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After dinner tried to use my pc, no video on screen. I thought maybe things just froze up. Barely nudged my case and a fan started going haywire crazy fast. I get video from my second (bottom) card but not the first. Only one card shows up in precision x, same as in the nvidia control panel. Any way to determine if my card is dead?
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I would take both out and try the top card in the other PCI-E slot. I would not put the good card into the top PCI - E slot in case the mobo is bad. If the top card still does not work in the bottom PCI-E slot it sounds like it is DOA.

Is there any other PC around that has a PCI-E slot in it as well?
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Try each card individually.
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No other PC available for testing, so I'll try the card in the other slot. Another weird thing is I saw a screw on top of the card, could that have caused a short?
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Originally Posted by JTHMfreak View Post

No other PC available for testing, so I'll try the card in the other slot. Another weird thing is I saw a screw on top of the card, could that have caused a short?

That is possible. That also really sucks if that is what happened. Where the hell did the screw come from I wonder?
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Well tried the card in the other slot and nothing. Looks like its RMA time I guess. This is what killed the card:
Odd thing though, no missing screws from inside the pc.
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This is when backplates come in handy... wink.gif
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post #8 of 16
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It was a really crappy OC'er anyway, maybe the replacement will be a lot better. Already finished Crysis 3 so I don't really need SLI right now for anything.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ViperSB1 View Post

This is when backplates come in handy... wink.gif

Never even thought of that. I guess they do serve a purpose other then aesthetics....

Quote:
Originally Posted by JTHMfreak View Post

It was a really crappy OC'er anyway, maybe the replacement will be a lot better. Already finished Crysis 3 so I don't really need SLI right now for anything.

C3 is perty bad ass. Still working through it.
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Never even thought of that. I guess they do serve a purpose other then aesthetics....
C3 is perty bad ass. Still working through it.

I never thought of the backplates being anything other than pretty also.
C3 was too short. Beautiful, but way too short.
Thinking back I know where the screw was from but not how it got in the case. I believe it was from the original backplate that held the stock cpu cooler, but I took that out months ago when I put my antec kuhler in. Now, maybe my son, who is about to turn 2, somehow got ahold of a screw (which I think he did) and stuck it through the holes of the exhaust fan (I have an antec 902 case) and it was just teetering on something for awhile until it finally decided to fall on my card tonight. Yeah, I'll buy that.
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