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GTX 295 SLi Attempt backfired!!

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Hi Guys.

Ive just bought a second dual PCB gtx 295 in the hope to get it into a water cooled SLI set up.

Bought from ebay, Recieved it fast, seperated the cards to apply AS5 and the water block and as im cleaning the old TIM off i notice that one of the components near the RAM seems to be melted on the back.

Dont now what the name of it is but its a black cube with R10 on it. There are 3 on each card and all others are fine but one of them has the back missing and looks like its melted away rather than cracked.

I know i should of checked in a pc before going to work on it, but i didnt lol
So i put it back together and tried it out, and the top green light comes on but the bottom cards light does not and the fan doesnt even seem to be getting any power to it at all.
Could this be the R10 chip or something else not so visable ?

Just wanted to know if this may be reparable if so where can i get this R10 chip or even would replacing the faulty side of the card with another half of a dual PCB 295 would work ?

Does any one want to sell me another dual pcb 295 lol ill take faulty ones !

Any help or advice is appreciated.

Thanks in advance

[img=http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/1364/dscn0616y.th.jpg]



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Sorry about the quality but i think you can still see the back of the R10 at the top.
Really hope this isnt a lost cause.
Edited by PhatNudz - 7/22/11 at 4:48pm
    
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post #2 of 6
most likely a choke.it's replaceable.
http://pctuning.tyden.cz/ilustrace3/...95/pcb_295.jpg
Edited by MightyMission - 7/22/11 at 4:04pm
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Pics will be helpful for an issue like this
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Its dun fer dude.
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In theory if that's the only issue it should be replaceable, or that entire half could be replaced. I've rigged together 9800gx2's before with different halves from separate cards and it worked fine.
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So any one know if that is definatley a choke ? and where to get another one ?
    
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