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Recently I fixed a PC for a Client of mine, his config was 3570K and he was OC his Processor to around 3.7Ghz. He had a 120GB SSD, with ASUS GTX680 VGA running on Antec HCG 520W PSU.

This brand new card lasted just 18 Hrs. The following morning when he was playing a game smoke started coming from the Chipset Area. Their was no burn marks either on the Slot of the Card or on the PCI x16 Slot of the Motherboard, but the card had got burnt inside the GPU chipset.

Does any one know what could be the possible reason for this. He has been replaced with a new card but would like to know the reason for this before I give the new card to him. Has it got anything to do with the PSU ? or is it something to do with the Fan on the VGA?

Help is much appreciated.
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Could simply have been a defective card. It happens.

Some pictures of the card would give an idea of what exactly failed.
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Tx Blameless, Their is no visible physical damage to be seen. Its only the burnt smell that will tell the card has got burnt. If you connect the card to the PC it will go in smoke.

So I am well under the required Power for this card, even if my customer OC his processor. Could this take place if this guy had OC the GPU ?

Tx in advance
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Tx Blameless, Their is no visible physical damage to be seen. Its only the burnt smell that will tell the card has got burnt. If you connect the card to the PC it will go in smoke.

So I am well under the required Power for this card, even if my customer OC his processor. Could this take place if this guy had OC the GPU ?

Tx in advance


520W is kind of...on the verge Stock 3570K Uses anywhere to ~161w full load if overclocked marginally that increases so est. 190w. Then add the 680 GTX thats another 180~200. So 400W just on that. if the PSU is 80PLUS your still losing 20% off the 520W efficiency so its pretty damned close to maxing when the PC if on load... if its not 80PLUS PSU, Well... then your only recieving 69~79% off that power.

If the build is new though that gpu should get RMA'd.


I was running a 3770K and 7970 (abit higher TDPs) on 600W for some time, I needed more power to overclock because the PSU would kill the power, and eventually the fan started having issues. 750~800W is general rule of thumb in my opinion to maintain upgradeability without having to buy new PSU every build. if not going over the top.



It is possible the VRMs or Capacitors were busted.... things can happen if they get too hot. Or even improperly applied or dried TIM (if you removed the heatsink to view the board to check)
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Yes the GPU has been replaced by ASUS. But they dont check to inform the reason for the damage. The PSU used is 80+ Bronze by Antec in fact made by Seasonic for them. SD12-M Model.
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