“This week has been a horrid week for us. We’ve had so much hardware die or fail — first of all, our RAID 0 array failed, then our water cooling pump decided to fail, then one of our Vista installs corrupted itself and finally managed to avoid a fire hazard but killed an nVidia GeForce 7900GS graphics card in the process. They say bad things happen in groups of three — we’re at number four and hope for no more problems.
Today we’ll tell you about the death of an nVidia GeForce 7900GS graphics card and how we think it could have been avoided by better and more thoroughly-tested Windows Vista ForceWare drivers. It seems to be a major blunder by nVidia and we feel as if it is important enough to alert our readers about the issue.”
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- ATI Radeon X1950XTX CrossFire @ Bjorn3D
- PowerColor Radeon X1950 XT 256MB @ Hardware Zone
- HIS X1650XT 256MB iSilenceII Video Cards (CrossFire) @ 3dGameMan
- Gainward Bliss 7600 GT PCX Review @ Technic3D
- Generic x1600Pro Crossfire @ 3dGameMan
Tweaktown has had problems this week, in specific a waterpump stopped and the GPU on a 7900GS got hot enough to melt the fasteners keeping it’s waterblock on. On further examination it could have been worse, but they feel it might be a good idea to restore thermal management at the driver level, as a BSOD is probably better than a visit from the fire department.