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Well one of my gtx 460s just hit the dust.
Not totally but may has well.....


Had the card almost the day the gtx 460 2gb came out...
As you know, there was no cooling on the MOSFETS (thanks palit)

Well i was playing starcraft and all of the sudden my computer frozzZzzzz.
Num lock light on keyboard wouldnt respond either... so i knew it was hardware related. I didnt think much of it and just restarted, started to play another game and bam! same thing frezz....

Reduced clocks to 700mhz and same thing frezzzz
yay!!!! XD

So now i disabled sli, and fur marked each card by them selfs...
It was my 2nd card in pcie slot #2

She cant take any heavy load now without frezzing....
Cleaned it off with distilled water and baked it in the over for about 5 minuites.... let it cool and..........
SAME THING
frown.gif

So anything else i could try before i toss it in the trash?
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5 mins? you're sposed to do it for like 10 mins @ 350F.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by finalturismo;11707054 
Well one of my gtx 460s just hit the dust.
Not totally but may has well.....


Had the card almost the day the gtx 460 2gb came out...
As you know, there was no cooling on the MOSFETS

Well i was playing starcraft and all of the sudden my computer frozzZzzzz.
Num lock light on keyboard wouldnt respond either... so i knew it was hardware related. I didnt think much of it and just restarted, started to play another game and bam! same thing frezz....

Reduced clocks to 700mhz and same thing frezzzz
yay!!!! XD

So now i disabled sli, and fur marked each card by them selfs...
It was my 2nd card in pcie slot #2

She cant take any heavy load now without frezzing....
Cleaned it off with distilled water and baked it in the over for about 5 minuites.... let it cool and..........
SAME THING
frown.gif

So anything else i could try before i toss it in the trash?

Does it only crash under high loads?
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no warranty?
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Thought palit had a good rma process?
    
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I heard the Palit RMA process involves yelling and whining to someone who doesn't understand half of what you're saying.
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^ haha


I have nothing to offer but that had me laughing.
    
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Palit is based out of Japan or something.
Not sure but I think you have to RMA straight to them.. Shipping/wait times would be a nightmare.
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Originally Posted by Capwn;11707179 
Palit is based out of Japan or something.
Not sure but I think you have to RMA straight to them.. Shipping/wait times would be a nightmare.

Palit is Russian AFAIK.
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Well i would at least try to RMA it. But i lost the plastic piece with the fan that goes on the top of the heat sink...
Remember they were water cooled..

Still think an RMA is possible?
Also i never ran the card over 850mhz for long periods of time or clocked the memory too high.... i wasn't even fur-marking when one of them decided to die on me. I also put some small heat sinks on the mosfets because i wasn't comfortable knowing i had one of the models that was missing the heat sinks in that area... You can look up my past threads when all i did was ***** ridiculously that the 2gb models didn't have the mosfet heat sinks. I blame that XD

baking them @ 350 for 10 minutes wont melt the pci-e connectors?

Also GPU cooling isn't an issue, they never go past 44C

Yes the card freezes only at heavy loads.
It might as well be an 8400gs now..
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