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My first video card I installed in my loop was a Sapphire 5870 1GB. All of a sudden my mobo shorted out and took that along with it. That was all it took apparently. I replaced the mobo and then got another 5870. An XFX 5870 1GB I bought off of here from another member. I installed my EK water block, and installed the card, and nothing. My mobo gave 1 long beep and 3 short beeps. I tried an older video card and it worked without a hitch. What could be causing my 5870s to not work properly? Just duds or what? I'm ready to toss my sig rig out the window. This thing is starting to become a money pit!
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Are you installing the waterblock standoffs? It's step 3 item 2 found here.
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Yes, I did. I have a Sapphire 5870 1GB, that was shorted out by my mobo. I just got through baking it. 10 minutes @ 300 degrees. I put the stock cooler back on. I do not have a rig right now to test it on though. Anyone think by me baking the Sapphire card it will work now?
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