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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

    Mar 11, 2009
    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:


    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


    Jan 27, 2009
    Yes that does look pretty broken to be honest.
  3. win2kpro


    Jul 19, 2005
    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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