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how do i know if my 6800 is dead?

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okay ive been modding my my mailbox case and now i get it like 95% done and i go to turn it on just to double check to see if my stuff stilll works and i get a screen that ive never seen before. it wasnt BSOD,it could've been HEAVY artifacting but i dont know. the screen i saw was when it was booting up i saw grey blocks in the place of the letters, except where it said "Lanparty 250gb" and the logo for it. what is the problem?
    
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over heating GPU? damaged GPU?
try to poke it with a stick
still got warranty?
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i think its damaged but idk . and no i dont think i have the warranty, but can someone help me to find out? its a leadtek winfast 6800 (non-ultra) i bought it back when it was $285+
    
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how did you even post this q then?
onboard video still works?
recheck the guts,,is Anything possibly touching the gpu fan causing it to not
spin? that would cause an overheat issue,,
how about case ventillation? plenty of fans?
is the card properly seated in its slot?
getting plenty of power?
sometimes it's the simple things like that,that get overlooked.
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did you try the card on other computer? updating the bios? other than updating the bios, there isn't much you can do to save a card.

i think it's the simplest way to identify the problem. if it works on another computer then it works. otherwise throw the card away if no more warranty.
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