GENERAL OF THE ARMY
- Jul 9, 2008
:lol_anim: Sorry, but this is all hypothetical theory. Unless you are an engineer that can prove by scientific laboratory testing there is going to be a catastrophic component failure, this is all speculation. If that worried about it, discuss it with official MSI Technical Support.Wake said:Please don't quote me out of context. It seems though I didn't word that as clear as I should have.
Let me elaborate:
The PC of an end-user that is uninformed about the cards "quirk" doesn't start up.
User sends in card to MSI (after likely trying stuff centring about motherboard, PSU - as this failure-pattern more often than not point strongly to those components).
MSI says the card isn't faulty as it starts on their test system (different components including a PSU which doesn't have the Power Good-issue).
So only if the end-user knows about that particular "quirk", he/she can object against MSI trying to put the blame on the user's system (which wouldn't be deliberately malicious or anything, since the card works without problems in their test-bed).
However, even getting a replacement card with the same "quirk" could end up in the same symptoms (Power Good-signal fault and no-POST) again since the card is designed as intended by MSI.
For the second part, I believe you refer to this:
"2. Since MSI designs these custom products with overclocking in mind, we ?supercharge? these cards because we?re anticipating enthusiast to overclock. Because of this design decision and the higher component quality, we?re able to provide more power to the board resulting in higher and longer GPU Boost operation without reducing the lifetime of the graphics card or warranty term."
As far as I've seen, nothing indicates that the component in question is specifically designed to run out-of-spec. It seems bog-standard, so to say.
If a Military Class III-version of the Richtek RT8802A is used (if such a thing exists I doubt there wouldn't be any specs to find about it), I'll apologize.
PS: I use the word quirk in quotes for a lack of a better description.
I refuse to call it issue, problem or even worse fault, since I recognize that this would just be FUD.
The very topic title of this thread is malicious IMO. This might have been a little less negative; "MSI graphics cards: more boost by purposely built-in circuit modification"
There are plenty of 'uninformed' pc builders out there as it is by the number of problems seen here by them purchasing garbage PSU's and RAM that is not suited for the intended platform. :rolleyes_anim:The PC of an end-user that is uninformed about the cards "quirk" doesn't start up.