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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by damion87, Aug 30, 2007.

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  1. damion87

    damion87 Thread Starter

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    Hello i received a new Geforce 8600GTS (EVGA) card - i brought it from ebay from a international seller - When i received the 'New' product i noticed it didnt come in an original box - and the CD was a copy - That's not the issue really so i will get on with it lol :) i noticed the pins (contact pins) on the board below and the small pins on top (i think its the SLI pins not sure) are very discoloured - any advice on what to do now or how to clean them - Thanks for all your help. Damion. :D
     
  2. Parkman

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    Use a pencil eraser to clean the Card contact. A new pencil preferably. After you get the debris off use a dry cloth to wipe it clean. Sounds like you got shammed on the "newness" of the card :(
     
  3. win2kpro

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    You can clean the pins with electrical contact cleaner. Personally, if I received a product that was supposedly "new" without the box and original CD you have to be suspicious.

    The discoloration of the pins MAY and I say MAY have been caused by the card being overclocked, and run too hot.
     
  4. damion87

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    It worked! - Thanks for everyone for their help in this matter!!! :D
     
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