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PNY GeForce burns out, overheats and crashes desktop

by user936 / December 11, 2009 10:29 PM PST

How can PNY Geforce be trusted not to damage a PC? My PNY GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 PCI burned out (terrible burning smell from the PC). The card was less than a year old, running in a standard Dell Dimension PC. The PC shut down and would not restart until I removed the card. The card fan, cheaply fastened to the PNY card, had fallen off the card onto the motherboard. It could have caused considerable damage. What else on this card is substandard and a threat to the PC. Is the PNY GeForce series safe?

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All too true.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2009 10:43 PM PST

But the issues run deep as you explore the BAD CAPS story and why no maker can be trusted today. This doesn't mean that we stop using such gear but we make plans on backups and more.

The same could be said of any 8400, 8600 based card. I'd seen too many fail to dismiss that it was just bad luck. The famous discussions are found with 8400M DEFECTIVE on google.

Ati is not immune to this issue as well.

If you wanted fail proof gear, it's not in today's PCs.

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PC card issue
by Phil Crase / December 11, 2009 11:41 PM PST

Hmmmm, not a good thing to have happen. When you installed the card did you do anything else? Add more ram or an audio card? Also are you using the base (stock) PSU? First thing to wonder about would be the PSU.

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