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post #11 of 19
that sucks........ Rest in piece .
This reminded my of my trauma of buying 570. Searched every single store for a custom PCB to get away for the usual 4+1 Vrm PCBs. I so hated it to have my 570 blow up, and finally got my hand on a Phantom 570 with 6+2 Vrm . Was such a relief
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Was it overclocked?
No not when it died. Died during post, never replaced the BIOS on it.
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that sucks
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When will the funeral be? And where will it be held?...... I need to buy flowers man!
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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.
not really a widespread problem. And with the 570s, it was mostly confined the eVGA cards, which would seem to indicate a bad batch or something since all reference cards are pretty much the same

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Was it overclocked?
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No not when it died. Died during post, never replaced the BIOS on it.
yea, but in the past you were overvolting it like no-other

*cough*
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not really a widespread problem. And with the 570s, it was mostly confined the eVGA cards, which would seem to indicate a bad batch or something since all reference cards are pretty much the same





yea, but in the past you were overvolting it like no-other

*cough*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtUoLUe_h3Q
This is very true hahaha. I did overvolt the crap outta it before.
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Heh, my 4830's have 4+1 VRMS. They don't even have heatsinks.
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aaww mmaaann!! The title of your post seriously excited me ... I thought I was going to see something like this:




On a more serious note, that sucks majorly. But hey, it served you well and while it lived, it was overclocked to its fullest haha.

It died a good soldier. *salutes and wipes tear from eye*
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aaww mmaaann!! The title of your post seriously excited me ... I thought I was going to see something like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSALep8QZ84



On a more serious note, that sucks majorly. But hey, it served you well and while it lived, it was overclocked to its fullest haha.

It died a good soldier. *salutes and wipes tear from eye*
I gotta admit, the sparks were cool, but I was freaking out and it was over too quickly to grab a camera.
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