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980ti Darwin Awards: Help

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Just now, Praesi said:

Not realy. Doing this was beyond stupid..sorry.

It's like trying to stick the key in your car's ignition and not getting it lined up the first time, then getting your gun and shooting out the slot to make it fit.


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P.S.  I did read the instructions. Many times. There are four threaded holes with standoffs to connect the bracket to the card. One of those holes didnt have that standoff, and was WAY misaligned with the hole on the card. I installed the card initially and ran it without that bolt on. But my pc crashed when I opened any gpu intensive task. Which I finally figured out was because that missing bolt allowed the cooler to rise off the gpu on one corner, so it wasn't making contact. It would jump to 100 degrees then crash my monitor. This was the only solution I came up with. Next time, i'm just gonna call the manufacturer and ask.

 

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14 minutes ago, Zanderlinde said:

I'm of a d.i.y. nature. Usually I'm able to fix shit. Obviously this is a level above any rational person to try. But you live and you learn. Emphasis on the learn. Thanks for the mockery guys, keep it up :)

I can identify with that, I can count the number of times I've sent something back for repair on one hand, but...

Read the manual, man. That loss was absurdly disproportionate to the lesson. That's a lesson you should learn with a $10 picture frame, not a $1000 GPU (I believe you said it was $1000...).

 

EDIT: By the way, I'm really not trying to be mean, I'm just awestruck...


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4 minutes ago, Zanderlinde said:

P.S.  I did read the instructions. Many times. There are four threaded holes with standoffs to connect the bracket to the card. One of those holes didnt have that standoff, and was WAY misaligned with the hole on the card. I installed the card initially and ran it without that bolt on. But my pc crashed when I opened any gpu intensive task. Which I finally figured out was because that missing bolt allowed the cooler to rise off the gpu on one corner, so it wasn't making contact. It would jump to 100 degrees then crash my monitor. This was the only solution I came up with. Next time, i'm just gonna call the manufacturer and ask.

I still can't imagine the mental leap that must occur to decide to drill a hole in your graphics card before asking any questions.

By the way, for things like this in the future, someone here almost always has an answer...


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This has gotta be the dumbest thing I've seen on this forum... it's like washing a car with a Brillo pad. loll


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Well, at least pull the gpu off for a key chain or something. Might as well get something out of it. Probably not the brightest idea to do with a relatively new gpu, but if you had tried this say 10 years in the future I'd say Rock on!!! I've burned, cut, soldered, and utterly destroyed many many cards doing stuff like this. The difference was the value of each card was usually less than $10. Make sure it's 100% expendable before going crazy on it.


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At first I was horrified...now I can't stop laughing.  lol


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The corsair bracket wasn't meant for your card bcs it is not a reference pcb (looks like it, but it has some componentry moved around bcs amp edition). If shit doesn't fit, you have an issue that can't and shouldn't be solved by hard modding the card. Also, NZXT makes a bracket that does the same thing as this does and it's universal and IMHO the better option.

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Oh man, I've just seen your story on eTeknix and came to see if nayone posted it here... You done goofed m8.

 

Darwin award indeed.


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didnt you learn anything from linus? if stuff dont fit use zip ties for fuck sake. i mean who in their right mind thinks its a good idea to drill through a circuit board?


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There are no words to express my opinion towards the event in this thread.


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This has made it to reddit and the front page of anyone subscribed to /r/buildapc or /r/techsupportgore.  Came here to tell the OP: shake it off dude and don't let the mockery get you down.  We've _all_ screwed up and some point, and if we haven't, we will.  Also, your screw up taught me (and others) things about PCBs I did not know before.

 

Drink a cold one bro and enjoy the rest of your week..

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10 minutes ago, fatkiddown said:

This has made it to reddit and the front page of anyone subscribed to /r/buildapc or /r/techsupportgore.  Came here to tell the OP: shake it off dude and don't let the mockery get you down.  We've _all_ screwed up and some point, and if we haven't, we will.  Also, your screw up taught me (and others) things about PCBs I did not know before.

 

Drink a cold one bro and enjoy the rest of your week..

To be fair, he did encourage the mockery in his OP. 


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