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Michael C.

Michael C.

Joined on 08/21/08

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Died after 5 weeks

HIS Radeon HD 4850 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card H485Q1GH
HIS Radeon HD 4850 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card H485Q1GH

Pros: Rally nice card, when it works!

Cons: Shortly after the 30-day replacement period ended it started throwing over-heating artifacts into the screen, random blocks and lines etc. It got steadily worse over the next week. So much so that if I tried to play a game it would throw artifacts and then freeze very quickly. I also noticed at this time that card was getting VERY hot. Checking the temp gauge in catalyst control center showed that the card was locking up whenever the temp went over 42C. This seemed a bit low, and the card felt way hotter than that so I'm sure I believe the figure. As it got steadily worse I had to have the fan at 100% just to get the computer to boot. Forget about playing a game or anything even slightly graphically demanding, it froze straight away. Then it started throwing up artifacts on the screen WHILE booting, and now the computer won't even boot into Win7 before the card overheats and shuts down. I had my case open the last few times I tried and I could feel the heat coming off the