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this thread just turned epic.... did you just bake it with the shroud/fan on?
The plastic connector, which connects to the 6 pin or 8 pin cable, is not part of the shroud/fan.

You should be able to see it in the picture above.
    
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post #23 of 40
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Palit is Russian AFAIK.
Palit is not russian it is a Taiwanese firm. Remember American components, Russian components! All made in Taiwan!!!

http://www.palit.biz/main/about.php?id=1

As for the company getting a bad rap, all gtx460 (except for Gigabyte's version) didn't have the vrm heatsinks as stock. Now there are some versions that come with the vrm heatsinks which help a lot. By simply buying cheap aluminum heatsinks you could have solved your problem from the get go. My Palit has been running 900/4000 since I bought it 6 months ago and haven't had an issue ever.

I actually had a friend who RMA'D a Palit where he bought it from and they gave him a replacement so I don't know where people are coming from saying they have a crappy RMA process. I guess it just depends where you buy it.

Good luck with the RMA dude!
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palit seems to be the new XFX.....

and yet xfx sent me a refrence card when i didnt have one, woohoo
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post #25 of 40
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i hate to say it, but this is why i dont buy from companies like palit. ive heard too many nightmarish stories about there rma process.

to the op, i would still rma it. you paid good money for that card and you deserve a new one. it might take a while but it is worth it.

i had a gigabyte mb burn out on me (p55 usb3 infinite reboot loop) and bought an evga to replace. now i had no intention of ever using that gigabyte board again but i rma'd it anyway.

to simply put it, you paid for your warranty when you bought the card, you might as well take advantage of it. good luck, and i hope they accept your rma.
To be fair, EVGA isn't always easy to deal with either. They won't accept RMAs without original receipt/invoice They like to claim that things break during shipping as well. Dell is an American company that outsources to India and is also a major pain in the a$$ to deal with. I don't buy any other products from Dell anymore because of it.

All these weird companies like Powercolor, Palit, Galaxy, etc seem like products you'd buy at a Chinese flea market. Stick with the known companies like ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, EVGA.
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Ya it didn't completely melt the small white fan connector, it just turned it brown and made it soft. Besides that the card actually looks somewhat cleaner after the baking.
I really dont see how this happened, i went out of my way to cool the mosfets with small heat sinks and gpu temps never went over 44c. Palit is junk

Well guys iam gonna attempt to call them, i just HATE the waiting time on an rma. By the way this is my first RMA. I will add some pictures to when i get home, so you guys can see what i did.

Anyone know what number i should attempt to call?


Here is my OLD THREAD
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/8270...es-do-not.html
When i complained like a utter n00b about the temps and the vrm/mosfet heatsink missing.
How did i know this was going to happen?
Disregard my rig and the dust, i completely have redone now.
That was an oldddddd pic when i just stuck the cards in to try them out, before i water cooled them.
I also practiced some great cable management, water loop has been redone.
Infact its overkill now, my i7 @ 4.2ghz @ 1.4v only gets to 60c max
Edited by finalturismo - 12/20/10 at 6:47am
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post #27 of 40
None of the GTX 460's have VRM heatsinks iirc. You can buy an EVGA VRM heatsink for the 460, although I would check if the VRM location is the same as EVGA's.
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None of the GTX 460's have VRM heatsinks iirc. You can buy an EVGA VRM heatsink for the 460, although I would check if the VRM location is the same as EVGA's.
I already added heat-sinks to the vrms/mosfets along time before hand.
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post #29 of 40
RMA it to the company you baught it from not to palit itself.
Palit seem to be good cards from my past usage but I now stick to eVga, all the companys are as bad as each other for RMA's.

Contact where you baught it from, explain that the card died under normal usage and crashes at high load levels, dont tell them its watercooled or overclocked and you should have a replacement soon.
post #30 of 40
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I have the boxes and everything, but i lost the dang plastic cover for it.....
Anyone have a plastic cover for the video card? The black plastic piece that has the cheap orange fan on it.
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