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Graphics card dead?

Postposted on Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:00 pm

I have an HIS 6950 2GB non-ref card that while playing BF3 made a horrendous sound and the computer shut off. I reseated the card and now all it does is the fan spins 100%, but no video. I heard the system post, but no video. I installed another card and my system is working. Would this be something HIS warranty should cover? Thanks.
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Re: Graphics card dead?

Postposted on Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:15 pm

Sure sounds like something that ought to be covered by warranty to me.

What kind of sound did it make? Is there any visible damage to the card (e.g. exploded/leaking capacitors, charred components)?
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Re: Graphics card dead?

Postposted on Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:23 pm

Warranty would not cover if there are obvious signs of misuse, tempering and etc. I had 2 cards replaced under warranty - 1) Buzzing noise similar to blow drier. 2) Substance leaking from the fan. But in my case both cards still worked.

Warranty should cover your card as well.
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Re: Graphics card dead?

Postposted on Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:51 pm

No physical damage to it. It looks fine. It made a very high pitched sound. It has been in my system since July without any issues. Wierd. I submitted an RMA, so I guess we'll see what happens.
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Re: Graphics card dead?

Postposted on Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:57 pm

maiden4life wrote:No physical damage to it. It looks fine. It made a very high pitched sound. It has been in my system since July without any issues. Wierd. I submitted an RMA, so I guess we'll see what happens.



Could you tell the psu make and wattage you used to power the gpu in your system ?
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Re: Graphics card dead?

Postposted on Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:10 pm

I have a OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W.
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Re: Graphics card dead?

Postposted on Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:13 pm

maiden4life wrote:I have a OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W.


Ok , so that rules out the possibility that your gpu might have overloaded the psu as your psu seems fine for a 6950
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Re: Graphics card dead?

Postposted on Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:14 pm

funny thing is the card I am using now til my replacement comes is an old eVGA 8800 Ultra!! Talk about power hungry.
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Re: Graphics card dead?

Postposted on Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:22 pm

maiden4life wrote:funny thing is the card I am using now til my replacement comes is an old eVGA 8800 Ultra!! Talk about power hungry.


there's no mention of the place of purchase so I take it you didn't buy it via Newegg ?
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Re: Graphics card dead?

Postposted on Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:26 pm

The 8800 I had on my shelf. The HD6950 was from newegg.
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