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My case is perforated at the top and I saw and heard sparks from the video card! Everything appears to be working as it should and games are running smooth at 2560x1600.

I intstalled Furmark to see if if the vram frquencies were affected or to see if I could see anything with the GPU's but its seems fine from what I could tell.

Both 2 x 2 GB vram were running a 3000 mhz or whatever they run at and the GPU's appear to be running at little over 1 Ghz each.

Did I get lucky that I didn't fry the card here or is there any other tests I should run to make sure all is ok? sad-smiley-002.gif
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My case is perforated at the top and I saw and heard sparks from the video card! Everything appears to be working as it should and games are running smooth at 2560x1600.
I intstalled Furmark to see if if the vram frquencies were affected or to see if I could see anything with the GPU's but its seems fine from what I could tell.
Both 2 x 2 GB vram were running a 3000 mhz or whatever they run at and the GPU's appear to be running at little over 1 Ghz each.
Did I get lucky that I didn't fry the card here or is there any other tests I should run to make sure all is ok? sad-smiley-002.gif

You know... when I first read that I thought you mean your 690 perforated the top of your case lol.

It's probably not good you saw and heard sparks... but, if you're still running strong I guess you're good for now. Maybe you should contact the RMA dept for the card and see what they say. If they'll do an advance replacement so you don't have downtime you could avoid a major failure of the card down the road.
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To be on the safe side, I would just tell EVGA that is up and died on you, and you would like to RMA it.

There is no reason to push your luck.
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To be on the safe side, I would just tell EVGA that is up and died on you, and you would like to RMA it.
There is no reason to push your luck.

being a liar gets you nowhere.
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being a liar gets you nowhere.

Looks up from Forbes magazine... o'rly? tongue.gif
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Looks up from Forbes magazine... o'rly? tongue.gif


hahaha...

Seriously though RMA that card.
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So just call EVGA and tell them it doesn't work or defective in some way? Are they going to send me a refurb or a new card?
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So just call EVGA and tell them it doesn't work or defective in some way? Are they going to send me a refurb or a new card?

It may have been your PSU possibly? What is it by the way?
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Nice one
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That's....odd.

I'd tell EVGA, see what they say, they'll probably offer an RMA, at the least, an explanation.
    
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