I aint lying.
First of all, I bought a 4080 for my sister, which still works. Secondly, I thought my model is a 4780, instead of the 8790, which I could have found from the sticker underneath perhaps, but anyways, the problem with the NIC still persists. So I have reinstalled WinXP. I cannot use it much without the NIC because I don't have wifi all over the campus. But now it is showing signs of trouble, like not starting properly, or shutting down again after starting, etc. It is running and I hope it does, I have a presentation coming up Monday.
I am waiting for that and a project submission on Tue to get an RMA.
But I am really getting worried now with all the talk of the 8790 failing, which makes me want to send it back and get another model or something.
Hey how did you know I am an aerospace student?