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Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by Gas2100, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. yogurt_21

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    if you can post a better pic it would be easier to tell but if there is corrosion on the card try to get a refund and send it back. there's another gtx480 in the for sale thread right now for 240$.

    but I'd still swapout the psu you're posting that it was run under full stress doesn't help your argument. it augments ours that there is likely a problem with it. There just may be one with the card as well.
     
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    Yeah, I'll +1 this.

    The more info you give us, the more we can help you.
     
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    A psu degrades the more, and more you put full load onto the system.. The longer the PSU is at FULL load, the worse off the psu is for long jevity. Cap aging is going to happen even faster then it would when you put it to 60% load at the most..

    Even if the psu is silver/gold.. It's going to die faster the longer or higher the constant load is.
     
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    You can put a PSU like this one at full load for a full day it won't make much of a difference in lngetivity. Cap aging happens in a matter of years, not days
     
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    this was a matter of 3 hours.
     
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    lol.. I think I should of went GPU instead.. Your right on the factor. Not even over watting the PSU would degrade it enough to crap out..
     
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    Sounds like you have the same photographic skills as I do! Rock on. :D

    I only ever get a clear picture when I use the flash, as my hands shake too much.

    Here's an idea. Put the camera and the card on the table and get the area you want into view and set the lighting. You may have to prop the card up with something; it doesn't have to look pretty. Then press the button slowly and carefully on the camera. Hopefully the camera won't move and you'll have a sharp picture.

    EDIT: Gently and steadily, hold the camera with the other hand, to stop it skidding off.
     
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  9. Gas2100

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    my hands only shake when holding a camara. i hate it, rofl
     
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    Another good way, is when you get ready to take the picture.. Breath in and hold it till the picture is taken. Makes your brain think about something else then taking the picture right..
     
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    Ditto. I made it sound like I have the shakes, like Parkinsons, but I don't, thankfully, lol.
     
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    I'm just being funny, but you have worse photography skills than a 4 year old, and I am serious lol
     
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    man, my 4 year old nephew look pro compared to me, ima go try your way thi qubit
     
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    i figured out how to use the focus and omfg..this camara that ive never used that i own is awesome!! only payed 20 quid for it off a friend. deal. had to resize pic tho so its lost some quality

    pic:

    [​IMG]
     
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    WOW you went from 4 year old to 15~20 year old.... great work ;) idk what it is though sry
     
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    rofl, the table did most the work
     
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    i'm no expert, but that doesn't look like rust on those solder points....
     
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    doesnt to me either...kinda like corrosion
     
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    Any chance that could be just flux from the solder ?. Flux some times is combined within the solder so you do not have to add it separately which often goes like that if any was left on or is in the solder when it heats up it surface's though the solder as the lead gets to a melting point.

    I think it's a possible faulty PSU maybe give XFX a buzz and see what they think and in mean time uninstall video drivers and game and reinstall drivers and game and see if there is a issue still.

    EDIT: noticed more on HiFi gear were the transformer is and aslong as there is enough tin in the solder there is no issue and thats another reason you should not move electronics while hot as the lead if hot enough can jump which makes a short.
     
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    i have a gtx480 this im starting to get the same thing like this morning my comp shutoff and restart and shutoff and restart and then i turned it off myself and when i try to turn it back on it kept shuting it self off like 3 times and it didnt start doing it until i started using the latest driver and im using a corsair 750tx an evga gtx480 lol im sharing my whats going on with me lol
     
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    just gotta wait on som1 in the know to post :(
     
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    At last, a decent picture! :toast: And it really is good now. The table really helps, huh? :cool:

    It looks like it could be either flux, or dry joints. It's still kinda hard to tell from a photo. If I was looking at this in person, I would shine an LED torch on it, as it has a very harsh and revealing light and move the card around until I saw it from all the best angles.

    If you're handy with a soldering iron, then I'd recommend touching up those joints with some fresh solder. Or perhaps get a friend to do it.

    I'm right in saying that these are the joints for the power connectors?

    Tell me, on any of the connectors, do you see a thin ring around the centre stud? It can be really faint and hard to see. The ring is a cracking all around the joint and is a 100% telltale of a dry joint. Shine that revealing light on it if you can. Sounds religious, dunnit?! :laugh:

    BTW If you can't do the resolder and it works normally after that, then you should still try and get that double verify that I described earlier, otherwise you'll never know for sure which component is faulty.
     
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    they are the power connectors yes, no cracks round them at all, just that crap..the table helped and so did me figuring out the focus :p

    i can send you the original mahoosive pic if you want lol
     
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    No cracks, ok.

    No need to actually send the mahoosive pic. Just upload it to www.techpowerup.org and put the link on here for all of us to see.

    Please use the ordinary link, not the image link, or the page will take an age to download for everyone.
     
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