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just killed my gtx460

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well, i got greedy with my OC. i pushed my voltage up to 1.087 which is the max you can get in MSI Afterburner and i ran furmark. i started to make some lunch while it was running and after a while (maybe 5 mins of running) i heard my computer shut down and restart itself. i went back into my room and could smell burnt electronics. i can boot into windows but the comp restarts itself after a minute or two.

i cant see anything physically burnt on the card. i will remove the heatsink and take some pictures of any carnage for you guys.

i guess i will be hunting for a new GPU instead of a SSD now. i loved this little card frown.gif


EDIT/UPDATES

Cap popped
ASUS RMA'd
Waiting for card to come back from ASUS. ETA 5/16
Edited by joman2055 - 5/16/12 at 12:15am
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Do you have the apply overclock at startup checked ? maybe its shutting down again after msi afterburner starts up. you can boot up in safe mode and stop afterburner from running. but if you smelled something burning that isnt good. sorry to hear if it did burn up man it does happen to the best cards.frown.gif
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yea. the first thing i did was go into safe mode and uninstall MSI Afterburner. so its running at base clocks now.

i took off the heatsink. there is just some slight discoloration on the PCB near the VRMs. The burnt smell is the strongest near the VRMs so im gona go ahead and say that that is what failed on me.

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Sorry to hear man, never a good thing...
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Gotta love barbeque thumb.gif
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Wow that's surprising, I didn't think I'd see an Asus DC 460 fail from that voltage. I've had one folding at 1.1v for like 6 months.
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Wow that's surprising, I didn't think I'd see an Asus DC 460 fail from that voltage. I've had one folding at 1.1v for like 6 months.

yea, i looked into safe voltages for this card and it seemed common to run it at 1.1v I am very surprised that it failed.

I think im going to go with a 560 or 560Ti seems like the best bang for the buck

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121446
Edited by joman2055 - 4/29/12 at 4:05pm
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Awwww....sorry to hear man...and an SSD would have been a great addition to your rig too. :\
Have you tried the card on another system?
Looking forward for the pics though.
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i dont have another system to try it on. but im pretty confident its dead. lucky for me i have a laptop to do my school work on.
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That voltage is too low to have fried your card imo and I think there's a good chance that there was something wrong with it in the first place. Have you considered calling Asus and seeing if they'll give you a RMA?
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