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GTX 570 needs fixing

post #1 of 10
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Hi all

While back I accidentally knocked off a couple small capacitors off the rear of my gtx 570 circuit board:



I dont think I still have the capacitors saved, could/should I contact PNY to see if they can fix the card for me? Not as an RMA but as a user requested repair? My card doesnt overclock too well, dont think it will do 900mhz even at 1.1v. I dont wanna push it that hard now anyways considering the capacitors have fallen off and I have no idea what they do. The card itself has been running fine since my last thread dated 11th november 2011 when the capacitors broke off, so its been least 10 months since this happened and my gpu works fine.

If I came to sell the card, Id like to sell it fixed too.

thoughts on this?
post #2 of 10
You could also check with pizzaman or cl3p20, they usually have spare cards/parts around & are good with the iron.

Edit, just saw you're in the UK, maybe ask K404, also good with the iron & I'm sure he has many dead cards to get parts from.
    
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ahh nice one thanks ftw! What would you suggest is the risk of me running this card if its been going fine for like 10 months without those capacitors I broke off?
post #4 of 10
If the card has been running fine for 10 months, then it isn't going to suddenly die any time soon. It either would fail immediately or not at all.
    
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post #5 of 10
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yeah I know but im thinking maybe these capacitors are the reason my card fails when its overclocked? It used to be able to do 900mhz, but now it cant.
post #6 of 10
I've replaced caps on quite a few different motherboards, gfx cards etc.Its a really easy fix. If you've never done it before check out a few videos on you tube about it. You can buy the capacitors online from http://www.badcaps.net/ (pretty sure they ship just about everywhere) or at a local electronics store.
post #7 of 10
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Edited by K404 - 12/8/12 at 6:38am
post #8 of 10
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I see, so the placement of those caps means its to do with memory and as such theres no harm in me overvolting the card and overclocking the core?
post #9 of 10
Nope, no harm... other than the usual risk of overvolting and overclocking a card smile.gif
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Brill!

Now all I need is some more thermal glue and copper heatsinks for my gtx h60 mod
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