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    posted a message on My graphics card might be dying.
    Quote from Flutterwry

    Depends on cost of the RMA shipping if any, or repair cost if out of warranty.

    If both those are fairly cheap and inexpensive, then just RMA.

    I would assume that I'm still in the warranty, since it is a two year warranty after all.
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    posted a message on How do I get rid of all these pigs?
    Install Worldedit and use the "/butcher -a" command.
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    posted a message on My graphics card might be dying.
    Quote from FrozenOblivion

    They would replace it with the same product. The 5770 is old, but it works. I'd just get a new GPU, if you need an upgrade.

    I don't necessarily need an upgrade, it still works decently (when it does work) for gaming and such. I'll just RMA and if I have more issues, then I will just buy a new graphics card.
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    posted a message on My graphics card might be dying.
    Quote from Flutterwry

    XFX is pretty good. But considering the age the 5770 is getting now, better off going ahead and getting a latest gen card or so. I have a Sapphire HD5770 and they still have bite yes, but their power consumption and heat output shows.

    Should I get a new card after RMAing (if it doesn't go well)? Or should I just not attempt to RMA?
    Quote from FrozenOblivion

    XFX is a great company. Only issue I've seen is with my friend's XFX 6870, it doesn't underclock very fast. It takes 5 minutes to underclock the memory, but the core clock underclocks fine at idle.

    Thank you for the insight, but I'm not gonna try messing around with settings.
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    posted a message on My graphics card might be dying.
    Hello forum,
    I have had an XFX HD 5770 since November of 2010. It has been causing my computer to crash more and more, and I sent my RMA request today. There were issues with booting today, and lots of graphic glitches (horizontal lines, freezing). Has anyone had a similar experience from XFX? How difficult will getting the RMA be? Should I expect them to replace it with the same product? Any advice?
    Thanks in advance.
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    posted a message on Possible Buyer's Remorse?
    I talked to a family member. This is a normal thing that happens when you buy something. I will not be able to get back the amount of money that's been put into this laptop if I sold it, so I'll just sit here and use it and be happy I have a laptop.
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    posted a message on Possible Buyer's Remorse?
    Quote from fm87

    Yes it is, actually, in this case.

    I have a core 2 duo and can run modern games and minecraft perfectly fine. But without my graphics card (9800GT 1GB) I would not be able to do that.

    Considering his GPU is 3 times worse than my card from 2008, he would be able to run minecraft at maybe 40FPS, but that's about it for 3D games.


    Any $1,000 computer would have either a quad core i5 or a dual core i7 with a 555m or 560m. Compared to what the OP bought, a $500 ASUS would be better.


    edit:
    ninja'd.

    Tell me about Llano's game performance. Especially the A4-3300M if you could.
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    posted a message on Possible Buyer's Remorse?
    Quote from Xaanos

    For the price you payed you could have gotten a I7 and a highend mobile dedicated graphics card capable of running Bf3 on high.
    But at least you got the shinny osx interface.

    I already have a gaming desktop though... Graphics cards produce heat and usually make a laptop heavier. I originally considered a Sony VAIO SB, which would have been cheaper and had a dedicated graphics card.

    Quote from fm87

    .............. You paid $1,000+ for an old 2010 MBP?

    Good build quality, are you serious?
    Good GAMING performance? This has to be a joke, most MBPs don't even have a graphics card and if they do they are low end.


    Send it back if you can, good god, you got an awful deal. For $1,000 you could have built a desktop that would max every single game and then some, or gotten a laptop that can almost max all modern games.


    This thing has worse gaming performance than my desktop from 2006.

    I have to mention again that I already have a gaming desktop. I understand in hindsight I've payed more than I should've. Hell, a refurbished would have been cheaper (not having to get some hard drive issue repaired at Bestbuy would have saved me about $200...). You seem angry towards Apple... what happened? Also, I said good enough game performance; if it runs minecraft at like 40fps it's good enough.
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    posted a message on Possible Buyer's Remorse?
    Quote from mcurry

    As long as it works now, it is fine, but just remember that the grass is always greener on the other side. You'll probably find that if you got the Ultrabook, you'll want a better machine later on in a few months.

    Everyone is going to have different opinions, but chances are that you have a nice computer that you should just enjoy using.


    Okay, thank you. Grass-is-greener syndrome seems like the right way to define this.
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    posted a message on Possible Buyer's Remorse?
    Quote from lost_artz

    First mistake was buying a Mac, just sayin lol.

    If you could post your PC specs I'd actually be curious as to what they are.


    http://support.apple.com/kb/sp583 straight from the horses mouth, I have the 250GB HDD and 2.4 GHz C2D, and the standard 4GB of RAM.
    I also have a custom built desktop that works well for gaming. I don't think selling my laptop so soon after getting it is the solution though... I'm honestly asking this question, should I feel remorse for my expensive purchase? Should I be completely satisfied?
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    posted a message on Possible Buyer's Remorse?
    Hey, late last year I purchased a 13-inch Macbook Pro 2010 off eBay. It ended up costing $1000-something with tax and shipping, and I took it to Bestbuy to fix some hard drive issue (it came without an install disk). I have feelings of longing for Ultrabooks or other thin laptops, but I like my current laptop. Is this a normal thing that happens to people? Will I never be satisfied with my choice?

    Please help. I'm really confused.

    Reasons I bought my laptop (because people might ask): Backlit keyboard, good battery life, good enough gaming performance, and good build quality.
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    posted a message on Bring Back Beaches!
    Signed and tweeted. This is the best idea I've heard in a while.
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    posted a message on I might've asked for help before...
    Anybody else have any suggestions to make?
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    posted a message on I might've asked for help before...
    Quote from stratton

    The dell XPS laptops are pretty good. Have all the things your looking for. Pretty powerful. But it all depends on your price range :tongue.gif:

    Oh right, I forgot that.
    Price range is at most $1100 CAD.
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    posted a message on I might've asked for help before...
    Hey Minecraft forum, I'm looking for a laptop for school (next school year). There may be a chance I was picky in my searching earlier, but I realized I don't really need dedicated graphics or top-of-the-line stuff, but I've narrowed it down.
    The things I'm looking for:
    ­-Backlit keyboard
    -Easy to carry around (not heavy or bulky)
    -little to no flex in the parts (high quality feel)
    -modern hardware (not atom or really old processor)
    -Battery life that lasts longer than 4 hours

    Does anyone know of some laptops that are coming out soon (or are already out) that fit these criteria?
    Please help me.

    Note: I realize the Ultrabooks are coming soon, but I don't know which ones have the cool stuff I'm looking for.

    Thanks in advance.

    Edit: Price range is at most $1100 CAD
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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