|Jan 14, 2010, 05:18 PM||#1|
G5 Nvidia Ultra DDL 6800 card broken? Fix?
I got my second PCI X Powermac G5 Ultra OEM Mac 6800 DDL card yesterday.
Was displaying grey vertical lines at start up then static frame.
I googled around and decided to pull off the heat sink and fan to see if it might work without the accoutrements...
... it worked for one hot second, perfectly then flat nothing.
Did I burn out the card? It ran for thirty seconds, top. Tried it again, and nothing not even at start up.
So bummed, my other Ultra works great. Who can fix these things I wonder? Nvidia said I had to call Apple about fixing them!
2.66ghz 13" MBP/1.67ghz Powerbook G5 15" DLHR/iPhone 16gb/30" ACD
Last edited by California; Jan 14, 2010 at 06:48 PM.
|Jan 15, 2010, 06:07 AM||#2|
Applying new thermal paste probably would have cured it from the artifacts or even tightening up the screws to the heatsink.
|Jan 15, 2010, 10:41 PM||#4|
Those chips are very small so they have a small surface area so yes they would burn up really quick!
No I haven't received it yet, maybe tomorrow. My other package is probably stuck in customs in China somewhere
Try applying new thermal paste and reinstalling the heatsink. Does it work then? **Crosses fingers**
|Jan 18, 2010, 04:31 PM||#6|
Never, ever, ever start any kind of CPU/GPU without a heatsink/fan.
As soon as you do, it will have no where for that heat to go and burn up within 2 seconds.
Unfortunately, your graphics card is toast, the best suggestion I can do for you is to find a 6800 on eBay for the G5, or any flashed 6800/7800 AGP PC card flashed with a Mac BIOS.
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