- Jul 29, 2001
Good post I agree 100%Originally posted by: keysplayr2003
That's not what I asked. I asked if they actually said, or confirmed, that it was in fact the Nvidia IGP that is failing. I didn't ask about the 200 million. I didn't ask about the quantity of failures. What I am asking is, what in fact is causing the failures in these HP desktops?Originally posted by: apoppin
the failure we are aware of is the one that Nvidia set 200$M aside forOriginally posted by: keysplayr2003
Did they actually say, or confirm, that it was in fact the Nvidia IGP that is failing? Or is it that they are just suspecting it in light of the laptop issue?Originally posted by: apoppin
No still broken .. except for the 3 or 4 true believers still left on this board
Nvidia has admitted failure already .. TechReport also thinks it certainly could be desktop issues as these HP model-specific problems only seem to affect Nvidia IG
- *that* failure .. the one they admitted
how many failures are you looking for?
What could be happening is:
The mass hysteria of the laptop issue is spreading.
The IGP's in those HP desktops are having issues
One of the other 100's of motherboard components could be having issues.
Take your pick. Come on people, it's not like PC's don't have components that fail other than the chipsets. Years ago, I was a Dell Certified tech and serviced literally thousands of Dell Workstations, Desktops, Servers, and Laptops. All had their own issues now and then.
The most prominent one I can remember, was an issue with many models of Dell laptops keyboards failing. It was a manufacturing defect, but it affected a few dozen laptops out of the 500 or so we had to work on. All were replaced under Dell's warranty. Must have cost them a lot of money to replace them, but they did under obligation. Everyone was annoyed at the inconvenience, but in the end they were happy their machines were fixed.
Oh, and one other nightmare that I recall. On certain Dell desktops, if Linux was run, the IGP's would fry crispy and render lines in bios and OS. Sometimes nothing at all. It took a while to narrow down this problem, but it was a strange issue. No problems under windows on the same models of desktops that were affected by Linux.
It took time for this last issue to manifest itself, and I don't think anyone could have foresaw this issue. But these machines were fixed under warranty as well with improved chipsets. It's what warranties are for.
If these HP machines are having issues, they will get repaired under warranty also.
It's hilarious to me people are taking OEM's word as fact. They too have a financial motive to switch blame and the only way this will be resolved is arbitration or court of law. nV so far is keeping their case strong by showing due diligence and good faith working with their 'partners' while they shoot from the hip and in the press.