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Windows 7: My vid card exploded'd!! :'(

05 Sep 2009   #1
Espair

Windows 7, RTM x64
 
 
My vid card exploded'd!! :'(

It was a GeForce 8600GT may it RIP as it was a very nice card.

Anyways, when i took it out to see what was wrong, I noticed 3 of the bigger capacitors were burst. The tops were open and brown stuff was slightly commin out of one. Never a good sign : / Its strange though, the past like month or so, I noticed a LOUD popping noise, NO idea where it was commin from like a loud ballon pop. I've heard three total pops and I can guess it was these things bursting after all.

So my question to you is, why would this happen? Was it age goin on like 2 maybe 3 years? Maybe a PSU issue? Driver issue?

When i buy my new card I dont want this same thing happening, also, i like to know why things happen out of curiosity. If anyone has an idea please share :)

Lastly my new card is going to be a radeon 4870 or 50, single. To go with the new monitor I just bought before this happened.


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05 Sep 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ati sux

nvidia blows
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05 Sep 2009   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Excess heat, over-clocking, old age !
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05 Sep 2009   #4
Steve123MC

Windows 7
 
 

If i were to guess, It would seem like your brand of the 8600GT had been using inferior components.
Can you supply more details about your video card?
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05 Sep 2009   #5
Espair

Windows 7, RTM x64
 
 

Sure, foremost, the brand in question was XFX, PCI express, 256 MB of DDR3 RAM. I hadnt OCed it at all. I still have the box and it says 540MHz (card says on it too, these specs).
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05 Sep 2009   #6
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Excess heat, over-clocking, old age !
I second that entirely. + old type cheap ass capacitors.

You could replace them with new capacitors, and the card will work again.
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05 Sep 2009   #7
Espair

Windows 7, RTM x64
 
 

I dont have a soldering iron for that but my friend does!! When he comes back from up north maybe that can be something we attempt.
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05 Sep 2009   #8
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
I second that entirely. + old type cheap ass capacitors.

You could replace them with new capacitors, and the card will work again.
How about my Flux Capacitors


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05 Sep 2009   #9
Steve123MC

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Espair View Post
Sure, foremost, the brand in question was XFX, PCI express, 256 MB of DDR3 RAM. I hadnt OCed it at all. I still have the box and it says 540MHz (card says on it too, these specs).
I don't suppose you registered on the XFX website within the 30 days of purchase to receive the lifetime warranty did you?
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05 Sep 2009   #10
Steve123MC

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
How about my Flux Capacitors
Sounds expensive, How much?
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