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Little story (upgrading gpu)

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My 1080 ti died during cleaning, not sure what happened and if it is possible to relive it.
Got a 2080 Super FE. Must be the most beautiful card in the world. For 750 €. But performance gain was poor.

Then a "Very good as new" Amazon sale appeared. it was a MSI 2080 TI Duke. Great reviews etc. for "just" 1050 €.
It arrived and after 1-2 checkings I concluded it was a fraud sale, it was an old 2080 Duke (none TI): same looks, but propper serial number stickers were missing and GPU-Z signaled it as a 2018 and no more.
Returned it same day.

Was fighting with myself between going back to Super and call it a day or add some money and be happy for months/years to come.

Then a nicely discounted MSI 2080 TI Trio X appeared for same price as 2080 TI FE. (200 € discount). It gets great reviews here and there.

It arrived today. And yes it is a great card (performance and size wise....it fits my case by 0,5 cm)

Be careful buying stuff! :mad::cool:
 
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You were cleaning 1080 with canned air? Maybe water condensed on the surface?
 
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@Chomiq Touched by water but was standard EK coolant, then 1 week drying (also pressurized air)... Mounted all parts, not over tightening, afaik... and dead.... I have to look into it. :toast:
 
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If it took a week to die, that sounds like water vapor ingression.

Something cracked.

Look it over closely, see if you can find it. It might be the die, it might be a memory chip, anything; but it's likely one of the larger chips.

If you find it, Take a heat gun, and heat it gently to ~200C, then hit the crack with thin superglue, and put it in a clean ziplock baggie to dry.
Get as much air as possible out before you seal it.

After it dries for a day, see if it fixed it. If it takes a week to go out again, the crack is still there.

I had a CD player back in the 90's with this problem, and after I sealed all the pin to chip areas on the main chip, it was fixed.
It took a half dozen tries to fix it.
 
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I have to add that the return process at the Nvidia shop is hell of slowness, they warn It will take a week to answer, another to autorize etc...
 
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