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So I have an X1800XL AIW. The thing worked fine no problems. I decide to add a second fan to my V1-Ultra heat sink. I pull the card, add the fan, put the card back in and I see nasty stuff. My screen has funny blinking yellow characters and wavy lines at startup. Windows still boots ok but I can't see much. I took the fan off tried again and get the same. I tried an X800XL card to make sure it wasn't the motherboard. That card works fine. Try the X1800XL again, still doesn't work. I always assumed that if I damaged a board it wouldn't work at all. This looks more like the cards got a bad connection or something. Is my card gone? What might I have done to cause this problem? Hows that X1900XT looking?
post #2 of 11
You might have damaged the core slightly. Try reseating the heatsink again and make sure you put some thermal grease inbetween the heatsink and the core.
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post #3 of 11
Sounds like when you placed that fan on you managed to damage something namely the GPU die or something else on the PCB. oh and the x1900xt is looking great my friend thats definitaley a card to get.
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That V1-Ultra cooler works great but it's real awkward. It puts a lot of pressure on the processor. I probably crushed something when trying to add another fan.
post #5 of 11
It could be from ESD if you handled it wrong.
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I assumed if I zapped a card it wouldn't work at all. Is that not the case?
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Usually it is, but, that's theory. In my experience theory only actually happens like 75% of the time.
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I assumed if I zapped a card it wouldn't work at all. Is that not the case?
No you can damage part of it and itll still work sorta.
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Yes ESD doesnt always just kill hardware but can render it abit useless or partly damaged.
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Maybe you have the v1 screwed up to tightly .I have come across this on more than one occasion ..try loosening it slightly
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