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06-14-03, 11:29 AM #1
refurbished newegg cards good?
has anyone had experience with newegg refurbished radeon 9500-9800 series cards? the prices are great but i'm worried about whether there might be artifacts and such wrong with the cards or they were returned because they couldn't overclock well, my power supply is newegg refurbed and it works great, didn't come with anything though - just a bare psu but that's fine.
06-14-03, 11:55 AM #2
I got my GF4MX440 from newegg refrub, works great and overclocks like mad.
but each card is different, since it is a refurb section. All you c an do is take your chance, if your not comfortable with taking the chance then get a cheaper retail, or save up for the retail card.
06-14-03, 12:49 PM #3
I got an 8500le that would artifact with just the ASUS A7N8X-DD right from the bios posting and in windows at any speed. In all other boards it work fine.
I got a dead KX7-R or KD7-R can't remeber.
Gotten lots of stuff that was fine. You take your chances, but things usually work out well. I would NOT go for a 9500 np in hopes it softmods tho.Hail to the King:
Opteron 165 w/ DFI Ultra-D w/ BBA 1900XT 512 mb GSkill PC4200 1 GB x 2
74 gb WD Raptor x 2 Raid 0 MSI (ATI550) Tuner
w/ Windows XP Media Center Edition & OCZ Powerstream 520
DD TDX H2O block w/ Maze4 GPA block DD D4 pump
single 120mm Fan Heater core w/ shroud In Lian-Li fish tank window case
RIP (Rest In Pieces):
P4 3.0 ghz @ 3.75 ghz Aerocool HT-101 IC7-G
Radeon 9800 Pro 430 W Antec True Power
06-14-03, 01:12 PM #4
06-14-03, 01:14 PM #5
Yep, you can't expect a 9500np from the refurb section to softmod. In all likelihood, some dummy bought it and then RMAed it when it wouldn't softmod. I got my 9500np from the refurbs, and it overclocks pretty well.
I've also bought several GF3s, a Radeon 8500LE, a GF4, and numerous mobos. I've never gotten anything from Newegg that was dead, expect for the fan on my MX440. That eventually killed the card.
You'll most likely get something that works from the refurb bin.
06-14-03, 01:32 PM #6
I just bought a sapphire 9500np from them. I'm going to try the softmod. Maybe I'll have some luck, but prolly won't.. We'll see.
At any rate for $111 It will be a nice upgrade from a gf3.Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H with AMD X25000, 4Gb G.skill, & Antec True Power 380
06-14-03, 06:00 PM #7
great deals, i think i'll wait for the prices to drop on the 9700pro then snag a refurb , kevinN please update us on the outcome of the 9700np when you get it