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Is my G4ti4200 fried...vertex and pixel shaders are jumpy

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wuzzapiman

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Oct 13, 2002
its an albatron Ti4200P TURBO that has recently been acting very weird in vertex and pixel shader tests( jumpy even when not OC'd)

so when i went to put some AS3 on the core i noticed to wierd things...first off the heatsink was really lose and only had 2 pins with springs. secondly 2 opposite corners of the black outside of the core looked charred...

am i really as screwed as i think?
 

mbentley

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hmm... almost sounds like your heatsink came loose and it might have had a little bit of a heat problem... try cleaning it with 99% ispropyl alcohol all around the gpu and let it dry for a minute. then reapply the as3 very carefully, making sure not to get any on anything but the gpu heatspreader. good luck with your card but it sounds kinda bad :rolleyes:
 
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wuzzapiman

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Oct 13, 2002
the marks were there before i put on as3 and the paste was all on the core, not just the heatspreader so thats where i replaced it.

im putting washers between the pin and springs to get it more secure...