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How can i fry my video card? Part2

Discussion in 'General Nonsense' started by Koba, Feb 25, 2013.

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  1. Koba New Member

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    I would like to start saying this: Could people please keep their PERSONAL opinion to themselves and only comment if you actually wanna contribute? Thanks! :toast:

    I read, laszlo thread (http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52167) where he is seeking help to fry his card.

    I, like laszlo, wanna be honest about my purpose:

    I wanna RMA the card. The card is a GTX 590 and I have about a year of warranty left. The card is from Zotac and is NOT being manufactured anymore nor sold by the retailer where I got it from.

    The card is extremely loud and consumes a lot of power. By RMA it I will probably get a 680 or perhaps can make a deal with the retailer giving a few extra $$$ to get a better card. Who knows?

    Wether or not I will get a new card or money back is my own problem and I'm willing to take the chance.

    So how can I "destroy" my gfx card? I have really tried a lot of things by now.
    I tried flashing the bios, no luck. I have tried to OC the card, no luck.
    I read about some bad drivers that would 100% kill the GFX card but they seem impossible to find.

    Anyone got a good idea how to kill it so i can RMA it?
  2. natr0n


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    microwave it for 5 seconds
  3. Black Panther

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    The link you posted should have given you plenty of answers. And a hint - that thread is locked and it's in the General Nonsense part of the forum, as this one will be in a couple of minutes..

    We don't condone purposely ruining hardware to RMA on these forums.
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