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post #1 of 12
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I know this is slightly off topic but I figured some one here will know the answer.

I've been told it's the voltage regular but someone please confirm
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Can anyone advise what the purpose of this circled chip is?

Sold 2 WORKING Powercolor 6970's and I'm being told 1 is completely dead and apparently this chip is blown.. I'll help with the RMA but something just doesn't feel right and am curious if they've done some sort of crazy OC and fried the card

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I believe so yes. Don't take my word for it though.
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Yep, that's a vrm.
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I can't make out whats circled in that picture, even when I squint.
 
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post #5 of 12
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Well it's looking like the masses are all pointing in the same direction.

Is it likely the vreg would blow without overvolting?
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doubt thats a vrm looks like a diode or something to me. Those are your vrms next to the caps and chokes on the right of the card. If you give me a better pic I can say for sure. BUt if it is vrm than its the smallest one ive ever seen
    
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post #7 of 12
Doesn't look like PLL or VRM.

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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by tsm106;14913292 
Yep, that's a vrm.

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Not even close..it looks like a transistor or switch to me cant see how many legs it has though [transistor = 3x legs, diode = 2x legs].

*Its definitely NO WHERE NEAR THE POWER PHASES though.. those are all at the opposite end of the card.
post #9 of 12
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Thanks Cl3p20

I was hoping someone of your experience would post.

What would cause it to blow?
post #10 of 12
something must have contacted it..probably shorted a few of the legs together on contact.

*was the stock cooler changed out?
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