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AMD software let defective graphics cards slip into the channel

Software used by AMD to filter out defects in their graphics hardware, has apparently been blamed on allowing defective HD2400 and 2600 graphics cards to slip into the channel.

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.

It is believed that most of the defective cards are still in the channel or on their way back to the makers with only a small number of having already been purchased by consumers, noted the vendors.AMD responded that Radeon HD 2400 and 2600 chips are throughly inspected before being shipped to graphics card makers. This was an isolated incident and measures were taken to solve the issue as soon as it was detected, the company said.

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30-07-2007, 16:11:00

so who watched it?

While we all know it goes on I was still utterly shocked and as much as I'm in favour of the internet not being 'policed' this did make me wonder.

And what was that woman from Google on about, it's up to the Police to find the crimes and follow them up, surely if they hold information about serious assaults and crimes, they're with holding evidence???? It's made me look at Google in a different way tbh

31-07-2007, 04:58:05

It was appalling to see such disgusting behaviour and dreadful lack of care and repsonsibility by internet video hosts.
my view on weighing up freedom of information against someone posting even one obscene video of violence, would be that the operating model of sites like youtube should change, with every submission being vetted before being made available, with full liability put on the host.
And yes I know that would be practically unworkable, but so what, I'd prefer to lose youtube etc. rather than have anyone harmed because they were inspired/influenced by internet violence video.

31-07-2007, 05:26:01

I agree with you there Mr Gregg!

Youtube must make a ton of money through advertising to cover the cost of having a few employees to vet the videos. I'd have thought Youtube would take the responsibility for the content they show!

31-07-2007, 06:33:39

Lots of things can happen when u give u`r kid a pc in their room and not supervize them. Similarly let them use a pc in a school/premesis without controls.

Type "cheats" in a search engine and see what u get back, won`t all be game related.

God forbid they chat alot online and go out meeting people.

Get a grip parents, lets stop point fingers perhaps. Happens most times we (society) cba doing things ourselves, look to authority to step in. Saw a brief news spot this morning about a 3 year old child killed on a road in wales (I think) and the whole village are up in arms about speed limits. What is the 3 year old doing in the road ? Personally I`d charge the parents with manslaughter and sterilize them.

No censorship please, take more responsibility.

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