Question A thing fell off my video card

Mar 21, 2019
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A little black square square broke off my AMD Radeon HD 5500, it still works, I get some artifacting when oc'ing memory over 840mhz never got to use before it broke off as it was given to me and he found it in his garage I think. I am just wondering what its for. Something to do with the DVI port maybe? something to do with memory? btw this happened a long time ago I am just getting a new monitor so I'm wonderin if I should not get a DVI monitor (Location of black square on video card) (Black square that broke off)
 

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Hey there Spare Brains
That is a DIPP - a Dual Inline Pin Package Integrated Circuit.
I cannot say what it does but you told us what its not doing now that is gone.
you COULD try to replace it if you have any soldering skills.
I suggest a new card. a used card with that performance is fairly cheap

see
https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GT-1030-vs-AMD-Radeon-HD-5500/m283726vsm8853
not an endorsement, shop around, caveat emptor, example only
https://www.newegg.com/msi-geforce-gt-1030-gt-1030-2gd4-lp-oc/p/N82E16814137372?Item=N82E16814137372
 
Mar 21, 2019
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I've never soldered before, but I have a soldering iron but I lost the thing that fell off. Its a crappy video card, I could find a better one for 30 bucks, but for now this one will be fine till I get a new one.
 

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