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  1. #1
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    2 x GTX 295's Dead

    I have two GTX 295's in my system (water cooled). I needed to rearrange my loop and took them out for a bit. Once done I replaced them and... nothing.

    I reseated them and again, no display on either of them. The green lights are on so power isn't the problem. I could see that the PC was booting as the keyboard displayed and I was able to use the keys to shut it down.

    I reconfigured the cards but still no results. I put them in a different machine and still dead. I used the card from that other machine in my system and it worked fine so it's not the system or the monitor.

    As far as I am aware the have not been dropped and I'm pretty sure no water got on them as I was particularly careful about that.

    Any ideas as to why these 2 cards would go at the same time? They have water blocks on them and I'm planning on disassembling for a good cleaning but can't think this would be the problem.

    Will post pics when I get home.

    Many thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Mike Richer; 01-16-2012 at 12:35 PM.

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    Re: 2 x GTX 295's Dead

    Seems something happened to make them die. I guess it was something involved with taking them out. Wouldn't be surprised if it was an anti-static discharge that killed them or something. Rather sad however life goes on and there are superior cards out there as replacements. I suppose all you can do is troubleshoot as much as possible to fix and beyond that superior cards can be used as replacements.

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    Re: 2 x GTX 295's Dead

    Hrm, its pretty hard to say why that might happen. You might want to strip your rig down, reset CMOS and build it back up again. Not a reformat, but sometimes I've had issues where rigs just didn't start unless I did a compete teardown. I've rarely been able to fully pinpoint the problem


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    Re: 2 x GTX 295's Dead

    Hope not, using anti static wristband but you never know.

    Didn't get a chance to break it down last night so I'll do it tonight and do an install on my spare PC.

    Cheers.

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    Re: 2 x GTX 295's Dead

    Hard to believe BOTH cards would go at the same time unless there was something like a lightning strike, or a water leak, etc....

    Hope you figure it out.

  6. #6
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    Re: 2 x GTX 295's Dead

    I had this sort of thing happen with the 295s, and IIRC I just plugged the monitor into an output I wasn't using and all was well again.

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