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Okay... I have a really bad feeling about this. Just now I plugged my headphones into the front jack and heard a bzzt sound and felt a shock in my ears. Immediately after that the screen went completely black. I tried moving my mouse but it didn't come back on. I tried pressing a button on the monitor but it says it's in power save mode and press any key or move the mouse but that didn't work... I'm guessing there's a really big chance I fried the video card there. Any way to figure out for sure?
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u take out ur video card and plug the VGA/DVI/HDMI cable on ur onboard video card (if u have)
if it shows image, then yeah... prolly ur video card is either screwed up or something like it
 
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Drain the power to your system and then try again.
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Drain the power to your system and then try again.
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Unplug your system for a couple hours and try again.
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Tried it but didn't work. Removed my video card and yep, works. Time to look for a replacement...
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hit up warranty lol.
 
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hit up warranty lol.
Parents threw out the packaging. So not possible.
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You need the package. The video card should have the serial number somewhere on the card itself.

If you want help with finding a new card, then let us know if your system is ATX or BTX casing and how many brackets you have available.
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Well, apparently Sapphire's RMA doesn't need me to have the packaging, only the card. So that's good news. The bad news is I also just found out my front jack is broken. Anyone mind listing some alternative ways for attaching my headphones to the computer besides putting it onto the sound card on the back of my pc?
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Well, apparently Sapphire's RMA doesn't need me to have the packaging, only the card. So that's good news. The bad news is I also just found out my front jack is broken. Anyone mind listing some alternative ways for attaching my headphones to the computer besides putting it onto the sound card on the back of my pc?
that's your only alternative sadly.
 
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Found an alternative!

FRONTX - FRONT PANEL COMPUTER PORT ( front usb, front ieee 1394 connector, etc )

Just in case anyone wants another way to have a front panel jack on their computers as well. They have stuff ranging from USB, FireWire, to multimedia ports. The reviews I found online look pretty good as well.
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Sorry for the double post but I need some advice on this. Radeon just sent me an email asking if I would like this video card (HD6870 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E) in exchange for the other one.



Here my old video card.

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Any difference between the two?

I assume that the card they are giving me is this one.

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100314-2SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Edit - It seems to me that the only difference is that the new one has stream processors and opengl.
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the one you had was AMD's reference (stock) model of the 6870. the one sapphire is offering is their model of the 6870 with their own heatsink/fan.

edit: ask them which model, sapphire always makes different models like the vapor x for one.

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Generally cards with an aftermarket cooler (3rd party designed, non-stock) run cooler than the stock model. Slight difference in temperatures, performance is the same though. (Unless the card states stock overclocked)
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