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hey wonder what you guys reakon.

this card was running fine for bout 3 - 4 months.
then just Stoped.

when i went and had a look at it, tryed to turn it on.
fans started ect.. black screen...

touched the heatsink and it was way to hot to touch.
( like when you touch it, and its that hot it takes you a second to realise its that hot!... might just be me. )

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shaw 860w psu ( <- me thinks it done it )
    
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It's possible it could have been the PSU, but it very well could be heat related as well. See if redoing the TIM on the card, and blowing out any dust can help bring the card back to life.

By the way, which 9800GT do you have specifically?
     
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It's possible it could have been the PSU, but it very well could be heat related as well. See if redoing the TIM on the card, and blowing out any dust can help bring the card back to life.

By the way, which 9800GT do you have specifically?
well the psu still worked arfter it happened.
ive tryed to redo the TIM ect on the card. :/ give it another go 2night if i get a chance.

would baking possiably help if it was a heat related death?
    
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Not to be the nazi, but huge font and bolded, I think kinda

Also what was the system doing when it stopped? Getting your game on, folding, random "I just fired it up this morning" type thing?
nar wasnt doing anything.. did the usal turned off comp the night before.
in the mornning when i turned the power button on it just had a black screen o.O


and Shhhhhh* its ONE LETtER! i just missed it.. get over it
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maybe somebody shot it?









































edit.. seriously is it second hand? overclocked? maybe some metal part made contact and caused malfunction?
Edited by smex - 3/20/11 at 5:06pm
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This happened to my friends 9800GT as well. He had his for a year though, but it was dead.
 
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reconsidering.. yea think baking might help.. GL
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Bake it.. i bet it'll work again.
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alrighty ill give baking it a try.
i remove all the mem heatsinks ect?
    
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