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January 6, 2014 6:05:08 AM

I have an old pny 8800 gt in my desktop, My Girlfriend has a similar card that recently failed on her. I also have an even older evga 7600 gt. Last night I switched out video cards to see if the 7600 gt still worked (got it from a friend a while ago and it had yet to be tested). When I confirmed that it worked, I put my 8800 gt back in and went to sleep. This morning, I turned on my pc as I was getting up. When I came back to check on it I noticed the screen was black and also noticed that my 4 pin connector to the mobo was not connected, I immediately shut the system off and plugged the connector back in. Ever since this happened, the 8800 gt displays nothing but artifacts. Did I just turn my Graphics card into scrap?

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a c 1415 U Graphics card
January 6, 2014 6:08:54 AM

Sounds like it just failed not necessarily the connectors fault .
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a c 207 U Graphics card
January 6, 2014 6:10:54 AM

i would clear your cmos and reseat the gpu to rule out a seating issue. if the pci slot was under powered the card would not have posted. the only time you see gpu go bad when there fan fails on them or there zapped from a static charge. a lot of time if there issues it can be dirt in the pci slot of the video card or card fingers are dirty.
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January 6, 2014 7:24:17 AM



smorizio said:
i would clear your cmos and reseat the gpu to rule out a seating issue. if the pci slot was under powered the card would not have posted. the only time you see gpu go bad when there fan fails on them or there zapped from a static charge. a lot of time if there issues it can be dirt in the pci slot of the video card or card fingers are dirty.


Tried resetting CMOS and reseating the GPU and still ran into the same problem. Tried wiping the fingers off to no avail. I just put the 7600gt back in and it's displaying clearly.
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a c 1415 U Graphics card
January 6, 2014 7:26:22 AM

Yep card failed.
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January 6, 2014 7:46:31 AM

rolli59 said:
Yep card failed.

Do you think I should try baking it? (I plan on upgrading in a month)

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a c 1415 U Graphics card
January 6, 2014 7:49:30 AM

It is worth a try since handling it may have cracked some soldering which that line of cards was known for. For nothing else fun experiment and it would be nice to know if it works after.
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January 6, 2014 7:52:46 AM

rolli59 said:
It is worth a try since handling it may have cracked some soldering which that line of cards was known for. For nothing else fun experiment and it would be nice to know if it works after.


I'll be back in a little while with the results
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January 6, 2014 9:22:07 AM

rolli59 said:
It is worth a try since handling it may have cracked some soldering which that line of cards was known for. For nothing else fun experiment and it would be nice to know if it works after.


Alas, it did not, though the pattern of Artifacts are vastly superior than they were before.
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