Is my 5800 Ultra dead?
I recently got my old 5800 Ultra out of storage and decided to clean it up. I removed the thermal tape they used, polished the copper plates and was going to re-apply AS5 before putting it all back togather. The problem is that my mom (unknowingly) managed to knock one the tiny black/silver (what I assume to be) transistors off the board, I almost didn't notice it but upon inspection I noted that their was a little spec of a transistor sitting loose on the circut board.
I kept the card mostly for it's nerd value, but now I wonder if it will still work. I don't have a desktop machine to try it out in at the moment, but then again, I wonder if I should even try.. do you guys think it would be busted?
i5 3570k | Sabertooth z77 | GTX 680 (320.49) | 16GB DDR2 | Win7 x64 Pro