My EAH4850, which some of you might remember died last July, died again
today. I inspected the card, and I realized that they didn't do anything to it, but somehow it was magically able to run for 7 months before overheating to death, again. I know they didn't do anything, because the exact same thermal compound was in the card as when I sent it, so apparently they had simply changed the fan. Despite discussing it with the representative, and leaving a note in the box when I sent it, the card was still
left in the exact same terrible shape it was in.
Well, fortunately I have a 3 year warranty, and the post office has flat-rate boxes, so I can send it for like $5. And therefore, when I get my card back in 10 days, I can use it another 7 months, and then when it dies in August, I can send it back again for only $5. Then I can do it again in February and September. Once the warranty's over, I'm definitely
It's a shame, because it was an extremely powerful card for what I paid ($130, nov 2008), it came factory overclocked, and had no issues for the first 8 months of use. Oh well, looks like BFG/Sapphire/MSI/Realtek has a new customer.