Cleaning GPU and found this...

Cholkavich

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So I was cleaning my GPU, a xfx hd r7870 and planning on reapplying thermal paste. After opening it up I found that two of the components on the board were cracked.
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My gpu is pretty old but I was still getting as much out of it as I could. Anyone ran into something like this?

 

panathas

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This is a coil and it's housing has cracked. However we can't tell how much damaged it is inside. If you didn't damage it yourself while cleaning the card then it will probably work but not for too long and you may hear some coil whine. Probably age and high temps have done this. Your GPU is going to fail in the near future, it's too old and it doesn't worth fixing that component, since there may be damage somewhere else (that's not visible). You should be prepared to get a new GPU when it stops working. Good luck.
 

Cholkavich

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Thanks for the reply! I have a gtx1070 on it's way I was just trying to clean it up to put into a build to give away to someone. Oh well
 

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