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Graphics card, is it broken forever?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JackB4u3r, Aug 9, 2009.

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  1. JackB4u3r

    JackB4u3r Thread Starter

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    Last night my monitor suddenly started to make strange images, so i thought the CPU had overheated thus opened it and let it cool down for a few minutes (yes, it was pretty hot when I opened it). After a new run, the problem persisted. So I let it stay for the night, and this morning when I turned the PC on still the same problem. So I take out the graphics card to have a look at it and find this:

    http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/9853/dscn0731r.jpg
    http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/5653/dscn0732m.jpg

    3 of the 10 silver thingies have popped out. I assume the graphics card belongs to the trash now, but just wanted to check with some pro people?
     
  2. jack-o-bytes

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    Yes that does look pretty broken to be honest.
     
  3. win2kpro

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    You have some blown capacitors. If you registered the board with eVGA when you purchased it, check your warranty. At one time some of their boards had a lifetime warranty.

    Also, you can replace the board capacitors or have someone else replace the capacitors. Since those 3 failed, I would replace all of them.
     
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