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hi, got an used 7970, the guy said its not working and only

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hi,

got an used 7970, the guy said its not working and only had to pay shipping and packing to him for it, when i recieved it, i plugged it in, the fan is spinning but it is not indeed working, so i took the heatsink off and found out that the thermal paste hasnt been changed ever, it was rock hard, had to soak it up for a while to properly clean it

still not clean enough, but there seems to be a very tiny spot in the middle of the gpu, and a black spot on the heatsink's copper bottom, about 2x bigger than the one on the gpu

is this fixable, or the gpu has had a nano-explosion and the graphics card can go to hall of legends?

it's a launch amd 7970 reference
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>>51517748
Thermal paste is typically hard when it's cold and liquidy when warm/hot. It being solid means the GPU is probably dead and not generating any heat when you turned it on.
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It's fine, put thermal paste back on and enjoy it while it lasts.

It was probably a *coin miner piecing off his rig too.
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>>51517792
I'm illiterate, didn't read that it was kill.

It's definitely something from a mining rig, unfixable
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>buying used AMD cards within the last 2 years
The miners won
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>>51517769
>>51517808
alright, i'll oven it which probably does nothing and maybe someone else wants to try aswell
>>51517826
i paid 8 euros for it
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It's dead, jim.
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>>51517748
its not the chip, probably the ram or the power delivery

which means it dead
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>>51517894
thinking about baking it
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>>51517923
>burn in spot on the cooler
that's not entirely unusual, it happens to every cooler as the paste material slowly oxidizes the copper. If it really is blackened, that's rather extreme.

Unless you can verify there are no blown/dead components (close up non blurry pictures would help), baking it might just be the only thing you can try.

It's my two cents that the card is dead, jim.
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>>51518005
thanks, it was worth a shot
going to bake it, and if it doesnt work, going to sell it
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