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User Info: kjs7

kjs7
4 years ago#1
Today a small part broke off of my 670. Like, very small. However I have no idea what this piece actually does and the GPU still works normally at least for the hour I got to test it. Heres a picture:

http://i.imgur.com/97TmC.jpg (C610)

Now, I'm just wondering a) what this piece does/what effect it will have if any, and b) if I should just get a replacement since its still under Amazon's warranty to be sure. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than myself should be able to chime in here....
;)
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User Info: kjs7

kjs7
4 years ago#2
and thread title should say gpu, sorry :(
;)
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User Info: Knifegash

Knifegash
4 years ago#3
That's a surface mounted resistor.

It likely won't work without it.
Isn't that right, Zach?
http://tinyurl.com/5vsjbj6

User Info: LordSeifer

LordSeifer
4 years ago#4
the GPU still works normally


some part of it will have slightly messed up voltage, it may never matter, or it may die tomorrow
^ this

User Info: lionheart5656

lionheart5656
4 years ago#5
Or it may explode.

I'm hoping it explodes.
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User Info: kjs7

kjs7
4 years ago#6
annnnnnnd replacement is on the way.

I would want an explosion as well....
;)
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User Info: k debonair

k debonair
4 years ago#7
time for the pencil trick
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User Info: LordSeifer

LordSeifer
4 years ago#8
is that the rubber pencil trick, or overclocking athlons?
^ this

User Info: k debonair

k debonair
4 years ago#9
From: LordSeifer | #008
or overclocking athlons?

it works on various gpus as well
using a number 2 graphite pencil, draw a heavy pencil mark between the two contacts, and it will act as a conductor.
From: CJayC | Posted: 6/3/2003
GameFAQs isn't going to be merged in with GameSpot or any other site. We're not going to strip out the soul of the site.

User Info: Knifegash

Knifegash
4 years ago#10
That sounds very fascinating, never heard of it! But wouldn't that be a poor substitute, since a resistor is supposed to be making contact for the circuit, and a change in voltage could blow a capacitor down the line?
Isn't that right, Zach?
http://tinyurl.com/5vsjbj6
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