Originally Posted by ZixacunX
So i already rmaed one gtx 570, and today the 'new' one came. I say 'new' because it came dirty and used. So i plugged it in and try to stress a bit using oc-scanner. Temps were alright. Then suddenly my computer shut off. Then after that my computer my boot up any more. When i unplug the card the pc boots up. Can it be that my 6pins are faulty and my power supply went bad? or I got yet ANOTHER broken card?
Dude this same thing happened to me. One fried and they sent me a second one, which promptly killed itself with a light overclock. It was an MSI card so I called them up and spoke to an RMA rep and complained, explained the problem I had with the current GTX 570 cards and the faulty VRM phase design. and explained to him that I did not feel safe having this card in my system, as both times when they died there was a smell of melting components. They requested that I test the power supply, which I had been with an overclocked 4850. I suggested to the rep that I would gladly pay to upgrade the card to a 580 or even accept a 480 as a replacement, but he advised me that either of those options would not be doable as they had no "stepup" program, and the 480 were no longer being stocked. I then requested that if possible could they upgrade me to a 580 to retain my business in the future, and the rep agreed to make an annotation on the RMA request.
Request went through and behold, a new 580 came in the mail. It's worth a shot if this is the second time it's happened.