Guy damages rare collectible graphics card :(

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  1. erek

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  2. Kyle_Bennett

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    Gave mine away to HardOCP reader last year.
     
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  3. Chimpee

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    Boy GPU shroud have come a long way.
     
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    Most pointless video anyone attempted to make me watch in my life. And some people have tried to make me watch cat videos.
     
  5. erek

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    The Review copy? That's my favorite one


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  6. mnewxcv

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    But I thought overclocking was safe?
     
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    shens, not bitchinfast 3d 2000.
     
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  8. Susquehannock

    Susquehannock 2[H]4U

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    Just a 5800 Ultra? From his excitement expected a 5950. Dude needs to lay off those aroma therapy candles.
     
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    Keep in mind too that the power budgets on GPUs exploded during that time. For all intents and purposes, the AGP slot was only designed to push 50W of power. I just looked up some info and the Ti4600 reference card didn't have any auxiliary power connectors on it, so obviously that card was < 50W draw. The 5800 series was a big leap as it required external power, and also needed to cool that beast. I'm not sure if anyone had a shroud cooler like that before the 5800 came out, so it might have been the original pioneer in that market. (Maybe a 3rd party was testing a design like that, I'm not sure)
     
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  10. Face2Face

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    Damn shame. I’d love to have a 5800 Ultra. Nathan, the creator of the vid is a great guy and makes some great retro videos. Here’s a rare gem I picked up last week. I’m a collector as well.
     

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  11. erek

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    got any other prototypes / review samples?
     
  12. Face2Face

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    I have some review/engineering samples. I’m still going through them as I picked up a lot of them last week. Some of them are pretty beat up though.
     

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    Jealous
     
  14. Face2Face

    Face2Face Limp Gawd

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    Don’t be. I’m sure you got some great cards
     
  15. erek

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    Only the FX 5800 Ultra, that's all i got

    Here she is, spent 2+ years on these forums posting for one before i struck gold:

     
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  16. Face2Face

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    Now I’m jealous. I want one too...
     
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  17. Absalom

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    Much ado about nothing...
     
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  18. auntjemima

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    Incorrect. It's kind of a big deal to people that collect, as you can see in this thread you chose to read.
     
  19. erek

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    a collector friend of mine had this to say regarding the video: "did you try re-flashing the BIOS? Also, " Artifacts looks more like mem malfunction" ( borrow new mem from quadro fx1000 - they are quite cheap and not rare)"
     
  20. mnewxcv

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    why would flashing the bios change anything? Unless ocing the card fucked up the existing bios, but I dont think thats how things work?
     
  21. bigdogchris

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    Notice he said it died "after I installed drivers"... lol not quite.
     
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  22. vick1000

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    I knew it would happen as soon as he turned the fan down. These old cards had no thermal protection.
     
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  23. erek

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    Agreed
     
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    Did I miss something, I thought he was turning up the 2d fan speed. I haven't used RT in a long time though so maybe I misunderstand the settings.
     
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    At one point he was talking and turned the slider for the fan down, you could hear the fan get quiet, then it started with the artifacts, and he immediately turned it back up, but it was too late.
     
  26. acairman

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    I have a Gainward Golden Sample Ultra/1800 XP 5950 Ultra, brand new in box and never installed in a system.
     
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  27. erek

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    Pics?
     
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  28. Marvin_78

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    Still have mine, though I did accidentally delid it at the time cause I had no idea what I was doing when trying to mount a waterblock on it. Worked great with on the die cooling, even pulled the wb off and replaced it with a zalman hsf some time later.

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  29. Susquehannock

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    Are the 5800 ultra that rare? Not to familiar with the 5 series. Jumped right over them to 6800, then 7800. The XFX 512gb 7950 AGP is the card I'd like to have. Now that is a rare bird. Weren't they the fastest AGP card? On team green anyway.
     
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  30. Dullard

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    I have a BFG 6800 Ultra AGP. I was cleaning out some stuff last weekend and found the box for it :D

    Had a guy wanted a pic.

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  31. bigdogchris

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    The guy updated about killing the card in a YouTube comment...

     
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  32. trasixes

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    The 5800 is rare? How about the 5900, 5900 XT, and 5950? I have those 3 in storage haha.
     
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    Not as rare, but can be hard to find. PM me if you want to sell the 5900 or 5950.
     
  34. p3sty

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    rare shit sold that one long time ago
     
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    I miss BFG. Still have my BFG 7900 GTX and original box.
     
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  36. Dullard

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    This one is moving on to another forum member. And I also miss BFG, they were the shit one day, gone the next. In those days I didn't really keep up with new stuff coming out, just built a new system every few years. Looked for BFG one day and they had vanished.
     
  37. Susquehannock

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    BFG were great cards, when they worked. They had a bad run for a while.

    Bought a 7800gs as upgrade for my unlocked Leadtek 6800nu. Received three DOA cards in a row that appeared to have been poorly refurbished. And I was not the only one.

    Never was compensated for all the return shipping charges I incurred. The Egg and BFG kept bouncing me back & forth.

    (thread from 2007)
    >> https://hardforum.com/threads/bfg-7800gs-yet-another-doa.1166446/

    Be that as it may, fourth time was the charm. That 7800 worked flawlessly for 10 years of consistent use in my nForce2 system. About this time last year I disassembled it and freshened up the thermal paste and pads. Still works today, near 11 years after purchase.
     

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  38. Dullard

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    I guess that might help explain why they didn't survive :)
     
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    WAT? old graphics cards are worth money?? wow I wish I kept all of mine.. probably bought every nvidia since the Geforce256 and most of the Radeon 59xx
     
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    Hey guys! Glad some of you found some enjoyment from my misfortune.

    The card wasn't actually supposed to run the fan at 100% in 2D mode. Idle temp was in the 40s (yes the GPU has a temp reader, perhaps one of the first) . Hardly at critical levels. Normally the fan runs at 50% on the desktop, and the numerous times I've gotten the card to boot up since, it was running at the correct speed. I briefly lowered the speed to 34%, and the artifacts started immediately after. I think that's more coincidence though.

    Yes I've gotten this card to work many times since this video went up. Each time it does the exact same thing: It lasts about 5-7 minutes, then artifacts, then a black screen.

    Anyway I probably shouldn't have titled the video the way I did, but I thought in the off chance it actually was my fault, others might get a kick out of it.
     
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