Rumor: Thousands of Diamond Multimedia Cards May be Defective

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Wildebeast

I gave up on Diamond a long time ago, when I had to do a complete re-install 6 months after buying a new 56k modem ---and they wanted cash for a driver.  Not the newest driver, or an improved driver.   Any driver.

I don't know if they are still running the company with the same ethic, but I haven't heard anything good about them since then.

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jwalch.hawk

Wow, I did not know that about the company...  That's pretty lousy.

It's a driver for goodness sake.  Why are they charging?  You could probably find the same driver for free elsewhere on web, but still...   Not a good way to keep customers happy, I wouldn't think.

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Wildebeast

In fairness to them, the $$$  was for the newest driver.  But there were no drivers elsewhere.  I found one location for free download ---a driver that was older than
the software on the CD that came in the box with the modem.

They seemed to have litigated anyone who had carried them, into stopping.  Maybe theirs was just a very odd model, but I kinda doubt that. 

It still bugs me that a driver that had previously been available for free just disappeared though.

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sdcat

wow so many rumors lately, getting tired of it.

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Ilander

This is really only DIAMOND's issue to worry about...ATI doesn't manufacture the PCB's, the card vendor's do, and DIAMOND has just opened the door for Sapphire, HIS, and all the others to just ream them of their market share.

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jwalch.hawk

Yeah, I was just thinking that when I was reading the article...  I don't understand how this is ATI's problem at all.  I guess maybe because Diamond primarily does ATI cards people will associate the bad cards with ATI?  Methinks not, but who knows...  I don't think ATI could care less about this issue, though.  Not their bad parts.

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