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any Idea what might have killed my 2900 xt

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not sure what happened took off the Thermalright and put on the stock cooler to try and sell the card looking more factory like and now when the card tries to run 3d games etc it locks up artifacting, so I put back the Thermalright with no better results. I think I damaged the card somehow removing the Thermalright ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! or maybe the stock cooler was not on correctly. not sure what to do now card works fine in 2d and i've reinstalled the drivers twice. Anyone got an idea
 

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double check the ramsinks are having good contact. Is it still OC or did you try back at stock settings?
 
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na it's dead I think the heatsink was slightly off and killed something
 

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could you rma it? because that is a really big shame if you cant repair it yourself
 
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could you rma it? because that is a really big shame if you cant repair it yourself
why should he RMA? it broke because of something HE did not from manufacturer defect.
 

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why should he RMA? it broke because of something HE did not from manufacturer defect.
i however wouldnt listen to this and put it as stock and rma it if you can or send it back,chances are you will get a replacement !
 

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I would feel bad about RMAing something that I know that I single handily killed.

Sorry about your card TRT/ Can you hook up a 2ed display and watch your temps while you do a 3dmark run?


Mine survived a melt down.......
 

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I would feel bad about RMAing something that I know that I single handily killed.

Sorry about your card TRT/ Can you hook up a 2ed display and watch your temps while you do a 3dmark run?


Mine survived a melt down.......
Gpu's are tough, it supprises me thats its having that problem. Maybe give it a rest for a day and then try it again. I have seen "dead" cards come back to "Life" after a rest before.

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I would feel bad too, but then I'd remember that the cold, heartless company that made the card has millions and millions stock piled somewhere, and that they can easily afford to send me a new one.
I think if you destroy it through negligence, you shouldn't really RMA. You should really have been more careful.
But if you took all the care in the world, and, even though you did a modification like changing heatsink, you at the very least deserve to find out what died/why it died, and get a replacement. Like I said above, cold heartless companies. They steal from you anyhow.
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But if I told them what I did and they said send it anyways. Well that's a totally different story.
 

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any Idea what might have killed my 2900 xt

It could be that the heatsink wasn't on correctly. I banking on syphyllis.
 
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oem so no rma here.
 
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sorry to hear that, but have you looked over the card see if you can see anything damaged ?

and you put in both pci-e power plugs ?
 

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Heatsink swapping and crack a "poor" PCB and/or improperly soldered components fracture. This happened to me with 2x Sapphire 9800's. Never bought Sapphire again.
 
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you have to go to the manufacturer for rma. newegg probably wont be able to do the rma for you.
 
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you have to go to the manufacturer for rma. newegg probably wont be able to do the rma for you.
I cannot even get this part number to enter in ati system oh well
 

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did you try using the card with the hr 03 back on?
 

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if anyones interested...

i've got a brand new 2900xt 512mb. still sealed in the plastic wrap. let me know if your interested.
 
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could be a corrupt bios, you might've somehow corrupted it when you took the card out, etc. have you tried reflashing?
 
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thats an idea but i did it when i changed heatsinks.
 
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