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Did i fry My video card?

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March 17, 2011 1:37:21 AM

Hello i recently put a shaman on my gtx 460 and put some more voltage to it in increments and moved up the core clock. I had it going up into the 860s and i was testing with evga oc scanner for 3 minute intervals. then it restarted on its own and now it will not boot up. did i fry my video card?

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a b Î Nvidia
a c 172 U Graphics card
March 17, 2011 1:40:21 AM
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What voltage did you feel the card? Did you cool the power vrm phases? If they are not cool they are almost certain to fail.
March 17, 2011 8:50:17 AM

i gave the card 1.05 volts, the ram sinks have little heatsinks on them that i put on with the shaman kit
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a b Î Nvidia
a c 172 U Graphics card
March 17, 2011 12:34:45 PM

But did the power vrm get to overheat?
March 17, 2011 5:42:25 PM

how would i exactly know if they got to overheat?
a b Î Nvidia
a c 172 U Graphics card
March 17, 2011 8:17:26 PM

Burn marks but you may as well rma the card as it no longer posts.
a b Î Nvidia
a c 125 U Graphics card
March 17, 2011 8:25:22 PM

If you set it to overclock to that setting at startup you might be in trouble.

Also, yeah, you gotta watch VRM and VRAM temps in GPUz if you're doing that as it will show more than just core temps.
March 17, 2011 8:37:49 PM

Try Clearing CMOS to reset everything.

Turn off your computer, unplug power supply and chords, and find the jumper for CMOS. Touch the case to discharge static, then move the jumper to clear position (usually pins 2-3) for 15 seconds, then set back to normal.

IF you set it to boot on those clock settings, this should get you to BIOS where you can change that back.
March 17, 2011 8:40:52 PM

Almost forgot.. If you either have an onboard GPU or another card:

Remove the card from your computer and start it up without the GPU in it. Then uninstall GPUz and the GPU's drivers, shut down, and put your card back in.

IF you did NOT burn the card, this should be another method to allow it to start up normally, essentially resetting the card's clock speeds.
March 18, 2011 1:36:01 AM

well since i am not under warranty i might upgrade to a 570 is there any good vrm cooling for that card? i will try your suggestions to see if my card has a chance or if its burned up. thanks for all the advice
a b Î Nvidia
a c 172 U Graphics card
March 18, 2011 1:38:33 AM

Can you upload a few pics of the card please so that I can try to inspect it here online so that I can suggest possible solutions to this problem.
March 18, 2011 3:00:48 AM

nforce i really do appreciate it but i do not have a camera ill have to see if i can borrow a neighbors or something thanks again
March 29, 2011 10:11:05 PM

Best answer selected by jrw363.
March 29, 2011 11:15:00 PM

have you tried resetting the cmos? I've had the same problem OC'ing graphics cards past thier "limit" in the past. Clearing cmos worked for me.
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