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Old December 11, 2010, 09:32 AM
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My GTX 480 went on me during a radiator change (not sure how but thats irrelevant lol). Well it kinda went, it still displays on the screen but there are artifacts everywhere and it looks like an acid trip on my monitor. If i wanted to deal with it and just use it as a crap display i could.

Now, could the card still be used for physx and folding?
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Old December 11, 2010, 09:56 AM
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probably not, but give it a chance though...doesnt it have warranty?
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Old December 11, 2010, 10:06 AM
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Depends what is faulty on the card, but it MAY work, but I would doubt it. It will probably fail calculations, I'm not sure what would happen when it did though if it was being used for Physx. I wonder if it would artifact? Try it out, can't hurt.
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Old December 11, 2010, 10:07 AM
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well folding does need shaders, but if the core is needed too and it messes up? bang, there goes 3 hours of work!
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You could always try. Have you tried using a different DVI port? Maybe something is wrong there. I would RMA it as why keep a broken card when you can have a fully working card?
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Old December 12, 2010, 08:14 PM
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Not sure how or when, but today decided to turn on the pc and use it for a media server for the time being while I figured a gpu solution to my surprise - the card works like nothing ever happened it.

Gotta love these gpus that built like tanks lol.

Not sure if its the new radiator (XSPC 360) or just the 2 gpu block resets I did, but the temps are down a whopping 10 degrees as well, cpu seemed to have shaved off about 5 or 6 but thats a huge increase on the gpu temps I thought.
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No warranty left?

If not, give it a shot. It really depends on what is wrong. If it doesn't work and it won't fold or Physx (yes I just used Physx as a verb) bake it and see if the artifacting is fixed.
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