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    arrrgh! just borked my graphics card

    fan on my gpu failed(vf7000-cu). Found another one I could use(arctic silencer nv5).

    Thought I'd be clever and pull each ramsink off.

    When I pulled the 1st one off, the ram came with it.

    Before I get told how universally stupid that was,I now have a dilemma.

    As you can see by my system, it's not the most cutting edge at the moment.

    anyway, I was planning on upgrading my system to a core 2 duo in a few months time along with a dx10 pcie board.

    The clever act by me may have brought that forward a bit as I don't want to buy another agp card only to upgrade it again in a few months.

    Question is, IF I can get the other ramsinks off without damaging the ram, will the card still work or will I have to upgrade my card?
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    Unless you can get the removed memory chip back onto the board and reflow the solder joints, your board won't work properly, I'm fairly certain of that.
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    it's worth a try but the cards bios will probably throw a paddy at start up if it does at all
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    Give it ago, and let see some pictures, im laughing already. How the hell did you manage that? Was the Heatsinks super glued on?!?

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    depending on ur soldering skills and the amount of damage u may get away with a repair but it will be a fair amount of work. Me finks its time to invest in a new system or grab a cheapo card off ebay

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