Originally Posted by Magical Eskimo
Would you mind attaching the photo differently? Me and many other users would rather not DL a random file
Not sure how to sorry, don't worry its virus free =)
Originally Posted by hollywood406
How do you know a cap broke off? Did you drop something on the gpu? If so, then simply replacing the component might not fix it. Something was probably shorted as well. Besides, most of the caps on a pcb are filters. There are tons of them and losing one shouldn't cause that much trouble. Can you attach the pic?
I've attached the pic in my 1st post, I think I broke it while I was trying to fit my air cooler on, been working 100% until i opened my case and replaced my air cooler, while looking at the graphics for damage I saw that cap hanging, 1 side holding the board, Thought it was dust but next minute it fell off with me ( Can't find it anymore )
Originally Posted by DzillaXx
Did pretty much the same thing to one of the 5850's in my mining rig. Though it was one that was used for the memory, located near the pci-e's release latch on the back side of the card. Nicked it off while going for the release latch on the slot, wasn't paying attention. Card still worked fine without it, could still OC the GPU but touching the memory clock would cause PC to freeze.
What I did was use the dull end of some reynolds rap and taped a small piece of it to the card so the connection is live again. Card works perfect now, can OC memory with no crash even. Card mines 24/7 and no problem so far.
While I would hold off trying it, it may work if you are desperate.
what is reynolds rap ? Can't I just create a bridge of solder to replace it ? Surely it doesn't do much? I mean all the components are on the graphics board for a reason, but this thing is really small, Even If i do get a replacement I dont think ill manage to solder it back. I did think about putting a blob of solder to replace the cap.Edited by Thegodlynub - 3/26/14 at 8:11am