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I have a friend with an EVGA ACX SC 780Ti that died, allegedly. He said he'll let me pay for the shipping and keep it if I want. I am just wondering if there ever could be a bad cap or other easily replaced part that could be causing the issue.

All he told me is that it would crash after a couple of seconds of gaming. I am going to ask him if he was getting a BSOD or if it was a straight reboot, but he did say that he was getting no artifacts.

The PSU was a good 850W purchased at the same time he got the card, which was when it released.

So, anyone know of anyone else ever replacing a cap or something else easy to swap and fixing a card?

Based on the symptoms what do you guys think coud be the issue?
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Anyone?
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Just shipping? Go for it. You'll never know if it is repairable unless you test it yourself. Also, there is this . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/529271/bake-your-graphics-card-in-the-oven-fix-it-worked

It could be a simple driver issue for all we know.

No, if shipping is too much.
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Hell, even for the cooler it's worth. You can always fill the void

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t was random on the BSOD. Game seemed to cause it. After one, usually multiple would follow. Sometimes I would get to my log in prompt, at enter some multiple more would follow. I'm talking about the Windows log in prompt here, not the game. It would BSOD multiple times before I could even get my desktop up.

Here is his description of the symptoms

Do you guys think it could be a power issue?

He plugged in an older card and hasn't had issues since. I think it was a pretty power hungry card that he put in too...
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Aparently the card he is using now is a GTX470, so he did put a lower TDP card at 215W vs 250W for the 780Ti, but unless his 850W PSU purchased at the same time as the 780Ti was purchased is crapping out early, there should be no issue
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post #7 of 9
Getting multiple bsod trying to get to the desktop doesn't sound like a power issue.

Who knows what's up it may just be his configuration.Definitely worth a shot.
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If it's a broken part and not visually recognizable your chances of finding the part are close to none let alone finding what part it is so you can get a replacement. Especially since it sounds like the card is still half working and it's not an evident physical damage.
That rebake trick to fix the overheated GPU problems only works for so long and it's not permanent, the chip will continue damaging itself with heat cycling.
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If it's a broken part and not visually recognizable your chances of finding the part are close to none let alone finding what part it is so you can get a replacement. Especially since it sounds like the card is still half working and it's not an evident physical damage.
That rebake trick to fix the overheated GPU problems only works for so long and it's not permanent, the chip will continue damaging itself with heat cycling.

That makes sense... welp, if the issue is in face a hot spot being created by the card itself and the bake makes it work for a few months then it would be worth the $20, plus I'd get to bake a friggin card to hahah
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