Re: Newbie help
My hesitation is that I don't want there to be ANY chance of a screwup, and if something goes wrong, I don't want "Maybe I screwed up" to be part of my troubleshooting. Everything I've bought in the last 3 years is just falling apart and I've been spending thousands of dollars fixing or replacing them. I'm sick of it.
I just want a piece of equipment that WORKS, and if something goes wrong, I can hold someone else accountable for it. I can't afford to just "take a loss".
I know it's easy, I've done it. I just don't want to do it again because it took me almost 6 months to fix my GPU after getting it. I went through dozens of pages of google links for solutions, I came here and got no help, I don't want to be left in that situation ever again. I bought my hd5770 in like feb or march, and I wasn't able to enjoy any games until last week.
I was having "Display Driver amdkmdap has stopped working and has recovered" errors. And before you go ahead and tell me that I needed to update my drivers, just know that I spent at LEAST 60 hours online researching ways to fix this, as well as getting help from 3 techs. So any obvious answer you come up with has been tried.
The solution was to underclock it 50 mhz.
If something goes wrong, I want to be able to take it to the person who built it and say "You messed up. Fix it."
**edit** Actually, it's for this reason that I'd really like to buy a mac, if they'd come out with some new stuff for once. Macs just don't crap out on people. I'll gladly pay extra money to avoid a headache.