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Hello, I just made an account to see what you guys think.

I was playing League of Legends with some friends, and suddenly in loading screen my screen froze and some weird sounds appeared in my headset. So I thought it was no big deal and restarted my PC. Was going to get back in game but the same thing happened again just as I logged into my profile. One of my friends told me it could be my GTX 570 overheating. So I opened my PC and removed my card without any tools. It was a bit warm but I don´t think it was enough to destroy it. I put in back in and was going to give it another shot. Put the PC back on but did not get any display. But the lights on the card was still on and the fan was spinning. Shouldn't have removed it, probably I destroyed it when I did it. Atm i´m using a VGA into my motherboard.

I have had it overclocked about 2 months ago but I removed it back to normal short after.


So is it completely dead or is there mabe a chance I can get it back going?

Sorry for my bad English

Here is my setup if it makes any diff:

Asus P8Z68-V GEN3
CPU Core i5 2500K
KFA2 GeForce GTX 570 1280MB
Corsair Gaming Series 800W 80+
G.Skill 8GB (2x4096MB) CL11 2133Mhz

EDIT: Just found out that when im using VGA in the motherboard my graphic cards fan starts spinning like ******* hell.
Edited by Gurra Naab - 7/17/12 at 6:52pm
post #2 of 14
I'm going to seem stupid by asking this, but did you put in both 6pin power connectors after putting the card back in? lol
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Hehe, yes i did
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Things you can try:

1. Clean CMOS/BIOS Settings; look into your motherboard guide. (added to this post)
2. See if there is any dust or other inappropriate stuff on the PCI-Express port that might corrupt data transfer between Graphics Card and your motherboard.
3. Check all wires, and see if they're connected properly and not damaged.
4. See if the video card has anything about unusual looks to it, i.e. = damaged chips, could be anything.
5. You might re-click the RAM into its slot. Don't know, but it can do wonders.

Might forget a lot, but these are things you can try. Also, if you can access the bios with onboard graphics, load optimized defaults.

MANUAL NOTES:
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Edited by battleaxe231 - 7/18/12 at 4:02am
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I tried all you said but none of it worked and the card is looking all fine. You think I could have accidentally gave it a static shock when I removed it?
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That might have happened. Did you ground yourself?

I suggest to do a RMA for your videocard.
Edited by battleaxe231 - 7/19/12 at 2:27am
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Originally Posted by battleaxe231 View Post

That might have happened. Did you ground yourself?
I suggest to do a RMA for your videocard.
Yeah that is what I am recommending you do. Unless it was hot to where it actually burned you a little you have nothing to worry about. The 570 does run quite hot. Did you work on carpet when you put it in?
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post #8 of 14
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Yeah I have been talking with the store and they will see what they can do about it. I did overclock it, can they see this so they can refuse to give me a new one or fix it?
I think I was standing on a carpet, with my PC in my bed.
post #9 of 14
it is pretty hard to tell if it was OC'd really. theres no real way unless you damaged it beyond belief.
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Yeah, you can't tell if a video card was overclocked, unless you've damaged it beyond belief, as Pavilion 650m said. OP said the card is looking all fine, so I think the store is going to give him a new card or money back.

Good luck, Gurra Naab! Keep us posted with updates about your videocard, if you can.
Edited by battleaxe231 - 7/20/12 at 3:49am
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