Burning Smell

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  1. TheDantee

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    Was playing a game and surprisingly I had disabled all Overclocks the others day as I felt a throttling issue was occurring when gpus reached 100% Usage so I was testing stock clocks (premas vbios)... All the sudden my PC just crashed I turned it back on and u coukd see this burning smell so I turned it off opened up and smell was coming from GPU 1 so I repasted it and loaded back up... Smell still persists ran a GPU Benchmark and the smell was strong... The GPU shows up and runs but smells like it is burning and the smell gives me a horrible headache. Any ideas on what to do?

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  2. Pete Light

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    Errr, let Dell know? :)

    What else could you do?

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    Smell giving a headache?
    Sounds like a capacitor burned (like a filtering cap). Did you check for any blown caps?
     
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    which thermal paste you are using. if liquid metal double check if it is not leaking and shorting anything if not check for metal partial between components.
     
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    Was thinking the same thing... Was 2 in the morning but card looked fine

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    It's not leaking I checked

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    Can u do that without warranty?

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    These help at all? Running benchmark for a good minute or 2 the pc will shut off... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    i am pretty sure that liquid metal is touching some component either directly or via heat sink .... you should have covered the transistors near the die with some insulation. my friend had similar situation a few months back we couldnt track the burning smell later we discovered that the liquid metal from heat sink was making contact with one of the transistors on gpu.

    grab a needle and try to clear the debris between transistors on gpu
     
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    I swapped the gpus so if it is still burning on GPU 1 that may be the issue

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