Palit GeForce GTX 460 Sonic could have issues

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  1. DariusD

    DariusD New Member

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    I have cancelled my preorder of Palit Sonic (non plat) card. Thanks God it was not in stock in my country :) That was quite easy to do after reading that non platinum versions also have a cooler without heatpipes ( sure it was never promised, but i was under impression that is the case after reading numerous reviews.. ).

    And this whole story is good example of bait and switch. I am pretty much sure that card passes all validation by Nvidia with flying colours even without mosfet heatsinks, but customers were atracted by additional OC capacity and silence they would have enabled.

    P.S. And i have also filed and sent complaint to Nvidia about this whole affair, and i would suggest everyone else who was hurt by this case does the same. Hopefully it won't go without notice.
     
  2. HeXadecimal

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    From the guy who just updated his cards BIOS:

     
  3. zyzeast

    zyzeast New Member

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    Is there a BIOS update for the regular sonic edition? Or is it only for the platinum? I got two sonic edition ones off newegg and they are arriving next week, anyone know if those have noise issues? I don't want a jet engine in my system :(
     
  4. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Looks like a lot of people are not happy with the 460's, as they are getting RMA'd in droves, and people even refusing the deliverys, what a fiasco.
     

  5. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    460 is a perfectly fine product. It's just that Palit did not deal with this launch right. I'm glad to hear that the new BIOS does make a good difference.

    Rich_Guy, this is borderline trolling and it ALWAYS comes from sombody who has a card from the opposing side, in your case ATI.

    Come on man, behave.
     
  6. DariusD

    DariusD New Member

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    Wow, talk about jumping to quick conclusions. Myself I have ordered MSI card right after cancelling Sonic non platinum. That's just Palit that's not treating its customers right, other cards are perfectly fine.

    I am happy to read that BIOS update solves noise issues, but still it should not have happened at all...
     
  7. kitch9

    kitch9 Ancient Guru

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    Any instructions on how to use it? I run the EXE as an administrator and a box pops up saying Loading VGA BIOS update module and it just hangs there and does nothing!

    Help please!!

    *Edit* Will the fact I have two in SLI affect it?
     
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  8. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Yeah I would definiately try this with one card at a time installed.
     
  9. kitch9

    kitch9 Ancient Guru

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    AGAGAHHFHFGHASGAHHAGHSHGAGA.......... Nothings ever easy!!

    Thanks for the tip!
     
  10. HeXadecimal

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    I'd flash it in dos mode as well, far safer than trying to flash in windows.
     

  11. vpsaline

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    I would like to know this aswell. Wonder if installing that revised platinum bios on a sonic edition voids warranty?
     
  12. lowrider007

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    Well I also tried the bios executable that guru3d hosted but the update tool just hung on my W7 x64 system like kitch9's, I ended up using the bios I got from Palit in my email in the end, it's not an executable like the one guru3d received, they give you the rom file, nvflash, + the full instructions on how to update the bios in a rar file, worked straight away.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/240856/gtx460_SonicPT_bios.rar

    I have limited bandwidth on my dropbox acc so if anyone else can host the file it would be much appreciated.
     
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  13. cowie

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    or not
    who wants to make a cooler for a non ref board?
    its the darn big rectanglar duel dvi box,it gets in the way of alot exsisting vga cooler on the market.
    only the geniuses at palit have dvi side by side
    a refernce over and under card is better for the modder

    this card you take off the cover and fan(one piece 4 screws),and add two 80's or a 120.
    just a fan over the vrm is ok in my case,i dont see why it would not be in anyone else case? ...over 9o0 oc's with some added volts and cool air np for me.
    that gets back to palits to warrenty and conditions
    1 year and you cant even breath on it or it voids your chances on a rma.

    i think the hoyd toyds(stuck up i cant have noise types) were mostly upset about the jet noise..ok w/e you got your bios...like you could not set your own parimeters?.
    next time they should tell them its prototype before they mail them to reviewers

    i hope my incoming pny 460 does not get beat up in the interwebs for some reason :nerd:

    i'm not hurt in anyway by this but i like to bitch
     
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  14. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Hi Cowie
    I deciphered the first bit but got lost at "...over 9o0 oc's".
    Can you also explain 'beath' and 'hoyd toyds' pls :)
     
  15. cowie

    cowie Ancient Guru

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    lol nah i'll confuse you more
     

  16. Rich_Guy

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    Borderline trolling :confused:, i apologise if thats how it came across, as that was not how it was intended, as i just made an observation from reading the forums (and others), these cards are getting RMA'd because of the missing VRM heatsink, it is a fiasco by Palit (even you said here they didn't deal with the launch right), but at least they are now rectifying it with the new BIOS :)

    EDIT: I see the mistake in my above post, it should be these 460's (as in Palits), reads like im on about them all. :p
     
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  17. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    New VGA BIOS works OK in Gainward 460GLH 1024MB. :):banana:

    Thx, Hilbert. :)


    Old and new VGA BIOS (rom file only) for Palit/Gainward 800/1600/4000 is hier: http://www.box.net/shared/c7c5v1e5fj
     
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  19. Maximus7724

    Maximus7724 Master Guru

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    It looks like these cards dont need VRM sinks, however i would def put mem sinks on myself.
     
  20. nicugoalkeper

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