Originally Posted by EvilJoe
Rats... How does that RMA work- do I have to prove somehow that the PSU and/or video card was faulty or can I just claim that it was a bad component and get the refund?
I mean, for all I know maybe I did a bad job of putting on the thermal paste on the mobo
which caused a short or some stupid thing like that.
Edit: I put the build in the original post now... basically a lot like the rig in my sig, except with 8800gts, quad core instead of dual core, and better powersupply. (in theory
Since when do you put thermal paste on the motherboard?
Do you mean processor? Even with no thermal paste it shouldn't fry instantly.. it'd just run hot.
RMA is not a refund (usually), they are just gonna replace it with a new part.. and no you don't really need to prove anything at all. I've RMAed parts that were working fine and still got a replacement. haha.
I just hope that your PSU didn't fry other parts in the computer.. but it really seems like the PSU overvolted the 12v rail and fried your video card. So I would RMA both those parts personally..