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#21SinisterSlayPosted 8/21/2014 9:10:46 AM
EciDemon posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
That's a new one. I've static shocked video cards before, it doesn't bother them.

Computers are remarkably shock resistant. I remember back when dialup modems were common, we had an issue that every time someone made a phone call, the computer would turn off.
Turned out the rural phone lines had more power going through them, and the modem was actually creating an electricity arc and striking the CPU every time there was a phone call, causing the computer to shut down.
Had to move the modem card down a few slots.


You should always be careful when dealing with computer parts. Cpu's and such have such tiny traces and a static charge can easily burn them. This was true in the past and still is today.

Here's the thing though, you may end up damaging your components today partially burning a trace in the cpu and down the line 6 months later it will break but then you wouldn't know it was due to static during the hardware installation.


I think the shock mostly hit the heatsink then went to ground.
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#22The Sock(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2014 9:39:04 PM
jessica73 posted...
Should be under warranty, still


Jess, you're a lifesaver. It indeed is under warranty. Ty!!!!
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#23Lemur_HPosted 8/21/2014 9:40:43 PM
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#24Bazooka_PenguinPosted 8/21/2014 9:47:40 PM(edited)
How do you know it's bricked? What exactly is the problem? Did you check the POST beeps?

Did you try the motherboard's video out connectors? Did you make sure to turn video out from on-board to PCI-E?
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#25The Sock(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2014 10:06:06 PM
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
How do you know it's bricked? What exactly is the problem? Did you check the POST beeps?

Did you try the motherboard's video out connectors? Did you make sure to turn video out from on-board to PCI-E?


Because I put my old processor back with that same video card, and the video card still didn't work.
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#26Bazooka_PenguinPosted 8/21/2014 10:16:42 PM(edited)
Are you sure the problem isn't with the CPU or the motherboard? Like I said, check the POST beeps. Just google it, you'll find plenty of thorough explanations. Report back with what you hear
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#27The Sock(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2014 10:21:15 PM
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
Are you sure the problem isn't with the CPU or the motherboard? Like I said, check the POST beeps. Just google it, you'll find plenty of thorough explanations. Report back with what you hear


There were no beeps. The computer acted like the card wasn't there. It simply used the onboard video card instead.
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#28Bazooka_PenguinPosted 8/21/2014 10:51:21 PM(edited)
The Sock posted...
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
Are you sure the problem isn't with the CPU or the motherboard? Like I said, check the POST beeps. Just google it, you'll find plenty of thorough explanations. Report back with what you hear


There were no beeps. The computer acted like the card wasn't there. It simply used the onboard video card instead.


Did you check the BIOS settings for which GPU to use?

Perhaps you should try clearing the CMOS

Oh, and. Have you tried reseating the video card? Making sure all power connectors are plugged into the video card? Etc.
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#29The Sock(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2014 10:52:09 PM
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
The Sock posted...
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
Are you sure the problem isn't with the CPU or the motherboard? Like I said, check the POST beeps. Just google it, you'll find plenty of thorough explanations. Report back with what you hear


There were no beeps. The computer acted like the card wasn't there. It simply used the onboard video card instead.


Did you check the BIOS settings for which GPU to use?

Perhaps you should try clearing the CMOS

Oh, and. Have you tried reseating the video card? Making sure all power connectors are plugged into the video card? Etc.


Actually did all three of those. :D

Unfortunately, my BIOS won't let me select which video card to use.
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#30jessica73Posted 8/22/2014 4:57:34 AM
Maybe try switching slots, the pci-e may have kicked the bucket?
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