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Defective HD 2400/2600’s “Completely Untrue”

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Posted August 10, 2007 by admin in News

As DailyTech reports, representatives from MSI, Asus and Gigabyte have claimed that no single defect was detected in their lineup. An AMD engineer has also spoken out saying that “Any report claiming that defective HD 2600 and 2400 (cards) were recalled in the channel are completely untrue.”

The cause of the rumors currently points to a bad batch that Acer received that lacked UVD (Universal Video Decoder) support, although it has been confirmed that this was a one off and no other manufacturers have had issues with UVD.

Acer, the world?s fourth largest branded PC vendor occasionally orders one-off products from its suppliers. Since the parts were ordered without UVD support it one would be hard pressed to consider them defective. Acer?s OEM partners include ECS and Asustek. MSI and Gigabyte have no knowledge of receiving either products without hardware UVD support or defective ROMs.

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