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Hi I'd appreciate any ideas on what might be the fault with my GTX285 and if there is anything I can do. Please "don't get your card wet is not going to be helpful LOL!).

 

It's a long story! But my gaming PC ended up getting pelted by rain when the wind blew a window wide open. Drops of water dripped onto the circuit board of my GTX 285 inside the PC. The PC was on when is git wet, when I discovered it it had shut down. The PC appears to be working OK with another graphics card. The part of the circuit board that got wet is right above the two 6-pin power receptacles (at the end of the card). Consider the orientation of the graphics card when installed with the back circuit board of the card facing upward; there are two 6-pin power - lets call #2 the one closest to the end and #1 beside it.

 

I'm left with the following behaviour wihen I install my GTX 285 (and when I use a different PSU):

1) With no 6-pin power connectors attached when switched on nothing happens.

2) With 6-pin #1 only connected when the PC is switched on it sounds as if it's beginning the boot sequence but the monitor receives a blank signal (on either DVI output), graphics card fan is spinning.

3) With 6-pin #2 only connected when the PC is switched on nothing happens.

4) With both 6-pins attached nothing happens.

  :(((.


Regards, Django EGLL.

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Still mourning by old GTX285 friend... we went though a lot together :( !

 

I'm planning a new i7-4790K build with  GTX7## card. However I want to keep my Q9650 LGA775 PCIe v2 PC for use in a networked PC sim. Would a GTX480 for £80 be a good deal? I realise that there are far more energy efficient cards that offer the same performance, but for £80 I'd really be looking at a 1GB GTX750 PCIe v3 which is still outperformed by the old 1.5GB GTX480 PCIe v2 card.


Regards, Django EGLL.

| DCS v1.5.8 + v2.5.3-OB + A10C + F18C + Harrier + FC3 | X-Plane | Tacview |
| FX-6350 3.9GHz | DDR3-1600 16GB | 2X SATA2 | GA-78LMT-USB3 | 750W | CH Yoke + Pedals |
| GTX780Ti 3GB | Nvidia v397.31 + Inspector v1.9.7.8 | 32" TV 1080p 60Hz | TrackIR5 |

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The nVidia data sheet for the GTX480 says:

Directx 11 (does not say 11.2)

OpenGL 4.0 (does not say 4.5)

HDMI 1.4a

Displayport 1.1a

How does that compatibility compare top the GTX6## and GTX7## series cards? Any major drawbacks in terms of compatibility?


Regards, Django EGLL.

| DCS v1.5.8 + v2.5.3-OB + A10C + F18C + Harrier + FC3 | X-Plane | Tacview |
| FX-6350 3.9GHz | DDR3-1600 16GB | 2X SATA2 | GA-78LMT-USB3 | 750W | CH Yoke + Pedals |
| GTX780Ti 3GB | Nvidia v397.31 + Inspector v1.9.7.8 | 32" TV 1080p 60Hz | TrackIR5 |

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Does anyone know if the GTX285 cooler will fit on any more recent Nvidia GTX cards?


Regards, Django EGLL.

| DCS v1.5.8 + v2.5.3-OB + A10C + F18C + Harrier + FC3 | X-Plane | Tacview |
| FX-6350 3.9GHz | DDR3-1600 16GB | 2X SATA2 | GA-78LMT-USB3 | 750W | CH Yoke + Pedals |
| GTX780Ti 3GB | Nvidia v397.31 + Inspector v1.9.7.8 | 32" TV 1080p 60Hz | TrackIR5 |

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