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2014/03/10 11:40:53 (permalink)
Hi,
 
I just received my RMA replacement for my "vintage" 8800GTX.  
I was a bit disapointed to see a 8800GTX since people received more recent card in the past, but can't complain about it since I got the same thing that I sent.
The process was as smooth as the first time it got replaced in 2009.  
 
While the cooler sticker seemed brand-new, the back of the card show some aging sign (brown color on the soldering pin).
It's also funny to see the original serial number on the card, and a sticker with a new, longer serial :).
 
Can't wait to put it back into my second computer.. even if the beast is quite old, it outperform the onboard card :).
 
Thanks EVGA.
 
 
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    Gomez99
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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2014/03/10 15:50:59 (permalink)
    Good luck! Glad to hear you had a good experience


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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2014/03/10 20:25:08 (permalink)
     
    Cool.        

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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2014/03/14 23:51:24 (permalink)
    Whoa! Evga still has those things lying around? I think that's cool! Enjoy your new card!


     
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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2014/03/15 10:37:04 (permalink)
    You have a bit more time for driver support from Nvidia (2016).  I have an EVGA 8800 GTX and it served me well for many years.  I don't use it anymore, but I don't think I'll ever get rid of it.
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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2014/03/15 14:40:47 (permalink)
    Ahhh my old trust 8800gt. You will live on in my memory


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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2014/03/16 03:34:16 (permalink)
    You can always use that kind of card for a home or home/cloud server. There are many uses for a very old video card.

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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2014/10/03 11:42:44 (permalink)
    So the replacement card died after a few month only.  I guess the RMA returned card defect rate might become higher since they are aging now.
    Time to ship back.
     
    Will stay you tuned.
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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2014/10/03 12:03:35 (permalink)
    Flisher
    So the replacement card died after a few month only.  I guess the RMA returned card defect rate might become higher since they are aging now.
    Time to ship back.
     
    Will stay you tuned.


    Please do. it will be interesting to see what you get this go around. The 8800 GTX/GTS' were really great cards in there time.

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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2014/10/04 00:06:28 (permalink)
     
    My 8800 GTX was an awesome card in it's time.      

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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2014/10/14 17:26:24 (permalink)
    Seem I'll get another 768-P2-N831-AR (8800GTX).  I just hope it'll last longer than this one (about 6 month) or it would have been cheaper to buy a 50$ card than perform 2 RMA :)  I'll post once I receive the package in 5-6 days.
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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2014/10/28 04:04:24 (permalink)
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    You can always use that kind of card for a home or home/cloud server. There are many uses for a very old video card.




    Well the only use my 7900GS has these days is a wall decoration 


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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2014/11/05 14:34:42 (permalink)
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    rjohnson11
    You can always use that kind of card for a home or home/cloud server. There are many uses for a very old video card.




    Well the only use my 7900GS has these days is a wall decoration 


    I've got a 7800 GTX in my closet (and a 9800 GTX+).
     
    In the end, it's cheaper to buy a GT 610 or something for a server, if you can't boot without a video card installed and go headless. You'll recoup the cost in energy usage in a few months at most.

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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2014/11/11 18:52:51 (permalink)
    That's interesting that EVGA still has enough stock to use 8800GTX's as replacements for RMAs. I would have thought they would have run out of stock by now.
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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2014/11/14 22:19:52 (permalink)
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    That's interesting that EVGA still has enough stock to use 8800GTX's as replacements for RMAs. I would have thought they would have run out of stock by now.




    TBH, I'm surprised too.   LOL!

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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2016/03/12 04:29:25 (permalink)
    That does make me want to ask "What is the oldest card EVGA still has on hand for RMAs?" ANy tech able to answer that? just curious if there are say, ones that pre-date the 6000 series for RMAs, not that I have one, just wondering heh.




     
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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2016/03/14 18:21:59 (permalink)
    I would think it would be more interesting to see how old is the oldest card still in use that is still under warranty...
     
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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2016/03/28 05:32:37 (permalink)
    Gentle
    I would think it would be more interesting to see how old is the oldest card still in use that is still under warranty...
     
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    when did evga start offering lifetime warranties?


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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2016/03/29 21:08:21 (permalink)
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    I would think it would be more interesting to see how old is the oldest card still in use that is still under warranty...
     
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    when did evga start offering lifetime warranties?


    EVGA always had Lifetime warranties pre-GTX 600 series, and Pre Z78/X99 motherboards. Now they stopped that, and only offer 10 years max.
     
    I have a GTX 760 with lifetime right now because it was grandfathered. Since it was a replacement card for a GTX 465.


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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2016/03/29 21:13:51 (permalink)
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    I would think it would be more interesting to see how old is the oldest card still in use that is still under warranty...
     
    Gentle


    when did evga start offering lifetime warranties?


    EVGA always had Lifetime warranties pre-GTX 600 series, and Pre Z78/X99 motherboards. Now they stopped that, and only offer 10 years max.
     
    I have a GTX 760 with lifetime right now because it was grandfathered. Since it was a replacement card for a GTX 465.


    And that lifetime warranty is not transferable. It only applies to the original owner and all of the replacements that are given to that owner.
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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2016/04/08 19:33:34 (permalink)
    I wonder how many cards EVGA had to replace with those crappy Teapo capacitors?
     
    I have a GTX 260 SC in the junk box but it's not in use anymore, i have several more recent cards that outperform it
     
    I had a Zotac 8600 GT but between Teapo capacitors and 196.75 it did not last long.
     


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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2017/11/13 13:01:16 (permalink)
    Soo... an update...
    I used the replacement gtx8800 for about 1 month when I received it in 2016, and for about 1 month this year.  The card died again after like 2 month of being inside a box, that was almost never powered on.
     
    Considering it cost like 30$ to ship it to the USA (from Canada), I'm really wondering if I'm going trought the RMA process again if I keep receiving card with low life expectancy.  
     
    Do you think they are "rolling" over the same small subset of old refurbished card over and over so people stop RMAing them due to shipping cost?  The one I received last time was far from mint condition but had sweet protective sticker to peel (cause everybody love peeling sticker and if you don't peel it on a GTX8800 it'll probably burst to flame or clog the turbine :-)
     
     
    Note that my EVGA 560ti from 2011 is running as new in my wife computer (it also had lifetime waranty) and offer decent performance in alot of game.
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    Re: 8800GTX RMA replacement. 2017/11/13 14:07:35 (permalink)
    No, they don’t roll over cards. If the card is broken, they replace it. If it is a recurring issue, request a shipping label to send it back since you have already returned it once, and they may be able to send a prepaid label. You won’t know if you don’t ask.
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