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Did I kill my video card?

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So today I try to start my computer and it's a no go. Lately i have had it out of the case for almost a month. I've been using it like that everyday while I experemented with fans and volt modding. I did a pencil mod on the MB a few weeks ago and a couple of days I volt modded my video card. After accomplisihing my goal of breaking 16K in 3dmark06 I decided that it was time to put the computer back together. I also finally got the fan controlller that I needed. I put it back together last nite but didn't have time to turn it on.

Back to today. I push the button, the fans turn on, but nothing on my screen. The monitor doesn't do anything at all. I then decide to doublle check all my connections and they are fine. I also took the battery out and cleared the cmos since that always works for some reason. Still nothing on the monitor. So I decide to take a better look at the video card and I realize that the cable that I soldered had came loose. Could the tip of the cable touching something possibly have fried the card?

I don't have another video card lying around and I'm about to leave for a while. When I get back home I was planning on taking it back out to test. If nothing works I will have to try my video card on another board that I have sitting around. The only thing is that I have never powered up the board and I don't even know if it works. I also will have to try and find a spare HDD or something to use with it.

Any tips for setting up the other MB? Does it look like I fried the video card.
If so I will have to put the stock cooler back on and try to RMA it.
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What did you solder on the board? Did you try a hard volt mod?

And does it look fried where it could have touched anything?
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At first I tried the solderless volt mod per the guide but I was having trouble making good contact. Then I said screw it, and I soldered the cable to the same spot. It worked fine for a couple of days. I had the voltage set to 1.35v on the card and it never got hot or anything.

Then i decided to put everthing back to gether, now that everything was working fine only to have it come apart and not work at all.

The odd thing is, even when I tried it solderless, if the cable wasn't making contact it would still work. I just couldn't raise the voltage.

BTW, the card looks fine. No signs of anything abnormal
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After some testing I"m convinced that my video card is dead. I took everything out of the case and set it up how I previously had it and nothing worked. I completely undid the volt mod on the video card as well.

I started off with easy testing. I only own 2 sticks of ddr2, so I tried moving the sticks around and also tried each stick idividually. Since both sticks gave me the same result I moved on. Next thing I did was to take a look at the cpu, I was going to try a different one but didn't feel like going through the hassle since mine looked fine and in the next test I would use a different one.

Since neither of these two did anything and I only own 1pci-e card I moved things to a differnt MB. I have an abit-il9 which I have never used and I don't know if it works but I put an E6600 in there with the same ram and my video card and it did nothing.

Based on these results I'm assuming that the video card is dead. I was also going to try to put the video card in an existing computer my brother had brought but it didn't have a pci-e power connector.

I haven't tested the monitor today, but I was using it last nite until 2am.

I think I'm just going to have to put the stock cooling back on the video card and try to get it rma'd
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I'm not a genious at this, but my video card was doing this after i messed w/ stuff in bios and then i would restart and everything would turn on, i got power to the vid card (the fan was spinning), but no signal. What I just did eventually was reset the bios and that did it.
 
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