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Testing someone else's video card in my rig

oniianoniian Registered User regular
edited February 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
So a co-worker's son is building his rig. The computer posts until the video card is put in. The card is a BFG 8800 GTS OC with 512 MB GDDR3.

My card in my rig is a EVGA 8800 GTS with 320mb GDDR3.

I have a Thermaltake Purepower RX W0143RU ATX12V / EPS12V 550W Power Supply.

My coworker is hoping I can test the card out in my rig. Does anyone have any reason why I shouldn't obliged them?


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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Unless it's being installed by a cat or something else that can accumulate excess amounts of static electricty, or by a gorilla or something else that'll probably wreck your case, swapping out an 8800GTS for an 8800GTS is unlikely to cause any harm.

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    tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I would uninstall your drivers before you take the original card out, just to be safe on that side. Otherwise it shouldn't be a problem.

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    FellhandFellhand Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I'd slap it in and see if you can't get it to work.

    If all the other components in his system are working fine until this card is put in you shouldn't have to worry about a short or anything.

    Do you have a different card you can try in his board before you put that card in your system? He might have a bad/dead slot.

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