Originally Posted by overclocking101
take some needle nose pliers and twist the stand offs (6 sided screws) if they spin freely you may have to heat the cooler to loosen the hardned thermal paste. DO not FORCE it off!!!!! ati cards are direct die meaning if you force it it will take the gpu with it KILLING the card
I used the card with BF BC 2 (game), it got warm, and the fan came of with a (very-)little resistance in twist motion. After disconnecting the onboard (on videocard) cooler-wire plug, it put it back in.
'DOS' came up but then: signal blink digital/analog meaning no monitor signal. Offcourse the monitorcable was plugged in the videocard, dvi port.
BUT with no cooling fan/ribs on it. Does it sence that or so? Also in pc case, i have seen a red little led on the videocard, never seen before lit up. On the bottom, but above when in case and when cooler is pointing down position.
I guess the 'ditch' aside the chip is the coolant ridge? it is about the 'wall' of coolingpaste paste on the cooler itself, square wide wise.
Or is it a chip crack?
This is all new for me, so pls. how to continue...?