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Wall art.

^^This

You should start an collection of fired PC parts. Make and wall mount for it with a sign

R.I.P

In loving memory

7870 XT

2013-2013

Died in the quest of ever higher overclocks
    
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Im not sure what happened, because I have the H60 on my gtx 570 working fine, but that has a IHS on top. THe 7870 doesnt have a IHS on top of the gpu die.

Basically I attatched the H60 ontp the gpu die and secured it using zip ties. I put it in my pc, my pc worked for about 5 minutes then all of a sudden it shut down and I could smell smoke. I removed the gpu and took the H60 off the gpu. I could smell smoke directly from the gpu die, and then I could see a really small, like 1mm sort of mark/scorch mark on the actual gpu die itself.



This is the picture I took afterwards, ignore the orange circle that smudge rubbed off eventually. The yellow circle is the origin of the smell of smoke. It doesnt look as if a actual transistor has burned, its just something has burnt on the die and that is the remnant..a small spot of something burnt. Hard to explain.

In all honesty if anyone knows a way to fix this thing for less than £170 I would do it, and then sell the card or maybe keep it and fold on it like I originally bought the card for frown.gif
Edited by $ilent - 8/10/13 at 3:01pm
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Jewelry. My friend went to quake con and got some damaged nVidia GPU keychain.
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Take a leaf out of Logans book... use it as a drinks coaster biggrin.gif



(That's a 9800 GX2 for those interested.)
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Take a leaf out of Logans book... use it as a drinks coaster biggrin.gif

snippy image

(That' a 9800 GX2 for those interested.)

What a great screenshot, Just the expression
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Take a leaf out of Logans book... use it as a drinks coaster biggrin.gif



(That's a 9800 GX2 for those interested.)

Lol, his face says it all!

Oh andy I meant to PM you, I only went and broke that ipod didnt I. I put it in my car under the arm rest while I popped out for a minute, came back and forgot it was under there so when I leaned on the arm rest..CRACK!

Still works fine, but its all cracked now...lol I have the worst luck with computers recently :/
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Lol, his face says it all!

Oh andy I meant to PM you, I only went and broke that ipod didnt I. I put it in my car under the arm rest while I popped out for a minute, came back and forgot it was under there so when I leaned on the arm rest..CRACK!

Still works fine, but its all cracked now...lol I have the worst luck with computers recently :/
Ah, that sucks dude. At least it still works, are you using it just for music or other stuff too? If it's just for music then it's not that bad I suppose.
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Ah, that sucks dude. At least it still works, are you using it just for music or other stuff too? If it's just for music then it's not that bad I suppose.

Mostly just music in car yeah, I was playing dumb ways to die alot too on it biggrin.gif
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Guess ill just bin it, maybe cut a corner off for a keychain.
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Use it as a coaster like Logan does from Tek Syndicate! btw, love that show, just in case you are reading.
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