I recently acquired an unidentifiable blower 2080 Ti. Here is what it looks like. And a few more.
The format of the part/configuration numbers leads me to believe that it is a Dell, perhaps off an Alienware? At the same time, the cooling shroud looks very similar to the MSI RTX 2080 Ti Seahawk X
, but without the logos or water cooling. I can't find a single picture of this thing anywhere. I also cannot find a single instance of an unpainted 2080 Ti PCB. This thing is weird
Now for the real reason I made this post...
I disassembled it to install an EVGA HYBRID Kit
and I found a wonderful quirk. Here is the PCB without cooling solution.
If you take a closer look, you'll find that there is a missing header. Here's what it should look like.
14-pin header is used by the EVGA HYBRID Kit to control fans/RGB.
I have three questions about this:
- Why is it missing? What is the point?
- What are the chances that I can find a replacement header (or something equivalent)? How hard it would it be to solder in the replacement header, or to solder the wires directly in? For science, of course.
- Should I expect the header pins to function if I connect to them via a solution to #2? (Is it likely that I need to flash another card's BIOS to re-enable it, or something like that?)
I'm not experienced with electronics, but I have friends who are. Looking for advice on how I might proceed. Thank you!
EDIT: Despite what the HYBRID Kit installation instructions say, this is definitely a 14-pin header, not 19-pin.