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    9800 GTX Repairable?

    I recently volt modded my 9800 GTX. It seemed fine at about 1.3V but after about 3 hours it went up in flames.
    I'm wondering if there is any chance of being able to repair it.

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    WOW!!! I'm thinking that one is beyond repair.
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    First, clean it up to give us a better view of the situation. As long as it looks like the card attended a barbecue, we won't be able to tell you much.

    Just that much: Just because it looks bad, doesn't mean that a repair is impossible. The first problem that you'll have, most likely though, is where to get the replacement part(s).
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    Alright, thanks every one. Now I have a reason to buy a 4890 in a couple weeks.

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    There is a repair part to fix exactly this problem in newegg.com for 179.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTSRboy View Post
    There is a repair part to fix exactly this problem in newegg.com for 179.99
    It is almost the price of the card itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sn@ke:~ View Post
    It is almost the price of the card itself.
    The repair parts is a 9800GTX! (i think they are 180 ish now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebluemeanie1 View Post
    I'm wondering if there is any chance of being able to repair it.
    yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebluemeanie1 View Post
    I recently volt modded my 9800 GTX. It seemed fine at about 1.3V but after about 3 hours it went up in flames.
    How did you mod it?
    How did you measure the voltage?
    Cooling?

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    I used this mod.http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...8&d=1207145797
    I measured the voltage using one of the SMD capacitors circled in this picture.http://shrani.si/f/2t/Eu/4DFq8Vki/image07.jpg
    The cooling was stock.(probably not such a great idea)

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    you were measuring the voltage at load correct?

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    Yes, in the few hours before it burned up the biggest load it ever had was the Vista Basic theme.

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    May not be impossible to fix, just little more challeging than normaly
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebluemeanie1 View Post
    Yes, in the few hours before it burned up the biggest load it ever had was the Vista Basic theme.
    Card would be in 2D power state when displaying desktop, seems like 1,3 V was your idle voltage
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoqolatl View Post
    Card would be in 2D power state when displaying desktop, seems like 1,3 V was your idle voltage
    If the 2D voltage was 1.3V, I wonder what the 3D voltage would be

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    That part is de facto the first thing to crap out on G92 board. I had one GT blow this way and I've seen several cards have died this way online.

    Too bad fets of that form factor are a major pain to solder. In and out.
    With only one soldering iron atleast.

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    Wait? It died on desktop, in idle?
    Sounds like it was not vmod related. That exact part simply cannot be overvolted to death and in idle it cant choke on current either.

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    I'd take out the mod and RMA.
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    I would cut the GPU out and make it a keychain....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnt Toast View Post
    I would cut the GPU out and make it a keychain....
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    This poor guy is still giving first aid to his card and you guys are already talking about keychains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conquistador SW View Post
    This poor guy is still giving first aid to his card and you guys are already talking about keychains.
    Of course...a shiney 9800GTX keychain would be awesome!

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