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Gtx 780 Pop and smoke then burnt smell

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
November 25, 2013 4:28:47 PM

Well My two week old evga gtx 780 sc acx was working fine playing games with no issues, I had overclocked it alittle and bumped up the fan speed on it. turned the computer on and walked away I come back and the computer was off. So i turned it back on and it posted and then the graphics card popped and blew alittle fire and I shut the computer down Instantly

I know the car is done I've already started the rma but I'm curious if the card could have just failed or if the power supply overvolted it?

I put in a spare card I had laying around a gtx 470, and the computer booted just fine. But it only uses two 6 pin power adapters not a 6 and 8 Its got me kind of concerned.

My setup is a
i7 950@3.8 on a EVGA FTW3
6gigs 1600mhz
240 samsung evo ssd
2x7200 250gb hdds in raid 0
corsair hx1050 thats maybe a year old.

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November 25, 2013 4:50:21 PM

I would start taking components out of the case and examine them carefully for damage.

You can take each component and give it the sniff test.
November 25, 2013 4:57:27 PM

sniff test.

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November 25, 2013 4:58:51 PM

why would someone oc gtx 780 for what reason lol
November 25, 2013 5:00:25 PM

Well that's besides the point.