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So is it safe to test it without a cooler? I won't be plugging in a monitor, and the card will only be on for a half a second. Is it safe? Will the card get like REALLY hot? I'm just plugging in my GPU fan, turning my PC on, when I see the GPU fan spin, I turn it off. Simple as that. Is it safe?
    
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half a second yes.
    
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half a second yes but how would that test it if there is no monitor?
Is it safe to try it with a monitor?
    
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no not safe those gpus and vrms heat up in seconds and it takes 3-4 to get a post usualy if you dont plug in a monitor you wont know if it works or not.
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No, don't do it!
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No, don't do it!
I have VRM heatsinks installed perfectly if that helps.
    
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i wouldnt bother plugging the monitor in because when you turn the computer on the first thing it does it spool up the gpu fan but it takes a few seconds for the screen to display anything and i wouldnt keep it on for that long.
    
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You'll be fine for less than 10 secs i'd say.
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i wouldnt bother plugging the monitor in because when you turn the computer on the first thing it does it spool up the gpu fan but it takes a few seconds for the screen to display anything and i wouldnt keep it on for that long.
So it would be safe to just see the GPU fan turn on then unplug?
    
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i wouldnt bother plugging the monitor in because when you turn the computer on the first thing it does it spool up the gpu fan but it takes a few seconds for the screen to display anything and i wouldnt keep it on for that long.
That wont tell you if the gpu works or not because the fans spin up if the gpu is dead or not the only thing is normaly if they work they spin real fast then slow down but that takes a few seconds to happen.
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