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Old February 10, 2011, 04:13 PM
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Took the GPU out and had a look.
Anyone have any thoughts on how serious this mark on the node is?
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I'm making arrangements to take it back to NICX for testing.

It also looks from this photo that there might be something in the pci slot...in the same position where the node appears damaged:
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I also noticed some tiny bits of red plastic that must be from the pci-e slot.
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...although I don't see how a tiny fibre like that could cause that very well defined...horizontal gouge in the gold node.

Do you think that gouge in the node could be responsible for the problems i'm having when I plug my monitors in to the GPU's DVI port?
Do you think that gouge is something that could have happend at the manufacturer?
Of course, the card passed tests done by the manufacturer...and the builder...and worked fine for the first 3-4 weeks I had the computer. The problem occured without me ever having touched the card...let alone remove it.
And these would have been easily missed (both the gouge on the node, and whatever it is shown in the photo of the pci-e slot)...because they are so small. I could not see it until I looked at the macro photos afterwards.
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