Thursday, March 28, 2013

Another Sick Game Room Dweller

Since Monday, I have been playing my Personal Computer games with a bit of a downgraded hardware. I have been encountering some problems with my EVGA GTX 670 FTW and after doing some testing  I concluded that the problem was an unstable factory overclock but I didn't even do much to address it because it was only affecting a small number of games, though some of them ended up being important titles like Guild Wars 2Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and Saints Row: The Third. I was hoping that the new graphics drivers would address the freezing and crashing but after cycling through three of them to no avail, I started under-clocking the thing but I just couldn't stabilize it. It was then that I made the decision to return the card for a replacement. I have my GTX 460 back in my PC while I wait for my replacement GPU and of course, I am noticing the frame rate hits on the more demanding games and I am really missing my GTX 670. Since I decided against cross-shipping where EVGA would send me the replacement immediately while I ship mine to them, I will probably be getting it early next week. EVGA is located in California and it only takes one to two days to ship things between us so it's all a matter of how fast EVGA processes the return. I am still hopeful that they'll ship it out today so that I can get it tomorrow...

I never had problems with a GPU before.

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