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Originally Posted by Carlos Hilgert Ferrari View Post
Dude look at those mem chips...

They'r burned too... lol


Buy a new one

No, that's thermal paste, I didn't bother to wipe it off since it was dead and all

And yeah I did put thermal paste on them because the foam thing was pretty ef'd up tbh. It's probably why it fried it in the first place.

BTW. Can anyone tell me what stock clocks are for GTX 560Ti?
I need info for
-Core Clock
-Shader Clock
-Memory Clock

So if anyone knows I would be glad if you shared. And I mean STOCK clocks like the ones on a reference card, because I bought the Gigabyte 560Ti OC, and they are known to be OC'd wrong (too much or not enough voltage), so I will downclock it to stock, because I don't need any more issues.

Thanks
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post #22 of 26
Time for a Radeon 6790 (if you want a relative equivalent card in terms of performance and are on a budget), or another card if you want higher. The 6850 is a better choice if you can afford it; otherwise you could look for a used 5850.

It looks like your failure is confined to the graphics card, though I'd inspect around the PCIe slot to make sure there is nothing scorched there.
Edited by LoneWolf15 - 8/5/11 at 7:38am
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Thanks LoneWolf15, but I already bought the Gigabyte Gtx 560Ti. I thought I will go check on the Nvidia side a little. Next card I will be back to Radeon, but for now I will see how Nvidia's work. I was deciding between this and the HD 6950 but because my motherboard is designed so flawlessly it would block off the SATA connectors
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I think I read a post you said that you added AS5 to it before. I heard a lot of people don't use AS5 on GPU. use MX-3 or MX-4.
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post #25 of 26
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But the temperature of the GPU wasn't high so I don't see a problem with AS5. Well, it's dead now... And I am not touching the 560 until the warranty is out (2 years), and if I do I will make sure use the MX-4
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I read through your posts.. Did you leave the thermal pads on and add AS5 to the pads?

That is not ever a good idea!!!!!

Just so you know the proper thing to do for empty spaces that have thermal pads are:

1. Use brand new thermal pads ( your are never supposed to re-use them)
2. Re-Use thermal pads the way they are and pray they work (not best option but better than nothing) never put anything on them, not even thermal paste.
3. Use AS5 on both sides of a metal shim (usually copper) to fill the gap - I used this on a laptop GPU with good results.
4. Use large enough beads of AS5 to clear the gap and not so much as to run over the sides of the chip (electrical tape may be used on the sides of chip to prevent pins from touching AS5 and shorting out) - I personally used this trick on my 4870 VRM's and it worked perfectly.

Basically AS5 plus thermal pads = insulation and you insulate the VRM chips from the heat sink (opposite of what you want)

P.S. To above poster, VRM chips have nothing to do with memory, they are part of voltage control.
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