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ATI cards good for 1year - Nvidia good for 3years ????

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My ATI AIW X800XT 256MB card has just hit the skids. Not worried about it, I went to the ATI website. Since the AMD takeover they are only giving out 1 year warranties now?And then I did a quick look at Nvidia - they are 3 years!? Is this die hard ATI user for 5 years being forced to move over to their arch enemy!? Did I read the warranty info correctly?

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Each Nvidia Vcard manufacturer provides their own warranty. They are all different. For instance XFX has a lifetime warranty that is transferable to the next owner. PNY provides 1 year only (if that). Gotta check with the mfg. If you're a heavy user, buy from a reputable company - with a lifetime warranty - that might actually be around for a lifetime (or at least the next decade). Video card Do go bad after years and years. My 4200 finally quit. It had a lifetime warranty, but the company had changed their name and joined ATI camp. I was outa luck. Cost me money to replace it. It should have been free. Drats.

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It's all about the lifetime of the manufacturer or reseller, isn't it?If you run a business it's allways wise to run it into a solid bankruptcy, before you start up a new business. Make sure that no promises to your customers will ever survive the bankruptcy or takeover before firing up a new venture. Remember it's all about the money. If you know that your business is going south, advertise a brand new project and convince your customers to make advance buys. This money for nothing will be very usefull when you move on.Ulf B

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>My ATI AIW X800XT 256MB card has just hit the skids. Not>worried about it, I went to the ATI website. Since the AMD>takeover they are only giving out 1 year warranties now?>>And then I did a quick look at Nvidia - they are 3 years!? Is>this die hard ATI user for 5 years being forced to move over>to their arch enemy!? Did I read the warranty info>correctly?I had a BFG 9800 GTX that died in one week!

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I'm convinced that all computer hardware is made to last so long and then when it breaks we spend more $$$$ Thats what it is all about! Nothing is easy, look at this forum. FSX should be load and play like other games but it is not!!!! Have to have a high $ killer machine and be a computer wiz to make all these tweaks work, for some people it takes the fun out of it and for others they like tweaking, changing codes, adding &^%^&**($%#@?? Oh well, its our hobby and I love it!Best,Lamar

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