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A couple of hours ago, I was topping off my WC system when my displays went blank, and then I heard some internal fan going REALLY loud (ended up being the stock cooling on GTX460). I shut down, examined inside case and found some small water droplets on my EVGA GTX460. YIKES!! Probably a good thing that fan kicked in the minute the card thought it was shorting out, not as good as not letting me do that in the first place, but still, not bad.

Unplugged, dried everything off, and rebooted -- held my breath waiting for a post beep and amazingly, yes, I heard the chirp of a healthy short Post-beep. After entering my login to W7x64. though, I got a BSOD (I think it was 0xF5, but system didn't write a valid dump, the Memory.DMP is dated 2/8, not today).

But, I was able to log in to Safe Mode right after that, and have been up ever since.

I thought I would try baking the card, any other ideas before I just call EVGA and beg a replacement (being up front about it with them), and failing that, get a card to stand in while I figure out what to do.
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if its shorted out then baking wont fix it.

just rma it
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if its shorted out then baking wont fix it.

just rma it
So rma is a possiblity then? The card does have a lifetime warranty, thank goodness.
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i would just say its gone faulty dont say you spilt water on it
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So rma is a possiblity then? The card does have a lifetime warranty, thank goodness.
Your warranty voided the second that water touched it :/

Just don't tell them you got water on it.
    
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Your warranty voided the second that water touched it :/

Just don't tell them you got water on it.
yeh go with this
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