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It leaked on my 8800 GTS

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It was all fine and dandy. But then the system I guess developed a leak onto the vid card and that shut it down. Thought I got it all and it looked good. Well then the whole comp just flickers like crazy!! And before I can shut it off, spark outta the vid card and smoke.

Game over man!! Game over!!

Well a new 8800 GTX is on the way now. As for the rest of it, what do you guys think? I start it up and it's fine it seems. I get the long beep and 3 more beeps for the "no vid card" effect. No smoke or anything. I'm hoping I just fried the vid card only.
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Send your GTS to me along with all the papers and a reciept plx

That sucks though.. hope nothing else died
    
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So was one of your lines leaking at a connection or was it your reservoir or something?
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post #4 of 26
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Hehe, honestly it was the barb that leaked. Wasnt' screwed in all the way. I thought it was but maybe some water got on the threads and it could've gone tighter then and since I didn't it leaked.
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Send it in anyways, for a replacement!!!
post #6 of 26
Just say when you plugged it in, it BLEW UP
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send it in for a replacement and then sell the 8800GTS.
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I hate O-Ring barbs with a passion...The tubing torque can back them out because you cant tighten them down all the way or the O-Ring deforms...Most WC'ing gear doesn't have a recess for the O-Ring to go into and properly deform...I take them off and use high-temp RTV to seal the barbs...Look in this PDF I tell how I do it if your interested...
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post #9 of 26
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Thanks for the encouragement. I'm going to RMA the GTS.

The GTX is in and it definitely nicer. And BIGGER!!

Also, it doesn't seem to like the overclock that I had. Computer just freezes and doesn't do crap at times. I had to back off the FSB from 320 to 315. So much for my 3.2GHz. I hope that works.

No leaks though!
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wow, thats a bugger.

i had a piece of 1/4" plexi laying around, i cut it 5" x 8" and added it to the top of my 8800, i used clear double sided tape and "doubled it up, making 4 tabs, about 5 mm high, this keeps the plexi 5mm above the card, and covers the whole top, that way if the cpu block leaks itll hit the plexi first, by then ill see it....
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