are doing to them to have 6 in a row crap out on you
Re-read what I have written. I never said it was six in a row. It has been cards over the past 7-8 ***** it where does the time go, it was probably more like over the past 10-15 years). I stated that I try one out every few generations to see if they are still trash. Edited, Aug 30th 2010 12:54pm by windexy
Lets go through the list of things I can remember:
1) first ATI card: bad vram would lock up randomly
2) all-in wonder capture card: something was wrong with the digital tuner (i guess) it would lock up the machine whenever you tried to watch tv for more than 10 minutes
3) early 3d cards were just coming out, same lockups randomly (i think this was due to immature drivers, ATI still had separate drivers for each card)
4) Card functioned fine in the performance department but for some reason most images with transparency were coming out the wrong colors: IE: the windows logo on the systems properties window was hot pink, brown, neon green and red.
Those are all I can remember... I've built hundreds of systems, plenty used ATI and were fine but when it comes to making a recommendation to someone else I couldn't in good conscience. Edited, Aug 30th 2010 1:01pm by windexy