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So i've got an Old XFX 8600GT and for some weird reason it's just stopped working. and i mean really weird.
There seems to be no physical damage to the card the chip is completely intact and as are all the capacitors and connectors etc, the card looks immaculate. When inserted into a PCIE slot the card powers up as usual and the core does get some heat through it.. but there is absolutely no response by the monitor.

Could anyone pinpoint a reason as to why this card is just so screwed up?

*the monitor and cables work fine...*
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post #2 of 10
I assume this card was not being used for quite some time. How did you store it? Anti-static bag? or like myself on a shelf in the open air?
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Could be something else wrong like RAM chips not slotted properly. Did you try running another video card first?
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The system i tested the card on is the one i'm on now, so i imagine it's working fine

It has been stored in an anti-static bag for quite some time, around 8 months since it was last used.. would time really degrade some of the components?
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Quote:
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It has been stored in an anti-static bag for quite some time, around 8 months since it was last used.. would time really degrade some of the components?
No. Assuming someone never dropped it then got step on secretly by accident and they didnt tell you
    
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I had that happen to a Gigabyte 6500 as well.

It's dead.
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Could try cleaning off the PCI-E gold connectors with alcohol. Worth a shot... or the baking method which seems to work well. Google it if you haven't heard about it.
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No. Assuming someone never dropped it then got step on secretly by accident and they didnt tell you
That would then present in physical damage on the card, would it not?

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Could try cleaning off the PCI-E gold connectors with alcohol. Worth a shot... or the baking method which seems to work well. Google it if you haven't heard about it.
That actually doesn't seem like a bad idea, they look pretty damn gritty upon close inspection... will try this
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So even after cleaning the connectors with alcohol, and dusting it real well.. adding new thermal paste etc i'm getting no response from the system when the card is inserted, it's a real bummer.. guess i'll have to sell it to some nobody who won't even know how to mount it in their AGP slot XD
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