Ebay Quadro 5000

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Hello, I have found a quadro 5000 on ebay for around 30 bucks, the only problem is that the seller says that the card is not displaying an image and is getting a error code 41 in device manager on it (with a secondary gpu installed beside it) I'm wondering if it's something simple that can be fixed, and if it's worth it to buy. I've been looking into doing animation/game design. I have a gtx 970 already but I want to have a separate system for that kind of workload.
 

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Why on earth would you consider buying a known broken GPU?

There is no way to know what is broken, until some tests are done on it.
A "fix" would depend on what is broken. Which you have no way of knowing.

Pass this by.
 

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The only way I'd consider buying a broken GPU is if it was an easy software issue, whether be bios or driver or even a cooling problem, but if no one knows what error codes mean then I'll just pass it by like ya said
 

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"error code 41" simply means that the system shut down unexpectedly and does not know why.
 

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Ah, I did I a little bit more digging and officially from nvidia an XID code of 41 is unused. I asked the seller if they were sure that the code was 41. But if its shutting down randomly, then it could be just a thermal problem, then again maybe not. It would make a good youtube video XD. However, I dont want to seem like an idiot, and make a bad decision.
 

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OK..."41" from Windows means one thing, "41" from Nvidia may mean something else.

In any case...it is known broken, with an unknown problem.
Your call.
 

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Welp apparantly I dont have a choice now because i "accidentally" purchased it, I pressed buy it now, but backed out but the order somehow still went through so I guess I'll try to fix it or put it up for sale for the same price I bought it for
 

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As a final note, the error code you said is for windows itself. A device with the error code 41 is apparently "driver has been installed but windows cannot detect the device"... ahhg I'm stupid, welp never gonna try that again.
 

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