Solved EVGA GTX 560se has burning smell.

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
July 25, 2012 at 16:12:58
Specs: Windows 7, phenom II x 4 955/6gb ddr2
Why does my graphics card have a burning smell? Brand new card. I sent the first card back and the second one is just as bad. Runs fine, normal temps, bad smell. How do i take off the shroud?

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#1
July 25, 2012 at 16:58:11
Maybe it's slowly burning itself out due to an el-cheapo power supply? Post the make/model, wattage, & amperage specs.

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#2
July 25, 2012 at 17:47:21
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All that electronic stuff stinks. If two of them smell then it is likely to be normal.

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#3
July 25, 2012 at 19:24:28
Seasonic X750 modular gold. it has 62 amps on the 12 volt rail.

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#4
July 25, 2012 at 19:29:07
I rma the first card this morning and picked up the second one at the same time. it was supposed to be for sli. this time i took off the shroud and re-applied thermal compound. when i put the card in and started the computer, i got 3 long beeps and the screen said bios checksum error. it was re-copying it from something. my motherboard is a gigabyte 990fx with dual bios. it seemed to caught in a loop so i pressed the power button to shut it down. then when it came back up everything was normal. ive never had a problem like this before.

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#5
July 27, 2012 at 06:06:22
"ive never had a problem like this before"

How often do you buy new cards & immediately tear them apart? Obviously you've voided the warranty. We have no idea if you applied the paste correctly or if you damaged anything when disassembling/reassembling the card.


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#6
July 27, 2012 at 16:21:56
Do you mean how often do i buy a new card and take it apart? this is the first time ive had to disassemble a new card. Evga does not void the warranty to replace thermal compound. And, no i suppose you dont know if i correctly applied the thermal compound, but i do. I had to see if there was any problem with the pcb. the stock compound nvidia uses is dry and flakes off. the card runs cooler now. nothing was damaged during the disassembling/reassembling process. i figured if i can build a racing engine for a car, this should be easy. its 4 screws on the back.

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