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Bought a Graphics Card from Local ThriftStore Is it Fried?

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January 30, 2013 2:45:59 AM

I Bought what looked to be a Gigabyte Gt 610 1Gb DDR3 Silent GPU. But with a bit of Google Magic the card inside didn't look the same as the one that i found on google. Instead i tried to do my own way of researching with the Google Images and came up with the Conclusion after stumbling upon a picture of the Same Card as what i currently believe is a Nvidia GeForce 9600Gt (512mb) Maybe..i think. Now main question is is there anyway to find out IF the card is fried or still Fresh and New?. Please I need some Suggestions Quickly! i wanna Replace my Asus En210 512mb GPU.
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January 30, 2013 3:15:00 AM

hook it up thats the only way to know for sure
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January 31, 2013 12:32:00 AM

I've Connected all of the Plugs; powered the computer on now what i see is not really annoying to me but there are green kind of invisible lines through the screen which wasn't showing before with my old card..
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January 31, 2013 1:51:51 AM

how do you see invisible lines?
no really I doubt any care was taken to protect the card from say like static discharge if it was pulled from a system most people working at thrift stores have no clue I know cause I volunteer at one every now and then they call me when they get stuff like that plus people use it for their dumping ground so they dont have to pay dump fees.
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January 31, 2013 9:35:41 PM

The lines aren't as visible when there are a lot of colors but when the screen is all black it's very noticeable. and yeah the card was not in an anti-static bag just cardboard and a plastic bubble for protection against drops. now when i switched the Dvi Male to Vga Female cord from Port 2 to Port 1 Dvi i Lost the Picture on my Monitor could there be something else wrong?
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February 1, 2013 12:00:40 AM

Oh god, never buy ANYTHING computer-related at a thrift store. It'll most likely be damaged and also have no accessories like a DVI to VGA cable.
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February 1, 2013 12:26:48 AM

Yeah, sometimes its a major con but on the other hand could be used for spare parts. Cables are cheap now anyways.
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