Have you seen this?http://www.legitreviews.com/news/3767/
Thousands of AMD Graphics Cards Recalled From Channel - BIOS Issues
AMD's official graphics card diagnostic and validation software was recently discovered to have a bug that failed to detect defective ATI Radeon HD 2400 and 2600 graphics cards, according to sources at graphics card makers. Channel vendors pointed out the problem with the cards was due to an error in the BIOS application process.
The issue was not only encountered by small makers, Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Gigabyte Technology all experienced the problem too, noted the sources. Although the problem can be easily solved by reapplying the BIOS, because AMD's software did not detect the defect before shipping, the cards will now need to be returned to the makers to be restored. One first-tier maker has recalled over 20,000-30,000 units already, noted the sources.
- I'm wondering if I have one of these dodgy cards. The card seems to run okay but I cant get it to do hardware acceleration of video content on the card, it crashes PowerDVDUltra using the XBOX 360HD (works if I switch off hardware acceleration) and it cant run 3DMark, crashes computer. I have a Vista Ultimate machine whose set-up is more than adequate to run HD content.
I've tried dealing with both MSI's support service and Cyberlink's and had little assitance, there response has been slow and its clear they havent read the steps I've already taken. It also appears that they have released a brand new card on the market without being able to support updating the VGA Bios if you use Vista. It's not as if Vista is that new anymore!! I work for MS and will be looking at how we allowed a Vista certified logo to be used on the box.
I'm currenlty trying to get them to send through the VGA Bios myself so that I can do it.
Any suggestions? I've spent hours unloading all the drivers, installing the latest motherboard drivers, Catalyst software and drivers, etc.
Won't be buying MSI again I dont think.