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So I originally thought I had a mobo issue.

In the past 24 hours I have ripped everything out and back into my computer. Reset everything known to man. Hit every button on the mobo. Nothing. Computer turns on and there is no video signal.

My friend came over, who built my pc, with new ram and a different video card. Put his video card in and it worked. Took my video card back to his house. Put it in his computer and it still didn't work.

I am assuming the card is dead right? 3 months old and card just blows up? Yes the card had an aftermarket cooler on it and there was a slight OC to it but I have monitored temps and artifacting constantly. Everything was stable and running fine then out of the blue its dead.

Anything that can be done to save it or is my best shot just getting it back to stock and RMA'ing it to try and get a refurb sent back to me?
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So I originally thought I had a mobo issue.

In the past 24 hours I have ripped everything out and back into my computer. Reset everything known to man. Hit every button on the mobo. Nothing. Computer turns on and there is no video signal.

My friend came over, who built my pc, with new ram and a different video card. Put his video card in and it worked. Took my video card back to his house. Put it in his computer and it still didn't work.

I am assuming the card is dead right? 3 months old and card just blows up? Yes the card had an aftermarket cooler on it and there was a slight OC to it but I have monitored temps and artifacting constantly. Everything was stable and running fine then out of the blue its dead.

Anything that can be done to save it or is my best shot just getting it back to stock and RMA'ing it to try and get a refurb sent back to me?
I would put everything stock back on it and RMA it. It sucks to have to wait, but at least you know it works and you paid a good price so why not make the company work for you?
    
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If under warranty: RMA it to Newegg. If they won't touch it, send it to PowerColor.

If not under warranty....erm... GPU pot pie? (read: bake the sucker.)
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If under warranty: RMA it to Newegg. If they won't touch it, send it to PowerColor.

If not under warranty....erm... GPU pot pie? (read: bake the sucker.)
After 30 days is up with Newegg. You got to send to manufacture.
    
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Gonna have to get a new card in the meantime and just sell whatever they send to me... If they even do. BF3??? Skyrim??? I can't wait!!

Any recommendations on replacement...I was thinking this .

I want something with a decent enough stock cooler that can handle a little OC. Nothing crazy.
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Gonna have to get a new card in the meantime and just sell whatever they send to me... If they even do. BF3??? Skyrim??? I can't wait!!

Any recommendations on replacement...I was thinking this .

I want something with a decent enough stock cooler that can handle a little OC. Nothing crazy.
Why dont you just buy another 6970 and then when the other comes in do a crossfire.

EDIT: didnt see your link at first. There you go!
    
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Try reflashing the bios or something? Or maybe lock the extra shaders to a 6950 haha.
   
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Originally Posted by GizmoDuck View Post
Gonna have to get a new card in the meantime and just sell whatever they send to me... If they even do. BF3??? Skyrim??? I can't wait!!

Any recommendations on replacement...I was thinking this .

I want something with a decent enough stock cooler that can handle a little OC. Nothing crazy.
I have to say they are amazing cards, I got two in Xfire and the are amazing, I have both cards clocked at 1GHz and the cooler set to 50% and my temps never go over 65c but I am worming you when they are set to 100% it sounds like a train going through your room lol but if you don't mind the noise they are amazing.
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Ugh man, that sucks! I would have never guessed it was a GPU problem. Everything was screaming ram to me. It's just bad luck i guess, glad you got it figured out thought and if you do decide to get that lightning I'm sure you will be more than happy they are great cards.
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