GPU started smoking

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Dec 21, 2010
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I was doing some maintenance on my computer, which started up fine when I plugged it back in but it made a weird thumping sound. I felt around and thought it was one of my GTX 460's doing it. I didn't know what was happening but then it started to make a really fast clicking sound like it would make if a wire were touching a fan. If that wasn't good enough something (might not have been the GPU but I think so) started smoking! I turned it off as quick as possible. It smelt like electrical components being burned. Uhhhhh, help me please?!! I'm kind of scared to plug in back in for fear the it will completely kill the card. What was weird is that there are no burn marks on the motherboard or card. The card was not hot or anything, what is going on?