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So yesterday, I received my VF3000A and was looking forward to being able to overclock my 5870 properly with some decent VRM cooling. I installed it, and unfortunately something must have gone wrong somewhere. Now when I put the card in, every single display port is broken, that includes the HDMI + 2 DVI
If I turn the machine on with that card plugged in, it will boot into windows (I can only tell because of the logon noises) but obviously I can't see anything at all. I have an old HD4350 that I put in the first slot and moved the the 5870 to the second, and I could get it to boot into windows , but only if I didn't have any drivers installed for the 4350, otherwise it would get stuck and fail to load the desktop. So when the 4350 is in the first slot, I can see the 5870 via device manager, and I even managed to flash the bios back to the original Sapphire one.

I don't really understand how this all happened, but is there anything I can do with it now?
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You are not alone!

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Im not trying to be a bellend here but i would never ever touch zalman,gigabyte or other cheapo cooling solutions as they are notorious for being absolute ****e.

Try looking to see if arctic cooling offer something similar after zalman buy you a new card.
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So is the 5870 shown in device manager as working then?
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So will Zalman actually replace my card for me then?

Well it shows up, but I would necessarily say as working. It shows up as very odd in GPU-Z

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Yup thas defo not right,so you have flashed the bios you say?
Was it working with the new bios before you changed the cooler? or did you flash and change cooler at the same time?

EDIT:

If it was running fine on the new bios prior to changing the cooler then i would be stripping it down now and checking for areas making conact that shouldnt be,double check you have not left out any spacers/washers as if any are left out they could be causing the card to short out or something.
Edited by superj1977 - 6/11/10 at 3:32am
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post #7 of 12
It's not coolers fault if you break your card while installing. I have installed two of those to both of my 5870's and they work even better now. You can try to rma your card..
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post #8 of 12
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Im not 100% sure what you meant for the first bit superj1977, so i'll just explain the whole process since new. Red is where it breaks

Standard Bios - Asus Bios - Zalman Cooler - Standard Cooler - Standard Bios

I don't know how relevant it is, but I read the solution for the Accelero XTREME 5970 killing cards DVI port, and the problem was apparently people tightening the screws on the X plate too tight. So could that be where it went wrong? They are only thumb screws so its probably not easy to do them up too tight
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I was just wondering if there was a small part maybe left out from the installation that would have been making the cooler touch an area it should not be touching.

I would suggest you contact zalman and request help from them as maybe they have dealt with this problem allready and could maybe help you quickly.
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I was just wondering if there was a small part maybe left out from the installation that would have been making the cooler touch an area it should not be touching.

I would suggest you contact zalman and request help from them as maybe they have dealt with this problem allready and could maybe help you quickly.
Thats a good idea, thanks bud
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