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News Old driver blows up GeForce GTX 590 cards

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 25 Mar 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Which version will be included on the driver CD that comes with the card - because that will be the version that many people use...?
     
  3. DbD

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    It's that one that blows up. Many people I'm not so sure - who buys a £600 card that has only just come out and then doesn't update the drivers to the latest .... particularly if they plan to overvolt and overclock the card.
     
  4. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    cramming two 300w GPU with power connectors only rated to deliver 450w is pretty much asking for sparks and smoke.
     
  5. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    "The company also reminded us that any overclocking or overvolting can void a manufacturer's product warranty."

    Commonsense seems to have gone missing then.
     
  6. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Gotta say, the 590 really isn't impressing me and stuff like this doesn't help.
     
  7. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Not already got an order for two PeteJ? Really? :p
     
  8. Mattmc91

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    Is it bad that I chuckled while watching that vid? :p
     
  9. NethLyn

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    Not at all Matt, I Lol'd when reading these two posts, it's the joke of the day :D AMD must be happy it's not their stuff blowing up for once after that infamous Athlon-on-fire vid.
     
  10. faceplant

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    Seriously. Is there any need to overclock it, the chips have already been hand picked. Looks like the Asus Motherboard was mullered as well. Suckers.

    On the upside, don't ya love the smell of burning electronics when it's not yours.
     
  11. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Technically, you could do the same thing with any component and with the power of fanbois and youtube it ends up on tech forums.

    Follow the guidelines and you don't end up with a paperweight.
     
  12. maverik-sg1

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    lol

    Back to subject at hand - Well you know the card should be fast enough without overclocking out the box so most people with be uneffected - although it's a bit of a daft situation and I feel for anyone who found this out first hand prior to knowing the issue.
     
  13. PabloFunky

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    Cool video, (Or should i say hot?)
    oooops!!!.
    Now i think id better find the reviews for the 6990 instead
     
  14. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Someone in quality control is going to get a reaming for that.
     
  15. Pot Of Jam

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    Oh that is the funniest thing I have seen all day, and I saw a man get kicked in the nuts and futuramma!
     
  16. Stewb

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    At lest now we know what to link nvidia fanboys to when they say ati drivers are rubbish...

    Oh and, :lol:
     
  17. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    I stil don't get it and no one explained it - the computer restart before the blow up. So how can be driver responsible ? Look at GPU fan, look at CPU fan, look at CPU fan light... This computer turned off, then on. There is no driver durring the POST.
     
  18. tommythetim

    tommythetim c'mon the hoops

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    boom boom shaka laka boom boom!
     
  19. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    'Next Gen' card without the next gen drivers
     
  20. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    LOL is all i can say about that
     
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