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post #1 of 21
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Story
Spilled pop on my computer, cleaned it, computer was dead (would display anything on the monitor)

So I RMAd my 8800gt and got a new Hard Drive.

Problem
I can get into windows now, but when I try to play games (specifically CoD4) I can play it for a short time and it artifacts/freezes. I noticed the lower the settings the longer I can play.

My attempts to fix it
Temps are ok, never go out of range on cpu or gpu.

My CPU and GPU are at stock clocks at the moment.

Tried 2 different PSUs, a 500watt Xclio and a 500w CoolerMaster

Ran memtest for 14 hours with no errors

My guess's
Maybe my 8800gt, even tho fresh from evga RMA, is still broken.

MAYBE (I dont think so) liquid got on the mobo/cpu/ram that I didnt see and theres something wrong with one of those main components.

Conclusion
Thats all I got, please throw me any ideas you got. Im going to try to fix it over the next 2 days, if I have no luck I am going to start ordering parts 1 by 1 until I finally get me a working computer again.

Id really prefer to just fix it because this pc is pretty nice and runs all the games I want perfectly, I could use the money to expand my Blu-Ray collection.
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Asus Xonar DG Astro A40 V Moda Crossfade LP Logitech Z5300 
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Crucial M4 128GB, 3TB HDD, 1TB HDD Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 10 64bit Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell S2716DG 1440P 144hz Gsync TN Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB 1080p Projector (110") Razer Black Widow Ultimate BF3 Edition (orange) 
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Corsair TX750 Corsair 400R Steelseries Rival Steelseries QCK+ 
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Asus Xonar DG Astro A40 V Moda Crossfade LP Logitech Z5300 
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Denon 1909 + 7.1 infinity surround 
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A6 3420 HD 6520G 8GB 500GB 5400RPM 
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post #2 of 21
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Originally Posted by sepheroth003 View Post
Story
Spilled pop on my computer, cleaned it, computer was dead (would display anything on the monitor)

So I RMAd my 8800gt and got a new Hard Drive.

Problem
I can get into windows now, but when I try to play games (specifically CoD4) I can play it for a short time and it artifacts/freezes. I noticed the lower the settings the longer I can play.

My attempts to fix it
Temps are ok, never go out of range on cpu or gpu.

My CPU and GPU are at stock clocks at the moment.

Tried 2 different PSUs, a 500watt Xclio and a 500w CoolerMaster

My guess's
Maybe my 8800gt, even tho fresh from evga RMA, is still broken.

MAYBE (I dont think so) liquid got on the mobo/cpu/ram that I didnt see and theres something wrong with one of those main components.

Conclusion
Thats all I got, please throw me any ideas you got. Im going to try to fix it over the next 2 days, if I have no luck I am going to start ordering parts 1 by 1 until I finally get me a working computer again.

Id really prefer to just fix it because this pc is pretty nice and runs all the games I want perfectly, I could use the money to expand my Blu-Ray collection.
Ouch, that sucks :O -takes pop and moves away from computer-

I would do what you're doing, and give it a few days, maybe swap another Graphics card if you have one laying around.

Or try your graphics card in another computer -shrug-

Hope it works good for ya.
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post #3 of 21
If its artifacting I also suspect the cause would be your gt. Do you have another card to test out? btw how did you get pop into the comp? o.O
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post #4 of 21
your using the the same mobo you spilled soda on?
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post #5 of 21
Have you tried another videocard?

just to see if it isnt your card and the board is messed up somehow.



damn beat by noobs
post #6 of 21
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This happened about 6 weeks ago. I just stopped being lazy and sent my video card in and bought a new hard drive.

I dont THINK liquid got on the mobo/cpu/or ram but I cant be for sure.

As of now, no, I do not have any other video card to try. That might be my first purchase, or should I try to RMA it again and tell them its still defective?
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Crucial M4 128GB, 3TB HDD, 1TB HDD Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 10 64bit Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz 
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i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz 24/7 MSI P67 GD55 Gigabyte GTX 1070 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB, 3TB HDD, 1TB HDD Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 10 64bit Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell S2716DG 1440P 144hz Gsync TN Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB 1080p Projector (110") Razer Black Widow Ultimate BF3 Edition (orange) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 Corsair 400R Steelseries Rival Steelseries QCK+ 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar DG Astro A40 V Moda Crossfade LP Logitech Z5300 
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Denon 1909 + 7.1 infinity surround 
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A6 3420 HD 6520G 8GB 500GB 5400RPM 
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post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by sepheroth003 View Post
This happened about 6 weeks ago. I just stopped being lazy and sent my video card in and bought a new hard drive.

I dont THINK liquid got on the mobo/cpu/or ram but I cant be for sure.

As of now, no, I do not have any other video card to try. That might be my first purchase, or should I try to RMA it again and tell them its still defective?
Go to a local store that accepts returns, buy a videocard to test and if it doesnt do it anymore Take it back and RMA your 8800GT again
post #8 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xx573v3xX_Z28 View Post
Go to a local store that accepts returns, buy a videocard to test and if it doesnt do it anymore Take it back and RMA your 8800GT again
Good idea IF any local store except returns. Literally all I have is 3 best buys and 2 local stores that are kinda small.
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Crucial M4 128GB, 3TB HDD, 1TB HDD Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 10 64bit Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell S2716DG 1440P 144hz Gsync TN Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB 1080p Projector (110") Razer Black Widow Ultimate BF3 Edition (orange) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 Corsair 400R Steelseries Rival Steelseries QCK+ 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar DG Astro A40 V Moda Crossfade LP Logitech Z5300 
Audio
Denon 1909 + 7.1 infinity surround 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
A6 3420 HD 6520G 8GB 500GB 5400RPM 
MonitorKeyboard
15.6" 1366x768 Generic with numberpad 
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i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz 24/7 MSI P67 GD55 Gigabyte GTX 1070 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB, 3TB HDD, 1TB HDD Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 10 64bit Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell S2716DG 1440P 144hz Gsync TN Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB 1080p Projector (110") Razer Black Widow Ultimate BF3 Edition (orange) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 Corsair 400R Steelseries Rival Steelseries QCK+ 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar DG Astro A40 V Moda Crossfade LP Logitech Z5300 
Audio
Denon 1909 + 7.1 infinity surround 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
A6 3420 HD 6520G 8GB 500GB 5400RPM 
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post #9 of 21
You'd be really bad lucked if this card you have right now is also defective... Can't you borrow one from a friend? Maybe some of the pop slipped into the PCI-E slot when you spilled your soda and that's what causing the glitches... (Just taking a guess here)
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post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by sepheroth003 View Post
Good idea IF any local store except returns. Literally all I have is 3 best buys and 2 local stores that are kinda small.
best buy DOES NOT except them, I hate best buy and have egged them plenty times after they sold me 2 dead videocards and would not give me my money back and then when they went off sale they would only give me back what i had payed to buy it and only use it for there crap so i had to pay 80 dollars more to get the same thing.
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