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My reference, modded, and unlocked R9-290 to R9-290X just died last week. I just can't express how sad and awkward I feel right now. I should be happy for the service she gave me and look forward to a new GPU purchase. But I am sad, very very sad. I just realized that I did not to save up for a new card. Honestly, I am not expecting it to die so was not in the market for a new one. The most awkward and sad about it is... I bought another one since that's all I can afford right now... Welcome back to Hawaii then! US$124.00 is all I payed for another trip! Did not get enough sun burn I guess... damn
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My reference, modded, and unlocked R9-290 to R9-290X just died last week. I just can't express how sad and awkward I feel right now. I should be happy for the service she gave me and look forward to a new GPU purchase. But I am sad, very very sad. I just realized that I did not to save up for a new card. Honestly, I am not expecting it to die so was not in the market for a new one. The most awkward and sad about it is... I bought another one since that's all I can afford right now... Welcome back to Hawaii then! US$124.00 is all I payed for another trip! Did not get enough sun burn I guess... damn

Sad to hear that. How did it die however?
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Sad to hear that. How did it die however?

From a regular GPU / Whole PC maintenance.. Replaced the 8 month old thermal paste and when I put it back, sparks all over the card. I have an HD-7850 lying around to test everything else. PSU, Mobo and all are still good. I might have touched something with the excess thermal paste or whatever I did wrong in the disassembly. I can't tell. I checked everything and thermal paste are just right. No excess, no cracks in the die. No nothing. I am very careful to my stuff, and very well experienced with those regular PC maintenance. I really can't pin point the cause. I'll just call it mishandling.
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From a regular GPU / Whole PC maintenance.. Replaced the 8 month old thermal paste and when I put it back, sparks all over the card. I have an HD-7850 lying around to test everything else. PSU, Mobo and all are still good. I might have touched something with the excess thermal paste or whatever I did wrong in the disassembly. I can't tell. I checked everything and thermal paste are just right. No excess, no cracks in the die. No nothing. I am very careful to my stuff, and very well experienced with those regular PC maintenance. I really can't pin point the cause. I'll just call it mishandling.

Oh okay I see, thanks for the answer. I was curious if it died because of component degration or what not. But these gpus seem to be tanks so no.

I've lost two small ceramic capacitors on my primary R9 290, I think they are related to Vmem ripple supression for the mem chips. They were put so close to a mounting hole that a small plastic washer of a mounting screw partially covered them and pushed them off when I tightened the block down. It's a design flaw of the Gigabyte PCB in my opinion... I could try soldering them back, but the card is clocking better than ever so I didn't bother.
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From a regular GPU / Whole PC maintenance.. Replaced the 8 month old thermal paste and when I put it back, sparks all over the card. I have an HD-7850 lying around to test everything else. PSU, Mobo and all are still good. I might have touched something with the excess thermal paste or whatever I did wrong in the disassembly. I can't tell. I checked everything and thermal paste are just right. No excess, no cracks in the die. No nothing. I am very careful to my stuff, and very well experienced with those regular PC maintenance. I really can't pin point the cause. I'll just call it mishandling.

So you killed it because 290/290X card just do not go an die by themselves.
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From a regular GPU / Whole PC maintenance.. Replaced the 8 month old thermal paste and when I put it back, sparks all over the card. I have an HD-7850 lying around to test everything else. PSU, Mobo and all are still good. I might have touched something with the excess thermal paste or whatever I did wrong in the disassembly. I can't tell. I checked everything and thermal paste are just right. No excess, no cracks in the die. No nothing. I am very careful to my stuff, and very well experienced with those regular PC maintenance. I really can't pin point the cause. I'll just call it mishandling.

Did you use conductive paste?
   
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I have no idea. It's artic silver MX-4
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No it's not conductive or capacitive
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Funny how this gpu is still able to play today's titles and its old af now.
I got a sapphire tri X r9 290.
Still going stong!
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