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How do you know when your old vid card gave up the ghost?

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hi guys and gals,
I have a 9800gt that I found in a drawer when I was cleaning out my desk....
I originaly pulled it from my system because I was getting failure to post problems.
Upon closer inspection the original cooling unit fan had froze and burned out.
( i ran the card for close to 2 years non-stop, gaming and downloading crap )
I would like to know how to tell if the card is completely dead so I can determine whether or not to use it as a phys x card till I can upgrade my system to sli.
Any input would be greatly appreciated
Edited by HardheadedMurphy - 4/2/11 at 1:11pm
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if in doubt bake the card!
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Hi HardheadedMurphy. It may also be a good idea for you to contact the manufacturer. They may be able to provide a spare fan for you if you are able to fit it yourself. It's a last resort, but worth a try maybe? Once the new fan is connected, you can test it.

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It should still be able to post even without a rotating fan.

No post, no go.
You could try baking it but if it was damaged by overheating your luck will be extremely limited.
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