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So I have had this GTX780 since July and re-installed it a couple of times for some practical reasons. Anyway, I took it out yesterday and thought most of the contacts were fine, but then I noticed small black dots/lines on them similar to the problem in this thread (pictures): http://www.overclock.net/t/1290300/gpu-pcie-contacts-wearing-down
I contacted the person who started that and he told me eventually they wore down more and the black stuff was actually the PCB underneath, ultimately leaving him with a dead card. Has anyone seen this problem before and should I just get an RMA now or wait until I have problems? I will be paranoid about it if I just use it until I notice a problem to be honest. Also, what could cause this problem? Thanks!
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So I have had this GTX780 since July and re-installed it a couple of times for some practical reasons. Anyway, I took it out yesterday and thought most of the contacts were fine, but then I noticed small black dots/lines on them similar to the problem in this thread (pictures): http://www.overclock.net/t/1290300/gpu-pcie-contacts-wearing-down
I contacted the person who started that and he told me eventually they wore down more and the black stuff was actually the PCB underneath, ultimately leaving him with a dead card. Has anyone seen this problem before and should I just get an RMA now or wait until I have problems? I will be paranoid about it if I just use it until I notice a problem to be honest. Also, what could cause this problem? Thanks!

what causes it is inserting/removing the card many times, its usually the result of a cheaper pcb contact being used than normal. i had a 9600GSO die this way
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Well that sucks since I only removed it 2-3 times
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