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Hi, I am concerned with my new Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 OC Graphics Card. It looks like the soldering job is off. Im not sure if I should rma it or hold on to it because it works.
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what am i looking at in this picture? everything looks normal?
     
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post #3 of 7
Could you highlight the problem?
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post #4 of 7
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Yeah it's on the bottom right corner i circled it.
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post #5 of 7
Looks perfectly fine to me. If you're really super concerned about it, keep in mind that that is one of the least likely to become damaged and easiest points to resolder on a GPU.
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post #6 of 7
thats normal and fine now if that 6 pack of solder points were all half merged into a blob touching eachother itd be a problem..
     
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post #7 of 7
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Ok, great!smile.gif Im glad that it's nothing to worry about. Thanks for the help everyone!
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AMD FX-6300 Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P HIS IceQ X Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition G.Skill Ripjaws X 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003 Asus DVDRW Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer S230HL Abd 23 inch LED Monitor CM Storm Devastator EVGA 500W 00-W1-500-KR Antec 300 
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