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I bought an PNY Nvidia Geforce 4 Ti4400 graphics card back in march of 2002. The card worked great up until about May/June of 2004. I started to get architecture and different bizarre things started happening. I uninstalled/reinstalled drivers, OS, and even used it on another computer. At one point in June, i thought i had figured out what was going wrong. I thought it was something with the drivers, because when i finally installed the new ones, it seemed to work. Anyway, i went on for a while playing games and feeling relieved that it was just a software issue.
In june i downloaded coolbits and just wanted to check out the clock frequencies of the graphics board. I saw the window about voiding the warranty and didn't think anything of it. I raised the clock frequencies up by 5. Kept them like this for about 1 minute then decided that i would be a better idea if i waited until my new pc came before i started OCing anything. I immidieatly set them back to default and continued on my merry way for a couple of months with no problems.
When my new computer came, i transfered my old graphics card into it and immiediatly had bad architecture. I thought for sure it was the drivers again, because it was working fine in the other computer for months before hand. I installed drivers all correclty and still had the problem. Now here i am, and the card wont even work in the old or new computer anymore. The card was never truly overclocked, and i am positive that its the fan that must be dying. THe card was acting up before i ever even touched coolbits as well.
SOOOOO... i talked to pny and they said they will replace it for me. I have to send it in and the will either fix it or replace it.
I am worried, because i am wondering if they will know that i went into coolbits and touched something. Will they know?
IF i had truly overclocked my card and it broke from that, i would take responsibility for my actions. I paid 300$ for this card and i just dont want to be screwed because i did something that in no way ****ed my card, but may have screwed my warranty.
What should i do? Does anyone have any experience with this? Should i just send the card in and say nothing, or should i write them a letter with the card that states the explicit truth, so if they come across something they have an explanation for it. In the second case i will be throwing myself on their mercy.
Any ideas or thoughts would be much appreciated