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LOOK!!!Dropped a torch on my 8800GTS 640MB

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well, dropped a torch on my 8800GTS 640MB today, made a little dent in one of those chips....can anyone tell me what that chip is please....
and if and how it will effect my GTS...thanks!!
pics:ITS THE MIDDLE ONE with those 3 that have + signs on them


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It looks like a trimmer to the memory, so one of your memory chips is most likely to die if you power it up. Or just having the trimmer explode (like one of those on my motherboard)
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post #3 of 34
....Why did you have a torch near your computer with all your components in it anyways?
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post #4 of 34
That's not a dent, it's a chip out of your chip! I don't know exactly what it does, although it might just be a larger diode of some sort!
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eVGA huh? Power on, then if it breaks... RMA.
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post #6 of 34
I bet you're fine, it doesn't look too bad. If it doesn't work, RMA it. That is a capacitor and it will probably make no difference with a small chip in it.
post #7 of 34
If it starts to smoke, TURN IT OFF IMMEDIATELY!!! LMAO
post #8 of 34
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Originally Posted by gonX View Post
It looks like a trimmer to the memory, so one of your memory chips is most likely to die if you power it up. Or just having the trimmer explode (like one of those on my motherboard)
oh oh....darn!! well it happened yesterday..and i powered it up and on top of that was OCing it today!!! hmmm but nothing seems wrong...is it an in time blow or instant? will it even boot up if one of the memorys blows?

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Originally Posted by nitteo View Post
Thats not a dent, thats a disaster. Thats an actual piece of a chip missing. Methinks its one of the power chips...
yup its a pretty bad chip of there....hmmm so anyone know exactly what it does and if i need to RMA? or guess ill just wait and see...after all EVGA = lifetime
I touched it as well, those + sign chips dont seem to get hot.
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post #9 of 34
looks like it'll still work...
might've just been the plastic cover...I dono...
turn it on...if it breaks...RMA it to EVGA..they'll most likely take it back. Just say "I dono" a lot.

EDIT: If it started and it's working...nothing's wrong.
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post #10 of 34
Thats not a dent, thats a disaster. Thats an actual piece of a chip missing. Methinks its one of the power chips...
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