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I've got 2x GTX480...
On the day that I installed, a capacitor on GPU 2 had got loosen but still sticking on the board. I just ignore it & now it's been over 1 year already.

Today it can't hold on already & I've got problems starting up. Gone to safe mode & remove all OC progammes then reload the driver. Disable SLi & now my PC is working back already.

With SLi I can't even log into StarCraft II, it'll shut down my PC.
The one that can only shows is C&C 3. See pix. That green one blinks...

How to shut down PCIE slot 2(VGA 2)? Just leave it is okay?
I'm on water cooling & the whole of my TJ 07 is filled up. Pulling it out would takes about 2-3 days I guess... Need to be really free to do it...

I suspect it's the capacitor. Is there anything else that would give way to the problem?
Pls see the 2 monitors. Green is SLi enable, the other had been disable. Temps is low...

See pix: http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/29107/title/lonewolf-reborn-4/cat/500
Edited by LoneWolf - 3/31/11 at 4:22am
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post #2 of 9
Resolder the capacitor?

And I want to play Starcraft III :[
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Your bios might have the option to selectively disable slots or there may be physical switches (consult your manual).

I would take the time to disassemble it and take it out.
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post #4 of 9
thats a through hole cap,resolder it
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I'm sure to pull it out & sending it in for a warranty claim. Temporary I'll shut off the PCIE slot 1st & finds me a few days to do it. FIY that rig needs about 2 weeks to build ><"

Charged then I'll just have to pay : ( Anyway it's almost the same as I go buy all the tools for it, been searching for the capacitor... 1 year & it's mission impossible.

Anyway to make sure if it's the 2nd VGA? What I tested should be good enough to tell correct? Just wanna confirm it...
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pulling it apart should take max 1 day. on a RP3X that are switches on the right near the 24pin power that turn of the pci-e slots.
     
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Best way to test it is to turn off SLI then plug one monitor into each card, fire up something like OCCT or Furmark and move the window to the monitor that corresponds to each card and see which one fails.
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Originally Posted by LoneWolf;12943540 
How to shut down PCIE slot 2(VGA 2)? Just leave it is okay?
I'm on water cooling & the whole of my TJ 07 is filled up. Pulling it out would takes about 2-3 days I guess... Need to be really free to do it...

I see that you have the R3E, which has the PCIE switches exactly for this problem.
You can just switch off the PCIE from the motherboard switch (next to the reset button / 24-pin power connector), and play with just one card until you have time to remove and repair it.
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Originally Posted by Defoler;12948955 
I see that you have the R3E, which has the PCIE switches exactly for this problem.
You can just switch off the PCIE from the motherboard switch (next to the reset button / 24-pin power connector), and play with just one card until you have time to remove and repair it.

Thanks for the tips. Don't realized that Asus already think of this & prepared for my matter. R3E troubleshoots & great for OC. It's awesome!!!

Plug the cable individual card & play with switch. Confirmed the problem...
Temp using 1 card 1st...
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