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So I brought in my card to work to check it out, and my initial inspection does not reveal anything to me. Do you guys spot anything out of the ordinary?

Seems like the thermal tape bubbled up and got stuck on parts of the card, underneath the tape there was a tiny bit of moisture is that normal? Not a lot it evaporated quickly, could it just be the glue or something?

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what are we suppose to see?

from the pics it looks like a 6990 pcb
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looks like a standard issue 6990 to me. I would definitely repaste the gpu dyes before closing the card and using it again. doesn't look like anythings messed up on it.
 
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Not a problem, it happens with very hot cards. Just clean it off by wiping it diligently (some people say to not use rubbing alcohol, I just dab some on a tissue and wipe off excess paste on the heat spreader; DO NOT DO THIS ON MEMORY). Then, you will want to purchase something of this nature:
http://www.amazon.com/Gino-400mm-Silicone-Thermal-Heatsink/dp/B007PPEW52/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1370453927&sr=1-3&keywords=thermal+pad

I have some Danger Den thermal pads and I couldn't find them again, but, the above should work fine.
 
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Thanks guys,

Clearing up some info I forgot to post. The card was artifacting after I moved, my dumb self was in a hurry to move out in the same day and left it attached to my rig. Only center monitor would artifact in any port I put it in on the card. I was suggested baking the card, I just wanted to make sure there was no physical damage on the card.
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always best to remove the monitor cables from the video card before moving your pc. if you bump one of the cables you can break your video card. if it continues to artifact you might have to rma
 
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always best to remove the monitor cables from the video card before moving your pc. if you bump one of the cables you can break your video card. if it continues to artifact you might have to rma

What I meant by left intact was that I did not remove the card from the case. I am worried it warped or something during the move. Everything else was removed.
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no I don't think leaving a video card mounted in its pc firmly would hurt it during a move. ive moved my gaming pc lots and never once had artifacting happen due to moving the pc
 
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post #9 of 16
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no I don't think leaving a video card mounted in its pc firmly would hurt it during a move. ive moved my gaming pc lots and never once had artifacting happen due to moving the pc

I am at a lose then, it may have prematurely died on me. I will have to see when I can bake the card.
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if you bake it I think you might void any warranty you have. I would suggest replacing the TIM on the dyes and sending it to msi
 
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