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As topic states I just found out one of my GTX470's is dead frown.gif
I can't get any video output while the first slot GPU is connected, useful enough EVGA has jumpers that can disable PCI-E slots so I disabled the first slot and connected the output to the second and everything works fine.
Thing is I didn't check the GPU before I switched to the waterblock (feeling so stupid about this frown.gif ) and while I did the first leak test I had a leak right above the first gpu, I have a backplate on it so I doubt it got hardly any water whatsoever and I used a blow dryer to dry the area for 15 mins and another 12 hours of leak testing before I powered it on just to make sure.

As you might know, EVGA voids your warranty once you remove the original heatsink (even though they make their own waterblocks for the cards which is a bit retarded) so I'm trying to figure out what can I possibly do...

Any suggestions? :/
    
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still have the original heatsink?
    
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yup
    
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Clean it, thermal paste, reconnect, good as new, RMA.
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Not really, when you remove the EVGA heatsink you need to take off a screw which is directly under your warranty sticker, you have no chance of leaving this intact therefor they can know immediately that it's been tampered.
    
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Not really, when you remove the EVGA heatsink you need to take off a screw which is directly under your warranty sticker, you have no chance of leaving this intact therefor they can know immediately that it's been tampered.

In that case, make a funeral, say good things about the card, wipe your tears and get another.
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Thinking of baking it to be honest, although I doubt a new card would suffer from solder imperfections right? :/
    
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I'm pretty sure that EVGA doesn't care if you remove the heatsink as long as you put the stock heatsink back on when you RMA. Although the water damage might of voided your warranty anyways.
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its fine, thats happened a few times at work, heatsink back on and clear it up, if it was a small amount of water should be okay, EVGA will be able to tell whether it was faulty before and not the water doign it.
     
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i would put the heatsink back on and try to RMA it, worst they can say is no..
    
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