, my card was never registered after it was bought and i did not recieve lifetime warranty, however, since it is clearly shown that this is a defect on the card, i had pictures to show them, they will honor that and they have granted me a free replacement of equal or greater value.....and i know this card is discontinued so probably a new card! woo!
a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2011 5:10:34 PM

Let us know what they send you.
February 4, 2011 5:12:43 PM

d1rtyju1c3 said:
Let us know what they send you.

Will do, ill be posting back here in a couple weeks.
a c 173 U Graphics card
February 4, 2011 5:22:12 PM

Hopefully they will give you a 9800gt or a gts450 as a replacement.
a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2011 5:41:41 PM

I would take it outside and smash it with a hammer and then go buy something newer..
February 4, 2011 8:14:22 PM

christop said:
I would take it outside and smash it with a hammer and then go buy something newer..

read the rest of the forum lol, its taken care of under granted warranty for defect, so smashing it wont do anything lol, i will get a free replacement card which will be a newer card because this one is discontinued
February 4, 2011 8:17:00 PM

fruitchew said:
read the rest of the forum lol, its taken care of under granted warranty for defect, so smashing it wont do anything lol, i will get a free replacement card which will be a newer card because this one is discontinued


Agreed all that smashing it is going to give you is trash and no new card lol
a c 173 U Graphics card
February 4, 2011 8:32:05 PM

I rather have free new card than smash & trash.
February 20, 2011 11:46:01 PM

d1rtyju1c3 said:
Let us know what they send you.

I have received the new card, they gave me the exact same one back but brand new in a nicely packaged unmarked box, so much for greater value...
a c 173 U Graphics card
February 21, 2011 12:18:28 AM

Wow lol who would have thought that they hadn't run out yet. At least you didn't end up with less as some have.
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