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Well. In an unfortunate turn of events:

-I saw sparks
-I smelt burning
-It was too late
-Bought this card on clearance from a local store
-No warranty
-***



RIP. You Served Me Well.


This 5870 joins my growing graveyard of an x1300 pro and a 4850
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post #2 of 19
if not used dose warranty still cover by sapphire, only not if your moded bios / card
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so much _ _ _ wasted

RIP
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post #4 of 19
5870 with a 4+1 phase eh? Ouch
Again with that third transistor being the failure point also...

What brand/model number?
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I give my respects. I will morn for you. Its in a better place now, I think.
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
5870 with a 4+1 phase eh? Ouch
Again with that third transistor being the failure point also...

What brand/model number?
4 phases is way more than enough for a 5870....

6950 i have is 3+1, so are most all 6870s
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post #7 of 19
Must be AMD/ATI cards then?
Because nVidia cards on 4+1 phases (GTX 570, GTX 590) are blowing like there's no tomorrow - despite similar TDP & power consumption in most cases

These 4 phases being enough for a 5870... well look again, one blew. I'm not too familiar with GPU trends for VRM failures though (except with the nVidia cards cases), so I'm not sure if this is a rampant issue with 5870s or which particular ones.
post #8 of 19
man dude that sucks , You spent good money on that huh?

My card is still going strong right now even in the summer heat. I have had it on all week on my other rig at full load with 66c temps.

Hope you can get cash for another card.
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It was this card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102883

I paid around 270ish I believe on clearance open box from a local store. But this was awhile ago
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Was it overclocked?
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