Sabertooth said:Hi again everyone,
My second replacement (third card) arrived today without much fanfare, I guess getting two prior defective cards has now made me ambivalent. Without wasting anytime, I opened the box and looking at the card even a blind man can tell it's NOT new. So with my fingers crossed, I installed the 6800 hoping to eat my words since I said I won't be surprised if the replacement is once again defective.
Well I am sad to let you all know that this card is again DEFECTIVE :-(, I hurried down to my neighbour and the same artifacts and lines shown on my monitor was evident on his. I normally leave no stone unturned and tried the computer shop near me (they call me the LEADTEK guy now after two prior tests ) , and they got the same anomalies on their monitor too. They felt real sorry for me but I'm sure they are probably saying good for him since they sell video cards too.
I am short of words at this time and don't know if I should just accept the loss and get another brand of card or contact Leadtek again. This is ridiculous that after 50+ emails and three cards am still where I was back in October of last year. I don't know why Leadtek can't issue a recall on these darn cards because there is a problem and it is across boards. I've got screenies below and open to suggestions.
I got my fourth card (6800) today and with my fingers still crossed installed it. Lo and behold, no anomalies in the BIOS and none in windows. Hooray!!!, finally a card that worked right out the box (confirms my computer is OK). I'm glad the ordeal is over after close to four months of run arounds and extreme frustration.
Now that I have a working card, I am going to try to see if I can get them to send me a ship label, after paying return shipping on the three prior cards; I think Leadtek should cover this return shipping, but eitherway they have lost my business.
Goodluck to everyone going through a similar fate as I did.