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HIS Radeon HD 6790 DirectX 11 H679F1GD 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Plays all of my games on ultra high settings without any problems

Cons: Stock cooler is crazy loud and eventually failed after about 6 months of use.

Other Thoughts: After seeing all of the comments here I decided to forego the warranty and replaced the inadequate and unreliable stock cooler with a Zalman VF3000A from NewEgg. It works great and is remarkably quiet vs the HIS fan. Runs 5 to 10 degrees cooler as well. New Egg offered free shipping and had it here in 2 days.

ZALMAN VF3000A EBR Bearing VGA Cooler
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs What a Difference 08/11/2012

This review is from: ZALMAN VF3000A EBR Bearing VGA Cooler

Pros: Remarkably quiet for having two fans. Remote speed control is a nice touch. Easy to install. 'nuff said.

Cons: It is rather large. I installed it on a AMD 6790 from HIS. (Not one of the cards this is listed for.) For this card the cooler extended out almost 2 inches past the end of the card. I had to move my hard drive.

Other Thoughts: This has been a great change. The stock cooler from HIS was really loud and had started to fail. As I reviewed the copious amount of negative feedback on the card it was obvious to me that getting a replacement under warranty was just going to yield the same result 6 months from now. I decided to void the warranty by replacing the cooler and I think it was a good move. It is soooo much more quiet than the stock card and the card hovers in the mid to high 30's when under moderate load.

HP Laptop Pavilion dv6-6135DX AMD A8-Series A8-3500M (1.5 GHz) 6 GB Memory 640GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 6750M 15.6
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: So many things to like: Great balance between performance and mobility. A8 Quad Core is very capable and delivers 5 hours plus for typical non-gaming use. The weight is good for its size and for the few opportunities I have had for gaming, it has performed well. Mostly SC2.

Cons: This is my second round with this laptop. The first one I received worked great for a day but after applying windows updates, (Specifically the AMD Video Driver Update for the 6750M. Listed as Optional), the lcd died. Well that is to say that after I rebooted it stopped working period. No HP Splash, No bios, No Nothin' on the primary lcd. The secondary vga worked fine. I tried reverting back to the old driver and eventually restored the factory image to no avail. If I let the laptop cool down completely (overnight), i could get the lcd to work but if I restarted the pc once it was warm the lcd wouldn't work. I suppose it is possible that it was a coincidence that the problem emerged immediately after the driver update applied. Even so, I won't be applying that update on my replacement.

Other Thoughts: Well as you see in the Cons section, I had to RMA my first one. Newegg was quick with the process. I was concerned that when they got the laptop it would work because it had a chance to cool down. (See cons) I included a letter in the bag atop the laptop screen that explained how to recreate the issue. The RMA team must have missed it so their initial response was to fire it up and let it run on the bench for 12 hours. It worked so they were going to send it back to me. I sent an email back explaining the problem further. To their credit, they pulled the laptop out of the shipping queue recreated the problem and got my replacement going. (All on a late Friday afternoon.) Great Customer Service = Newegg. Most companies would not have responded so quickly and would have waited till I got the laptop back and requested another RMA. That is why this is the only place I buy tech online.


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Display Name: Timothy S.

Date Joined: 11/24/04

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 01/07/09
  • Last Review: 08/11/12
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