So my 9800 GX2 died a while back and I decided it was time for a whole new setup anyway and went with new mobo, ram, and a 6970 (don't flame me). I couldn't ever figure out why the card had died or what there was I could do about it. I decided last night to take it apart since I was bored and had time to kill. Took me freakin 30 minutes to get the thing apart (it's not two gpu's on a board, it's two boards sandwiched together... something I'd never encountered before). I took some pictures with the intentions of uploading them on here and asking if anyone could take a look at the high-res versions and see if anything looked "burned up" or broken. I have several tubes of thermal paste so I figured I'd clean it all up, re-thermal paste it, and put it back together to see what happened. Low and behold!! It didn't fire up immediately, it took some coaxing. One of my DVI ports doesn't seem to work (topmost) and the HDMI port doesn't seem to work (used a hdmi->dvi adapter) but the bottom port works and all green/blue leds are on. The two boards looked almost identical except for an extra chip located on one of them near the SLI bridge. I imagine that this is a controller of some sorts for the card. The "clear" glue around it had browned and I imagine this was due to heat. The thermal paste on it was also completely dried out and flaked off in chunks. I haven't been able to run it on a system with drivers and all just yet to see if it's able to detect both gpus or if I'm running a one-legged 9800 GX2 now. Would it work at all if one of the cards in it was dead? The system I put it in to test it was my new rig and I didn't want to install Nvidia drivers over my AMD drivers. CPU-Z didn't like the card at all (didn't try gpu-z) and HWINFO32 showed two gpu's - GPU #0 had the correct 512mb RAM but GPU #1 had something like 4gb of ram showing... weird. I'll upload pics of the internals tonight even though there's really not a whole lot that can be determined by looks alone.