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i think i broke my 470

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so here is my sad story. one day i was playing bad company 2 like i always do. on my fully watercooled computer i built from the ground up. i have 2 gtx 470s in sli and everything was running nice. next thing i know i start seeing funny things on my screen. i looked in my case and saw a nice trickle of coolant across my first gtx 470! so i powered the system down. after taking the graphics card out and removing the water block and thoroughly cleaning the "non conductive" coolant out of the card, i put it all back together. it still works. sort of. it makes a high pitched ringing sound that sometimes goes away. it runs everything fine with the exception of occasionally crashing and the graphics drivers not responding. but it almost always comes back. i realize that this card is damaged. but i think if i switch it from slot the first slot in my mobo to the second. (so its not the primary card in the sli configuration) maybe the issues will go away. thoughts?
post #2 of 8
most likely you burned a resistor/transistor
and increased the stress on the other resistors/transistors
which makes crashes
and will most likely burn other resistor/transistor which makes a full dead card..
btw distilled water it the best and best non conductive coolant..
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You could try making it the secondary card. It does sometimes help. However it's just best to RMA it.
    
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sadly i bought the card when it came out. cant return it. so im stuck with it. i dont have the money to replace it at the moment. ill try switching to the second slot. and also it only seems to crash once per boot. after it crashes and recovers. its fine. the ringing is gone. and it works great untill i restart it again.
post #5 of 8
whats the warranty lifetime of your product? O_o
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Um... the weakest warranty I've seen was two years and that means there's still at minimum one year remaining. o_O RMA it. You only need to pay shipping to send it off.
     
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post #7 of 8
or u can try this ... get a big bag and use rice to soke up water (this time and next.) it will pull any water out of card. Rma then.
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post #8 of 8
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i was reading somewhere on evga that because i removed the stock heat sink and damaged the card that i could not rma it. correct me if im wrong.
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