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GeForce GTX 570 caught fire

By Svinvan
Jul 7, 2011
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  1. This is unbelievable !!
    A friend saved all his money to get a brand new game pc.
    Finaly he went to the shop and asked for an extreme gaming pc.
    The shop suggested to take a Gigabyte mobo with GTX570 SLI.
    he waited for a month, then they finaly called him to say the mobo is not good.
    So in the beginning of this week they suggest to take ASUS 1366P6X58D Premium, he agreed and today new phone call....
    "I 'm very sorry but one of your GTX570 caught fire, we suggest you to pick up your pc and play with 1 GTX570.

    This is not normal right? Anybody had same problem?
    What should he do, just accept this?
    The pc was over 2000 euro.
     
  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,904   +714

    Why the hell are you posting?
    Sounds like "your friend" needs legal advice. Maybe you should have friend post in the "Belgian Consumer Law" section.
     
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    Why yes....I had this happen only last week:rolleyes:
     
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,815   +921

    So glad I decided to stay with an IGP "solution" . .... ;) :haha: :rolleyes:

    If you PM me the particulars, I'll start a thread about it for you!
     
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    Yeah....like IGP's never catch fire! :wave:
     
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,815   +921

    Only in SLI or crossfire. If you run them single ended, they give no trouble whatsoever.
     
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    :haha:
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,815   +921

    How did the AMD sponsored Boy Scout Troupe start their campfire?

    By rubbing two GTX-570s together....!
     
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    To get to the other side!...no...ohhhh
     
  10. Svinvan

    Svinvan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    UPDATE:
    By now everything has been replaced in the original order.
    Now the shop claims the problem was a factory error in the I7 960.
    they replaced that now also, test will be finished in an hour.
    then we can get the pc.

    Very curious what will happen next.
    Anyway, if after replacing the cpu it is still not ok, they are going to give back all the money.
    Kind of hoping that he gets the money back so he can order everything online and build the computer at home.
     
  11. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,904   +714

    Yeah....thanks for the update. It's been agonizing waiting to hear the outcome.

    I hope the movie adaptation stays true to the original story.
     
     
  12. Svinvan

    Svinvan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry to waste your time.... chief!!
     
  13. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    And there was me thinking I was the only one around here setting fire to things!! :haha:

    Nice comments guys! :D
     
  14. Row1

    Row1 TS Maniac Posts: 359   +9

    SRSLY, now intrigued

    SRSLY, now intrigued
     


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