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RMA 6800 le but returned a 6600gt!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Mallus, 2 Feb 2006.

  1. Mallus

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Jun 2003

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    Location: Norwich (uni) or Brighton (home!)

    Sent off my broken 6800le agp last week and this morning got a delivery of a 6600gt. Don't know if this was a mistake or what but I want a 6800 le not a 6600gt. What is the performance difference between the 2 cards?
     
  2. Wilderbeast

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Manchester

    Slim to none.
     
  3. Mallus

    Hitman

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    Location: Norwich (uni) or Brighton (home!)

    The main reason I bought the Le was to unlock the pipes and run it as a 6800gt (didn't even get to try to do this as it was borked!).
     
  4. W00dy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Nov 2003

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    Location: Beside the Seaside !

    Not sure if you can get hold of 6800le's any more - probably the reason you have been sent a 6600gt.
     
  5. Mallus

    Hitman

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    Thing is I wasn't even asked, just sent it. Wouldn't be so norked if I was given a choice of alternatives. Now what's the chance they will let me choose something else
     
  6. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

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    Location: In a house

    ^

    Yeah im afraid, if the 6800le is not around anymore, then they have to give you a card of equal/or better spec, i don't think they let you choose a one though. :(

    If the 6600 GT is of similar performance, then they have done their part.
     
  7. Vegeta

    Soldato

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    I wouldnt accept it - because 90% of the time the 6800le would murder a 6600gt if it unlocks and it will overclock.
     
  8. Mallus

    Hitman

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    Pretty much what I thought. Now to try get hold of them again and see what they say
     
  9. Noble-Kebab

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

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    Location: London

    yes but thats overclockin , the fact is that at stock they are similar so thats what they look at
     
  10. Mallus

    Hitman

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    But the reason I bought it was because there was a possibility it would unlock. Surely features of the card should come into play as well as raw performance.
     
  11. Fx-Overlord

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 May 2005

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    Location: Hove

    At stock they are pretty much the same though, and short of getting another LE the 6600gt is the closest performing card available on AGP.

    AFAIK its about features and performance but the 6600gt has the exact same features as the LE at stock.

    Sell the GT and get a 6800NU ;)
     
  12. Vegeta

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 Nov 2004

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    Just ask for your money back if you can and get a 6800nu from somewhere else if they're still about - I've got one they're quality.
     
  13. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

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    Yep, and unlocking it, they can't send you a 6800le instead of a 6600 GT if they are both similar, but the le would murder the GT if unlocked, and overclocked, they would have sent the GT as they have no le's left, and im sure you can't choose the card, they have to give you one of similar or better, they have the 6600 GTS, which are similar so they have done their part, and sent you one. :)

    I can't see them letting you go thropugh the cards so you can pick one that will overclock/unlock, as you would have no warranty on it if it went **** up. :)
     
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  14. Fx-Overlord

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 May 2005

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    Location: Hove

    Yeah, if your lucky you might be able to convince them to give you money back to the price of the 6600GT. Considering the price of the 6600gt, the 6800nu would be a good buy (or replacement :)

    Depends. when my 9800 pro borked up i was offered a x700pro but i convinced ocuk to give me a 6600gt if they couldn't find a 9800 pro. However, they did find one ;)
     
  15. LoadsaMoney

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    Hmm, but its not OcUK. :)

    Ahh well, nothing to lose by trying it i suppose, id be amazed if they did let you choose the card though. :)
     
  16. Noble-Kebab

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

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    Location: London

    surely if they replace his card it should be better not worse as that was the point of getting the 6800. i think that you should call them up and see what they say , mabye some threatening words will persuade them :)
     
  17. Robert

    Capodecina

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    They should let him choose a card of equal VALUE not performance.
     
  18. Stringy

    Mobster

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    I don't see anything wrong, there will be next to no performance difference at stock, and considering you RMA'd the product, I assume that's what you were doing before ;)
     
  19. james.miller

    Capodecina

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    it is of equal value as far as Nvidia is concerned Robert. The le's were never designed to be modded and werent advertised as such. Now since they are no longer available, the Op was sent the nearest card in performance.

    If he wanted somethign of equal value, quite honestly he would have got something slower.
     
  20. andywalsh

    Associate

    Joined: 7 Nov 2003

    Posts: 71

    I would have thought that you would have the choice of replacement or refund.

    If they can't replace, surely they can't insist on forcing you to accept something you didn't order?