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Oh, that can explain it.
The card design is a bit crappy.
The fan is right on top the VRMs, and its pushing air to the sides.
So cold air doesn't really reach the VRMs as well.
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How much is "stock volts"?
     
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these things really are time bombs.
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I know the bigger black things are VRM's, but what are the smaller black/brown things around the melted area ?
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Originally Posted by Defoler View Post
Oh, that can explain it.
The card design is a bit crappy.
The fan is right on top the VRMs, and its pushing air to the sides.
So cold air doesn't really reach the VRMs as well.
Yea poor cooling coupled with a crap power design and you have this. The card had loads of potential, I guess there is always a downside.

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How much is "stock volts"?
Stock voltage on this was 0.925v I think.
Edited by Razi3l - 5/12/11 at 8:28am
    
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I know the bigger black things are VRM's, but what are the smaller black/brown things around the melted area ?
Flat capacitors.
Most likely they died as the VRMs almost certaily stopped functioning, and let too much power go through and burned the hell out of them.
This has been happening to some 590s and 570s.



Oh, and Razi3l:
When did you get your card, and what drivers did you use?
If I'm not mistaken, nvidia put out a new bios to these cards to take control of heating issues. If I'm not mistaken it was sent out a few weeks after the cards hit the market.
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When did you get your card, and what drivers did you use?
If I'm not mistaken, nvidia put out a new bios to these cards to take control of heating issues. If I'm not mistaken it was sent out a few weeks after the cards hit the market.
Not too sure which BIOS version it had, however I had the latest drivers running, since they lock out the voltage. Apparently the bios was just for ASUS cards, but I'm not too sure.
    
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