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Old August 30, 2010, 03:30 PM
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Well,

EVGA received my defective card and shipping back another card of the exact same model number...
Sad but it was to be expected. I didn't win at the EVGA lottery. Just for kicks, I "earmarked" my card, just to see if I receive the exact same card.
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Old August 30, 2010, 04:07 PM
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so they still have stock? wow. anyway, hope that mark of yours isnt something easily cleaned off . if its there, than the baking part will be attested true
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Old August 30, 2010, 05:09 PM
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so they still have stock? wow. anyway, hope that mark of yours isnt something easily cleaned off . if its there, than the baking part will be attested true
Well, the original receipt from NCIX (which I still possess) , shows the serial number of the card. So even if the little mark is gone, I'll be able to verify that the card is actually the same.
On top of that, I received the card, right from the factory, BIOS flashed to SC speeds of 576mhz CORE instead of the vanilla speed of 500mhz CORE (don't remember the memory clocks).

Actually, I received both my 8800GTS 640 and my GTX260 factory-flashed to SC speeds. I guess my luck with EVGA is gone now lolz!!!

OH, I think about something now. Remember the issues with the MOBILE 8400 and 8600 series chips? You know the issue was related to the use of lead-free, low-temp solder or something.
If the G80 can be revived by baking, could we say that the same solder was used on the G80 cards? If true, the only thing that saved the G80s all that time was the better cooling capabilities of the desktop cards...but maybe they were prone to fail anyway???
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Old September 5, 2010, 07:53 AM
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Ok,
Just for the sake of keeping people informed.
I received the replacement 8800GTS 640. It is NOT the same card. So they didn't bake mine and send it back.
The only issue is that the one I had was factory-flashed to SC speeds at 576mhz CORE (vanilla model) and I received a card with the real vanilla clocks at 513mhz CORE. No biggie, it's used in the family rig, so it's a non issue. Also, the plastic shroud on the replacement is scratched/beated up a little. Again, the card works so I can't complain much.
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Old September 5, 2010, 10:07 AM
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hey,as long as you get your service. cant call it luck, although some hit it nice :)
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Old September 17, 2010, 08:38 PM
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That replacement card lasted a week...dang!

I got a second RMA approved, but I don't feel like forking another $30 for a second shipping to California!
I'll try to call them up and try to scrounge a free shipping/label.
Second card that die with the exact same symptoms...
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baked....ask for a 5850 or dont hang up till they give you something...that or wait a bit more..:)
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baked....ask for a 5850 or dont hang up till they give you something...that or wait a bit more..:)
hehe..i like your style..
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Old September 18, 2010, 09:59 PM
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Dan,
You know EVGA can't give me a 5850...lol (unless I missed something). I'm trying to get them to send me free shipping labels...because paying $25-$30 for shipping a card for RMA, then another 25$ for shipping the dead replacement card...adds up to a "why should I bother". Lifetime warranty becomes irrelevant after the 3 year mark, when brand new cards with equal performance are selling for around $90...IF you have to pay shipping a few times to finally get a decent BAKED card!
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Old September 18, 2010, 10:28 PM
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i know. and no i wasn't screwing around,lol. ask for a better card. seriously. dont hang up till you get it. thank god this has happened. you got some leverage.
heck ask for a 480. just do it.maybe theyll give you the next step down. if you dont need it much wait a bit perhaps?


edit. to answer your q's,yes, im the guy who makes the call when (bro,frend,mom,etc) was screwed by(insert company here). im baaad lol.
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