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I get home from work the other day, and smack my keyboard with my hand as per usual, waking my computer up from its 8 hour nap. I toss my keys on the desk and my vid card fan goes to 100%, my display doesn't initialize and in a panic I flick the power off on my PSU. Shit.
Turns out my voltage regulators are fucked and my computer won't post unless I squeeze the rear of the card (where the VRMs are) against the main heatsink, bending the pcb. In GPU-Z my VDDC Phases are off, sometimes showing #1 and #3 as working fine, with #2 conspicuously absent of any reading. Sometimes #2 is working but the others are gone. When I bend the card toward the heatsink all 3 show up as normal...
Freakin' weird, man. So I got a Sapphire 6870 on the way, should materialize tuesday.
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The planets must have misaligned on you
Planky, get your head out of the aether: Astrology isn't real and neither are you.
It's a Radeon 4870, Exl.
I don't know a thing about reflow soldering, but it might be a cool project after I get my new card.
mercury is no longer retrograde, tho.