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H3avyM3tal
10-20-04, 05:49 PM
This is it:
When I cleaned the old paste from my GT core, I broke one of those 'bricks'
on it. You know, those little bricks on and around the core?
Well, the thing is, my card seem to work ok even after that?
Can you tell me what those are on the core?
gulp...

Subtestube
10-20-04, 06:02 PM
I hope you aren't talking about the Ram chips?!?

subbo
10-20-04, 06:26 PM
What did you clean it with, a screw driver? You're very lucky if it still works.

Subtestube
10-20-04, 06:28 PM
You didn't think to take a photo of exactly what you mean? Or can you find another example somewhere on the web of these things intact?

GlowStick
10-20-04, 07:08 PM
I know what you are talking about, he dose not mean the ram.

Im not exacty sure what they are, maybe some type of resistor/capisator.

However i do not belive there is much you can do aout it. However if it is working fine, I would leave it alone.

H3avyM3tal
10-20-04, 07:15 PM
http://img40.exs.cx/img40/3263/6800gt_core.jpg
I mean this.
and I cleaned it with an ear cleaner....

strangely enough, my gt doesn't have that many thingys around it

Bill The Cat
10-20-04, 07:16 PM
I know what you are talking about, he dose not mean the ram.

Im not exacty sure what they are, maybe some type of resistor/capisator.

However i do not belive there is much you can do aout it. However if it is working fine, I would leave it alone.

I think he could mean the on-die capacitors. On all major pieces of silicon you'll have capacitors on the core itself, which will resembe small, squarish objects, clustered together.

You're a lucky man :)

EDIT: The picture seems to suggest they are indeed capacitors, but on the packaging, not the core.

Slammin
10-20-04, 08:14 PM
http://img40.exs.cx/img40/3263/6800gt_core.jpg
I mean this.
and I cleaned it with an ear cleaner....

strangely enough, my gt doesn't have that many thingys around it


You should never insert anything into your ear. Looks like you killed a resistor and who knows what the long term effect might be, and there might not be any, especially since it's still working.

It is better to use something like a waterpik for cleaning your ears, but do not clean you gpu with that either.




Sorry! Couldn't help myself! Really, have to be careful with those things but a q-tip and acetone is what I used as well.

rohit
10-21-04, 03:45 AM
DONT scare him
Its workin fine
it will remain workin fine
"AMEN"

H3avyM3tal
10-21-04, 04:06 AM
hahaha you are funny ppl.
hey, as long as it's working, I can breath freely...