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Both of my gtx 280's are dead!

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:45 pm
by vbironchef
I have been trying to get back in the fold with very little luck. No matter what I do or change the 280's do not work. My question is should I wait for the nivida 300 series to come out or do I buy more cards now. I had to buy a pny gts250 just to get my new rig going. I really would like to fold again , it's just that I am having issues with the cards. I want to wait but I hate being passed up. Price is no problem for me, just time and temp.. What would you do?

Re: Both of my gtx 280's are dead!

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:11 pm
by DMB2000uk
Surely they're still in warantee?

Dan

Re: Both of my gtx 280's are dead!

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:26 pm
by vbironchef
They are both xfx cards. I forgot to regester one of cards. I was told to cut out the serial number on the box to get a rebate. Of course I never got it. So I really don't know how to return the card I registered or if I really can. I did buy both cards. I just didn't think they would both die after a couple of months. I did return one card and the same thing happened. I think the 280's are very unstable. I think that is why the 285's came out so fast. So I spent over 900.00 dollars on two cards that don't work. [email protected] can be very expensive. I have three or four more slots to fill if I can use Natasha's rig. I could give some big points if I have a fast, stable card. Is that asking to much?

Re: Both of my gtx 280's are dead!

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:49 am
by DaIceMan
If they are XFX, the problem is probably not as big as you make it. Register the card now and start the process. I was having issues with a motherboard I bought and never reg'd. i went to the site, reg'd the board and filed the claim. They took care of it without ever mentioning that I had just registered. I'd at least give it a shot before you toss them aside.

Re: Both of my gtx 280's are dead!

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:41 pm
by geokilla
What drivers are you using? It's rumored that the latest NVIDIA drivers are killing GPUs due to over-volting. I haven't had any problems with them on my 9600GT though.

Re: Both of my gtx 280's are dead!

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:52 pm
by vbironchef
Thanks everyone for your advice. I registered the other card. I bought it a year ago. Only time will tell, will let you know how it turns out.

Re: Both of my gtx 280's are dead!

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:03 am
by werewolfdaddy
I am definitely interested in how this turns out. Here's to everything turning out okay. :partyman:

Re: Both of my gtx 280's are dead!

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:54 pm
by vbironchef
Just an update. After a week of talking to xfx support I got a RMA number and sent both cards back today. Will keep you posted. Cost me 30.00 dollars to send back the graphic cards w/insurance.

Re: Both of my gtx 280's are dead!

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:25 pm
by werewolfdaddy
sweetness. :) Though I don't think you should have had to pay for shipping.

Re: Both of my gtx 280's are dead!

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:04 am
by vbironchef
Update, XFX has tested both cards and said both were faulty. Thet said they would contact me about returns. I hope they don't send me any ati graphic cards because they don't fold as well.

Re: Both of my gtx 280's are dead!

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:39 am
by werewolfdaddy
Why didn't they just send you new cards? You bought two gtx 280's. You're their target consumer. If they can't keep you happy, they might as well close up shop. Two new cards should be on the way already.

Re: Both of my gtx 280's are dead!

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:24 am
by vbironchef
Update, Just got off the phone with XFX and they are shipping out 2 GTX280's today. Should receive them 12/22/09 or 12/23/09.

Re: Both of my gtx 280's are dead!

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:59 pm
by Sporg
Very cool, glad they are taking care of you.

Re: Both of my gtx 280's are dead!

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:49 pm
by DaIceMan
another example of why I recommend XFX when building computers. Glad it worked out for you.

Re: Both of my gtx 280's are dead!

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:28 pm
by Apoptosis
Did you get the cards and are they working?

Re: Both of my gtx 280's are dead!

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:00 pm
by vbironchef
Yes I did receive the cards and have been folding 24/7 ever since. :)

Re: Both of my gtx 280's are dead!

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:08 am
by Just4funUK
Glad XFX replaced your cards how long had you had them for?
I have just purchased a XFX GTX 280 and just have some questions.

How long were you 280's running for before you had problems?
What temps are yours running at when you are folding?
What's PPD you getting on your 280? also have you over clocked yours?