Originally Posted by philby
For what it's worth I have a REV 0 7900 which is second hand, and swapped out my 7800go. This has been O'ed 550/700 with the 1.25V bios for about 6 months, then flashed it to the 1V unlocked bios simply as a precaution. This is always used with IK8FanGUI - without this the GPU idles at 60 degC with it idles at 50deg C (fans on low)
Is the memory faulty??? who knows all I can see is that the cards that are failing due to memory errors indicating that this is the weak point.
Is this related to the fact that the memory uses pads to remove heat, and you can't AS05 the memory I don't know. All I do know is if my GPU died tommorow then I would go and buy a FX2500 or FX3500 and be done with it. This lappie has had a tough life and it's still going two years later - still being O/Ced up to 460/800 with the 1V mod and totally stable.
The bottom line is electronic stuff just dies - hell my Cowon A2 just died for no reason, $400 up in smoke no CC etc but thats life, as they say shit happens just move on - if you don't have the cash for CC then take the gamble - for me if the GPU dies then I'm up for $400 dollars - if I had CC that would have cost $400 so I'm even. If it lasts out then I'm $400 ahead.
well I understood the part about the memory being bad but thats all I got out of that...
of course stuff goes out, I'm not saying nothing should ever go wrong or die... I'm saying that this ONE PARTICULAR card used in this case, is failing way too often and producing the same symptoms for this to be a "just sometimes electrical stuff fails" situation. This is no coincidence (spelling? lol)
It's a design flaw and should be replaced free of charge period. I mean, I got my fx2500 for $125 and free shipping, I got a better computer now. I really didn't come out all that bad but the vast majority of users are no doubt just calling dell and sending it in to be fixed for 600+ dollars and dell never tells any of them that this is a common problem. It's just wrong, not only is dell getting away with not fixing a design flaw in thier systems but they are making money off the fact that these laptops are all dying! It's criminal. period.
I'm not whining, I truely feel like dell is scamming their own paying customers. I can't stand when a company as big as dell and suposedly takes pride in their customer service pulls the wool over peoples eyes and scams money out of them or shirks responsibility for something they did wrong. I know dell didn't know this would happen I'm not saying they intentionaly put out the cards to fail, but they sure as hell aren't trying to do something to fix the problem now that they're making money off fixing these busted card are they? I don't see how you guys can continue to be such dell fanboys when they are doing somthing like this...
ohh ya and a comment to the post a few up, 20 dollar an hour part time job... whatever you're on I'll take two! You think 20 dollar PART TIME jobs are just that easy to get??? lol you need to think about what you type before you type it achilles. lol... sure I'll just march down to the magical company down the street that hires people for 20 bucks an hour to start part time... unless you have a skill you will never be able to find a part time or even full time job (ussually) for 20 bucks an hour to start. you have to work somewhere for year s and years to get toi that point, particularly if you're only part time! you're trippin... lol