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Old February 16, 2009, 12:27 PM
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Hey guys! I'm back and thanks to you guys' opinions, I finally ordered last week at NCIX and got my parts shipped in less than 2 days :O. One problem though; I ordered an XFX GTX 295 and just discovered that it has driver issues and doesn't get as much as EVGA users. I want to order an EVGA GTX 295 but now, the price is quite high at Memoryexpress. I bought mine for 607 while the one at Memoryexpress is 680 with shipping+gst. I need help in finding a place that provides a better price.

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Old February 16, 2009, 12:32 PM
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There is NO DIFFERENCE between the EVGA and XFX cards. ZERO.
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Old February 16, 2009, 12:39 PM
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GTX 295 driver errors - Tech Support Forum
techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=64093

I also forgot to mention that my XFX GTX 295 was backordered last week and it may take up to 5-10 business days more. I can't find any more links as I'm on a wireless network right now. Also, EVGA provides drivers to control your voltages which is pretty helpful. Also, you can purchase a backplate at any point in time that can reduce the temperatures some what. Thanks for the reply though; Didn't want to sound rude :).
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Old February 16, 2009, 12:56 PM
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Like I said, there is no difference between the XFX and EVGA cards, they are both fabricated my the same manufacturer (can't remember if it is Flextronics or PCPartner these days). The only difference is the stickers each manufacturer puts on their boards. So, any issue that will happpen with one will also happen with the other.

As for the EVGA software, that has already been cracked so it works on GPUs from all of Nvidia's AIBs.
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Old February 16, 2009, 01:22 PM
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I thought you had to register your serial number in order to download EVGA driver and model number. No XFX model number is available when you order it.
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Old February 16, 2009, 01:30 PM
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I thought you had to register your serial number in order to download EVGA driver and model number. No XFX model number is available when you order it.
I know. But there is a cracked version floating around out there which you can use with any card. Or just go with Rivatuner.

Think about it: is it that necessary to overclock past the limits of the stock voltage?
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Old February 16, 2009, 01:35 PM
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With a PSU of 750W, I may do it lol. Actually, who am I kidding? My first gaming rig and I don't want to play games other than the Sims 2 and COD5 lol. But, I cannot wait for the XFX for 5-10 business days just for the stock to arrive so I am gonna go with Memoryexpress. Can't find anything cheaper. Directcanada lost stock last night :(.
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Old February 16, 2009, 01:37 PM
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Same hardware but from my understanding big difference in the Warranty.
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Search the forums here. There's a post which includes links to both the EVGA software, and the "vendor" patch.
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Old February 16, 2009, 03:18 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion guys! I couldn't wait so long just for my GFX card as everything else will be here this week (Case and RAM) so I got it from Memoryexpress. I love this forum; great replies :).
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