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that's bad news.
what part of the gpu did you touch? did you have any rings or anything metal?
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Now when you said you touched the card, do you mean you just brushed the pcb with your fingers or did you press on it or was it a fingernail or what.

I'm thinking you may have broken off a little surface mount resistor or cap and that is causing incorrect voltages.

Ye I have to agree, I gently touched above the GPU die to see how hot the PCB has gotten on my 7950 a few times, so I would't think that could bust it.
Edited by RemagCP - 3/23/13 at 10:00pm
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It was just a touch. My finger was a bit oilier than usual, but still nothing that makes it shiny or anything like that. I touched "in front" of the core. Like with the GPU in the case, a space between me and the core. I know that that's where the GPU memory is if that helps.

Oh and I'm not completely sure I discharged myself. I'm pretty sure that i was touching the case, but can't remember for sure.

The card works, but isn't recognized and has those artifacts. When I go to install drivers, I manage to install them and it says it's successful and that I need to restart, but when I do, it's still not recognized and doesn't work. I mean if the card was broken for sure, it'd be easier to just accept and let go, but it works, just not properly, so I can't stop thinking there might be a solution.
Edited by freakyguy88 - 3/23/13 at 10:06pm
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Ok I tried out everything everyone has suggested, but nothing really worked. I recently switched the cards and there's good news and bad news. The good news is that the bottom card by itself displays an image. The bad news is that it's weird and full on artifacts. The interesting thing about these artifacts are that they disappear when there is a color change on them, or movement (we perceive it as movement, but technically, that pixel just changed color). However, there is a limit to how much of the screen you can have "clean". If I move my mouse cursor, I "clean" an area of the screen and where the mouse has been stays clean, but if I move my mouse like crazy, then where it was first starts to get artifacts again, so i clean part of the screen, but the part I cleaned first get's artifacts again. Here are some images:










Rma the card.
    
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Now when you said you touched the card, do you mean you just brushed the pcb with your fingers or did you press on it or was it a fingernail or what.

I'm thinking you may have broken off a little surface mount resistor or cap and that is causing incorrect voltages.

Ye I have to agree, I gently touched above the GPU die to see how hot the PCB has gotten on my 7950 a few times, so I would't think that could bust it.
Yeah, I agree. He may have shocked his card... ESD is nasty stuff.

It is time for an RMA. Sorry pal, but your card is dead.
 
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Sounds like static damaged the card.
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Like I said, ESD is nasty stuff. You don't seem like you have shocked something, but there is damage. That is why I am always touching something grounded when working with electronics.
 
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Yeah touch ur PSU / Case if the psu is mounted to it before touching anything else in the case.
    
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Well... guess its done for then. Anyone know if I can get an rma from Brazil? I don't mind paying extra shipping.
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First time i have ever seen this, and i touch everything when it is on....
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