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ktimekiller
Jan 9, 2012


Recently my computer crashed while it was on and would no longer turn on. At the time of crash, there was a burning smell, and I had artifacting the night previous in my games. After fiddling with it, I noticed that the computer does not start with the gpu's power plugged in. I however do not have an on board card or spare cards or different computers to test what might be the issue. One of the gpu fans no longer turn and is stiff to turn physically. When I boot with the gpu power unplugged but inserted into the slot, the one fan turns with the rest of the computer. It seems low that the problem is a fried gpu, but without other parts or computer I cannot check. My question is, does this seem like a gpu problem? Or could there be other problems. Gpu in question is a 560gtx ti. Let me know if you need more info

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Jacobus Spades
Oct 29, 2004

Oh wow!

First of all, you should reformat your post according to this template.

More than likely what happened is that the fan motor blew, causing the card to overheat and causing a subsequent crash. There may be permanent damage, or the card may be more or less immediately overheating or doing some other crazy thing when the computer is turned on. It may be salvageable if you feel like replacing the fan yourself (good luck finding one), but if you can just RMA the thing.

Neuntausend
Sep 11, 2012

Wir werden alle sterben.

"Electric" smell is never a good sign. But from what you described, it might have come from the fan motor. Have you tried unplugging the GPU fans? Maybe the broken one is creating a short circuit.

Have you checked the graphicscard for visible damage like burnt traces and blown capacitors? If you find those, your card is obviously toast.

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