Bout Damaged TNT2

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  1. Satan_Rulez

    Satan_Rulez New Member

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    Had bought a TNT2 card some 2 to 3 years back.
    Didnt check the package at the vendors place.
    N guess what when i opened it some 10-15 days later i discovered
    the card was damaged.
    A small piece at the corner of the board was cracked n was missing.
    The vendor just refused to claim responsibility .
    I felt cheated.
    Still installed the card to see it it worked.
    Well it did work on booting i could see the gpu bios screen which
    said the card was a TNT2 M64.
    But the manual read it was a TNT2 Ultra n not M64.
    Installed the drivers but could never get more than 16 colours.
    In every session i was getting the message that there is a problem
    with the driver .
    Tried everything n also the system was very heavy .
    CPU usage is always 100% even in 16 colours.
    Doesent hog the cpu in safe mode.
    The cpu is free if i use the generic VGA driver.
    But as TNT2 it hogs the cpu n crashes after some time.

    Havent used the card since then.
    Any clues?
     
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    why dont you try going to www.nvidia.com and get the drivers to download.If the card is woking and you are getting the display its perfectly fine .Your problems with the 16 colors and 100% cpu usage is probably due to installation of faulty drivers. Should be working ,i feel bad for you too .I faced such problems with vendors too , not to worry buddy .
     
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    The TNT line is dead. Upgrade. Prices have really come down. Get a GeForce 4 mx or something. btw, ur dealer sucks. U know how things r here in India. Ppl selling aloo/pyaaz r into selling PCs now.
     
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    techno_funky da' Ťurntable ruleth

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    boss u better give it back and replace it or me havin a spare one
    with active cooling
    i.e a cooling fan
     
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    Hey but i m not using so no question of upgrading.
    Its been lying in my closet from ages.
    I just wanted info.
    Its brand new but damaged n in working condition but with flaws.
    Anyone wanna buy it i m ready to sell it for any ***** ammount.
     
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    give that dealer a kick in the @$$.that TNT is DEAD.what a bummer ur dealer is.
     
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    HE BOUGHT IT 2-3 YEARS BACK
    sheeeshh cmon guys see what the guy wrote
     
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    BTW @Satan_Rulez check the bazaar section
    someones lookin for a tnt there contact him
     
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    freshseasons King of my own Castle

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    Still how much so u expect... i mean besides ur city ...u cannot sell it anywhere...dont think it can even recover the courier costs...:)
     
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    I m in a very generous mood today n dont mind
    going into a loss.
    What amount do you think is suitable?
    Quote it n its yours.
    BBBBBBye
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    RIP.
     
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    No reply!!!
     
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    Reply to what??
     
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    The simplest solution is:
    U sed dat a edge of ur card has been chipped off. check if at that area , earlier had any printed circuit wiring. If yes, scrape that tiny area with a blade to remove the printed citcuit board cover (usually graan in color. and solder those wires with thin low resistance DC wires. Probarbly, there originally existed some jumper cables that removed stray voltages from the GPU. Mail me I'll give u da details on how to do that. Reg the drivers , You'll find 'em @ www.driverguide.com . Bye (^.^)
     
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    Thanz btarunr n others.
    Ill try doing that.
    N if i face more problems can i PM u 'btarunr' if ya dont mind.
     
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    How much for the card?
     
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